Stir-fried Nai Bai with dried shrimps
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Serves: 2
  • 1 packet of nai bai from the supermarket (I sometimes buy the organic ones from the organic shop near me)
  • a couple of cloves of garlic, minced (about 2-3 teaspoons)
  • olive oil
  • about 1 tablespoon dried shrimp
  • ¼ bowl of water (I'm using a 300ml bowl)
  • salt/ fish sauce/ light soy sauce to taste
  1. Rinse the dried shrimp thoroughly and soak in ¼ bowl of water for about 15 min. Drain and reserve the water for later use.
  2. Remove any wilted leaves and slice off the base of the veggie. Wash thoroughly in case dirt is trapped in the leaves.
  3. Place the garlic and oil in a microwave safe bowl (loosely cover with microwave safe wrap and leave one corner uncovered) and heat for about 2-3min, stopping every about 1min and opening the microwave to prevent the oil for overheating. Once the garlic is a nice golden brown, you can stop cooking it. Alternatively, just fry garlic in oil in a wok (I was doing a batch of garlic oil for the whole day's worth of cooking so I used the microwave). :P
  4. Heat the garlic oil in wok and add in dried shrimp. Fry till fragrant.
  5. Add the nai bai and fry for a short while before adding in the dried shrimp water.
  6. Cover wok and simmer till vegetables are cooked.
  7. Add seasoning to taste.
  8. Dish and top with crispy garlic bits.
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