Buddha’s delight which is also known as Luo Han Zhai (罗汉斋) in Chinese, is one of the most well-known vegetarian dishes. Buddha’s delight is so well-known that it even has its own wikipedia page!! 🙂 Buddhist vegetarians do not eat garlic, shallots and onions apart from just meat, eggs or sometimes even diary products. Thus vegetarian dishes are usually made flavourful with soy-based products. So even though Roland didn’t add any garlic in this recipe, he still made it really yummy! We hope you will enjoy this Buddha’s Delight dish (Luo Han Zhai) as much as we did.
See the ingredient list below for your easy reference.
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Serves 4 – 6 pax
Some cooking oil
4 pcs of Chinese mushrooms – cut into halves
1.5 tablespoons of sesame oil
1 pc of red fermented beancurd
Half a carrot – sliced thinly
2 tablespoons of vegetarian oyster sauce / mushroom sauce
500g of cabbage
0.5 teaspoon of salt
2 cups of mushroom-soaked water
1 tablespoon of light soy sauce
0.5 teaspoon of sugar
80g of fresh black fungus
75g of snow peas
35g of glass noodles (tanghoon)
Some cornstarch solution
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Another excellent recipe. My mom is an extremely picky vegetarian. Made it for her and she loved it. Thanks so much! Keep it up all these yummy recipes.
Good 1.. Expecting more vegetarian recipes from your channel ..
Healthy colourful vegetarian dish..I just cooked ytd..one of my favourite dish..Thanks for sharing.
This is perfect!! I was looking for an authentic recipe and I've found it here! I'm a strict Hindu vegetarian and we don't eat alliums as well for the same reason as Buddhists, but it's so hard to explain it to people ugh. This looks so scrumptious. Thank you for using easily-available ingredients too. Happy CNY!
I know I'm commenting very late, I LOVE this Vege dish, BUT it's NOT Loh Hon Chai, this is Kah Heong Chai, which translate to Hometown Vegetarian dish.
Is it alright to include tremella and oyster mushrooms?
i made this and its very good!
I've just tried this for dinner and you are right. without fermented bean curd it will not be the same taste. good thing I managed to get it and it was delicious! thanks for sharing guys!
Hi Roland & Jamie, is there any substitute for fermented bean curd?
Is the fermented bean curb a must for this dish? Is there any substitute for it? Not a fan of fermented stuffs 😛
May I know which brand of the fermented bean curd you use ?
Today is vegetarian day so I tried this recipe, pretty good!
Add more noodles and make this a one dish meal. No rice needed.
Love your channel! Thank you so much for doing such great videos on your channel. you inspired me to star my own channel Chef Ashi !
I really meant why no garlic?
Love this channel. Been on the lookout for a while for Asian cooking videos with quality presentation and explained in English. I think there's actually quite a lot of people curious about it and just wanted a good source of info and you guys are doing a great job of serving this underserved niche. Thanks!
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Brother! Where is your fujuk???
Hello! Any idea on how to get the red fermented beancurd in NTUC? Can't seem to find it in the online store. Wondering if it goes by another name / whether there's a specific brand you would recommend.
Hi from London. You are good at tutoring us on how to cook authentic Chinese dishes. I am your biggest fan! Love it.
Looks delicious. Love absolutely love mushrooms, can't wait to try. Sharing this video with everyone. Thanks chef. Ok might add shrimp or char sui…..maybe….umm yeah. Love you both
Hope that you guys will have more cny cooking videos!
This dish is so good ! Mum used to prepare it. Thanks so much !