Dalat Market Vegetables, Cooked In a Clay Pot with Soy and Tofu: Rau Cu Tay Cam

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 40 min
  • Prep: 20 min
  • Cook: 20 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
Share This Recipe

Ingredients

1 kohlrabi, peeled and sliced into 1-inch by 1 1/2-inch pieces

1 carrot, peeled and sliced into 1-inch by 1 1/2-inch pieces

1 bitter melon, sliced in half lengthwise, seeds removed and sliced into 1-inch by 1 1/2-inch pieces

4 ounces green beans, sliced into 2-inch lengths

1 tablespoon vegetable oil

1/2 tablespoon chopped garlic

2 tablespoons sugar

4 tablespoons light soy sauce

1 teaspoon sesame oil

1/2 tablespoon freshly ground black pepper

1 cup water

4 ounces straw mushrooms, sliced in half

4 ounces crisp fried tofu, cubed

3 sprigs fresh coriander (cilantro) to garnish

Steamed jasmine rice, to serve

Directions

  1. Bring a medium-size saucepan of water to a boil then blanch the kohlrabi, carrot, and bitter melon separately for 2 minutes each. Blanch the green beans for 1 minute. Immediately transfer the vegetables to an ice bath to stop the cooking process and to keep the vegetables crisp.
  2. Place a clay pot on high heat. Add the vegetable oil and fry the garlic until fragrant. Now add the sugar, soy sauce, sesame oil, pepper, and water. Bring the mixture to the boil then add the drained vegetables, mushrooms, and tofu. Stir well to incorporate and allow to simmer for 5 minutes.
  3. Garnish the dish with fresh coriander (cilantro) and serve with steamed jasmine rice.

Cook’s Note

If using a clay pot, soak the pot in cold water 24 hours before using.

Fudge Factor

Review: Anthony Bourdain and Eric Ripert's Chocolate Bar Nov 16, 2012

Anthony Bourdain and Eric Ripert have teamed up with master chocolatier Christopher Curtin to create the "Good & Evil" chocolate b …

The Craziest Chocolate Creations for American Chocolate Week Mar 17, 2013

It’s officially American Chocolate Week. Check out photos of mind-blowing chocolate creations.

Train Frontman Pat Monahan's Dark Chocolate Obsession Feb 11, 2013

By: Cameron Curtis

Train frontman Pat Monahan, an avid chocolate lover, shared with us his top five reasons for eating dark chocolate.

Sifted: Plan-Ahead Valentine's Day Desserts Feb 6, 2013

By: Lauren Miyashiro

Get our take on the best in food news, recipes and more from around the web, including the best Valentine's Day recipes.

Over-the-Top-Delicious Treats to Satisfy Your Food Obsession

Are you infatuated with ice cream? Do you lust over lobster? Swoon at the sight of chocolate? Here's the best recipe for each food …

Chocolate Desserts

Indulge in our decadent chocolate desserts, from cookies and cakes to puddings, souffles and truffles.

How to Chop and Melt Chocolate

Lots of recipes call for melted chocolate. Follow these step-by-step instructions to do it properly.