Saturday, 1 September 2007

'Yau Mak' with Garlic and Oyster Sauce

This is a typical vegetable dish you get in many Chinese restaurants. Yau Mak is a version of the Romaine lettuce and is delicous stir fried with garlic and oyster sauce. However, to do it just right, you need a REALLY HOT wok and then you quickly fry the lettuce with garlic and oyster sauce so the vegetable is still crisp. This is difficult to do at home so the next best method is to Blanch the vegetable, fry the garlic separately and then toss it all together!

1 Bunch Yau Mak or Romaine Lettuce
1 tsp sugar
3 tbsp Oyster Sauce
6 cloves garlic - chopped


Boil a large pot of water with the sugar. Once boiling, blanch the vegetable for about a minute or two. Drain.

Meanwhile sautee the garlic.
Arrange the vege on a serving plate and dollop oyster sauce all over. Toss the vegetable to coat with the sauce and sprinkle with garlic.

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