Saturday, February 8, 2014

Stir Fry Leeks With Chicken Tenders

I bought quite a lot of leeks from the supermart.  The price was much cheaper than last year and many women were buying them for the CNY.  I joined them and bought a kilo back .  I love the scent and you can stir fry them with roast pork or chicken tenders.  For a healthier version, I stir fry them with chicken tender strips and added ' fat choy ' instead of using roast pork.  But , of course it will taste better when stir fry with roast pork :)

Excerpt taken from here 

Fat choy (Nostoc flagelliforme), also known as faat choyfa caiblack mosshair moss or hair weed is a terrestrial cyanobacterium (a type ofphotosynthetic bacteria) that is used as a vegetable in Chinese cuisine. When dried, the product has the appearance of black hair. For that reason, its name in Chinese means "hair vegetable." When soaked, this vegetable has a very soft texture which is like very fine vermicelli. Fat choy grows on the ground in the Gobi Desert and the Qinghai PlateauOver-harvesting on the Mongolian steppes has furthered erosion and desertification in those areas. The Chinese government has limited its harvesting, which has caused its price to increase. This may be one reason why some commercially available fat choy has been found to be adulterated with strands of a non-cellular starchy material, with other additives and dyes. Real fat choy is dark green in color, while the counterfeit fat choy appears black.

Stir Fry Leeks With Chicken Tenders  - from WB's Kitchen


chinese leeks - soak, clean and slice slanting 1/4 inch thick ( amount up to individual taste)
chicken tenders - cut into strips marinate with oyster sauce, white pepper and corn flour
fatt choy - soak , clean and drained
garlic - chopped
1 tbsp of vegetable oil


corn flour + water + chinese cooking wine
salt to taste


Heat up oil in wok and when the oil is hot, add in the chopped garlic and saute the garlic till fragrant. Add in the marinated chicken tenders and stir fry till cooked.  Add in the sliced leeks and fatt choy and stir fry till well mixed with the chicken tenders.  And when the leeks turned dark green and is cooked , add in the thickening and salt to taste. Continue cooking for a few seconds.  Dish up and serve hot with rice.

Simple and a healthy dish....nom nom

Have a great weekend !  :)

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