I've prepared a snack as an entree for Merdeka Open House 2006. I was going thru the many Flavours magazines that I have and came across this curry puff looking snack. According to the article this is a non-spicy curry puff filled with yambeans (turnips/sengkuang) and bamboo shoots that is hardly served these days. This is my first time to come across such a puff with this kinda fillings and with the name of Ipoh Ipoh. The usage of preserved soybeans made this puff tasted some what Nyonya like. This is very apt for the the Open House since it's like a marriage of the Malay curry puff and Nyonya ju hu char.
Here's the original recipe:
200g bamboo shoots, boiled and shredded
200g yambeans (turnip/sengkuang), shredded
120g chicken fillet
2 pieces of hard beancurd
1/2 tbsp preserved soybeans (tau cho)
1 tsp sugar
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
2 tsp soy sauce
1 1/4 cup prawn and chicken stock
Boil 1 1/4 cup water in pot. Boil chicken fillet, dish out and shred. Now scald the prawns, dish out and remove the shells. Chop up prawn meat and return shell to pot to make stock by simmering for 20 minutes.
Cut beancurd into 6 and fry till half cooked. Cut into thin strips.
Sauteed pounded ingredients in a little oil, add shredded yambeans, bamboo shoots, beancurd, seasonings and stock. Cook until almost dry before stirring in shredded chicken and prawns. Set aside as filling.
1 tbsp softened butter
1/4 cup water
Put all in a bowl and mix into a dough. Roll out into floured surface once only. Cut into rounds, into each put some filings into it. Fold over and flute edge with fork. Deep fry till golden brown. Serve with vinegared chilly sauce. Note: Pastry must used immediately.
50g fresh chilly
2 1/2 sugar
1 tsp salt
Blend all in food processor and serve with Ipoh Ipoh.
Here's my version with some tweakings, I can't find bamboo shoots so I replaced with button mushrooms and shredded carrots for some colour. For the chilly sauce, I boiled it until thick which actually tasted so much better than the raw form but need to plus minus on the vinegar and sugar according to your taste.
The fillings itself tasted fabulous, something like ju hu char but this one uses preserved soybeans. Can be eaten with lettuce and rice.
My main coming up soon...
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