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Wednesday, 16 July 2008

Mui Choy Chue Yuk


Mui Choy Chue Yuk (braised mui choy with pork slices) is a favourite dish amongst many of us. Most times they're cooked with pork belly or at times chicken. There are two types of mui choy (a type of preserved vegetable) - salty or sweet. We usually use the sweet one cos they're not exactly sweet per se as the salty one tends to be overly salty.

To prepare the mui choy, one need to rinse the mui choy carefully, going thru the leaves as there may be sands tucked in there. Next soak them for say 30 minutes or more to get rid of the saltiness before chopping them up for usage.

Cooking Mui Choy Chue Yuk is pretty simple. Marinade lean pork strips with some soy sauce, sesame oil and some cornflour. Heat some oil in a wok and fry the pork strips a bit till they're cooked. Add in the mui choy and stir. Pour in some water and adjust seasonings by adding dark soy sauce or abalone sauce (usually it's oyster sauce but since it's confinement food, oyster sauce is omitted). Place the lid on and braise on low heat for 20 mins or until pork and mui choy are tender. Alternatively, this dish can be cooked with chicken meat. For a healthier dish, you can steam them instead.

Mui Choy Pork

This is usually how my meal looked like at my parents', very simple. One dish, in this case Mui Choy Chue Yuk; blanched vegetables mixed with some sesame oil and soy sauce; and rice (pictured was 10 grains rice) plus the standard soup.

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Unknown said...

wah.. i have not had this for a long time...i like it a lot with the teo chew style white porridge.. yum yum :D

daphne said...

I didn't know this is a confinement dish!! I just eat! haha.

Babe_KL said...

oh yes, best with porridge too yozora

daphne, not really confined to confinement haha just dat one of the stuff one can eat during dat period hehe

FooDcrazEE said...

babe - advised by me chef . . .try pre frying the sliced muichoy before cooking them

Ms One Boobie said...

I so missed this dish..!! i could eat it everyday.. when i was home.

JENCOOKS said...

I cannot help whenever I see Mui Choy; it's like a magnet.

However, you mui choy is short of the dark leaves which we usually eat.

Kong-Kay said...

am i missing something here... confinement food in a row?

New Kid on the Blog said...

I had this too when I was under such treatment. I quite like this dish in fact.

Babe_KL said...

ok thanks mike

mamabok, i doubt you can get this mui choy there right?

jencooks, my mother discarded a lot of the leaves LOL

kong kay, dun misinterpret ok hehaha

NKOTB, best part, can also eat this anytime by anyone too :D