Monday, June 20, 2011

Stir-fry Preserved Pickle Radish with Red Chili (Chai Poh)

I recalled my grandma likes to cook this "stir-fry poh chai"dish for us when we was young.For me I always thought this dish is a "poorman" food,correct me if I was wrong..But the problem is that I loves this dish very much !! Sometimes I wonder why we called this type of food "comfort food"? Now I think I understand a little bit .In fact I can just eat this radish alone with steamed white rice or congee. This meal is so easy to cook.All I just need is just 4 ingredients to make this delicious radish dish:garlic,red chili pepper,radish and sugar!! what a cost effective yet simple food for dinner!! no need to crack our brain and easy to cook!!

1 lb radish,soaked to remove saltiness and sliced to your desire size
4-5 tomato chili pepper,sliced
2-3 tbsp oil
4-5 cloves garlic,peeled and minced or sliced
2-3 tbsp sugar
salt to taste or necessary
1:Heat medium skillet with oil at medium heat.Add in garlic,stir-fry for 1 minute before add in sliced red chili pepper and radish.Keep tossing until the color turn into deep brownish or 15-20 minutes..
2:Add in sugar and salt ,keep tossing until it become fragrant..Dish out and serve warm with rice or congee.


Pete said...

Long time didn't eat chai poh. Normally fry with eggs

WendyinKK said...

Yeah, I heard before it's called poor man's food. All preserved vege all categorized that way. When ppl are poor, they say they eat salted fish and salted vege. Haha. Always on TV.

My Asian Kitchen said...


Thank you for your input..and knowledge ☺

Unknown said...

That's my favorite childhood dish too but how long do you have to soak? I tried for 30 mins, but it's still too salty, 1 day overnight, and the taste became bland.

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