Chap Chai

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10

min

Preparation

10

min

Cook

Easy

Difficulty

5

Steps

14

Ingredients

Also spelt as ‘Chap Chai’, this his delicious mixed vegetable stew is a perennial family favourite. Here's an easy recipe for you to recreate at home.

Let's start cooking!

Deep fried beancurd skins

Step 1 - Deep-fry the bean curd skins

  • In a braising pot, deep fry dried bean curd skins over a low-medium fire till lightly crispy.
Stir fry shallots and garlic

Step 2 - Stir-fry the shallots and garlic

  • Leave ½ cup of oil in the pan, and fry shallots and garlic for 2 minutes.
Add beancurd skins to pan

Step 3 - Cook the soy ingredients

  • Add in the fermented bean curd, soy beans and water gradually.
Add black fungus to pot

Step 4 - Boil the black fungus and mushrooms

  • Add soaked black fungus and mushrooms, and let it boil under a lid.
Add prawns to pot

Step 5 - Steam the rest of the ingredients

  • Add cabbage, fried bean curd skins, prawns, glass noodles and let it steam for about 2-3 minutes.
Though traditionally vegetarian, this dish can include various types of meat including chicken, pork and seafood as well

Season and serve!

Chap chai with prawns

Season with sugar, light soy sauce and white pepper before serving.

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