Buddha's Delight


  • 12 large dried black mushrooms (3 oz)
  • 5 cups boiling-hot water plus additional for soaking bean curd skins
  • 2 dried bean curd skins (2 oz total)
  • 1/2 lb fresh or thawed frozen large bamboo shoots
  • 2 to 3 oz very thin bean thread noodles (2 small skeins; also known as cellophane, glass, or mung bean noodles)
  • 1 (1/2-lb) firm fresh tofu cake, or 1/2 cake from a 14- to 16-oz package, rinsed and drained
  • 2 tablespoons peanut or vegetable oil
  • 1 (1/2-inch) piece fresh ginger, peeled and very thinly sliced 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1/2 cup peeled shelled fresh or frozen ginkgo nuts
  • 1/3 cup vegetarian oyster sauce
  • 1/4 cup light soy sauce (preferably Pearl River Bridge brand)
  • 1/4 cup Chinese rice wine (preferably Shaoxing) or medium-dry Sherry
  • 3/4 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 cups fresh soybean sprouts (1/4 lb)
  • 2 romaine hearts, trimmed and quartered lengthwise, then cut into 2-inch pieces (6 cups)
  • Description

    Extremely Subtle And Very Delicate, This Special Dish, Called Buddha's Delight Because It's Completely Vegetarian, Is All About Texture. The...

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