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Vegan Lu Rou Fan

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Vegan Lu Rou Fan
Vegan Lu Rou Fan

 

Vegan Lu Rou Fan

Experience the veganized rendition of Taiwan's most iconic dish – Lu Rou Fan, crafted with a handful of essential ingredients, resulting in a bowl of exceptional flavor and deliciousness.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes

Course Main Course
Cuisine Taiwanese

Servings 3
Calories 189 kcal

Ingredients

  

  • 1 firm tofu pressed drained & mashed
  • 10 oz crimini mushrooms chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic finely chopped
  • 2 large onion finely chopped
  • 3 scallion chopped
  • 3 cups of water
  • 1 tbspn cornstarch slurry
  • 3 tbspn oil
  • 2 servings cooked rice
  • Seasoning:
  • 3 tbspn soy sauce
  • ½ tbspn sugar
  • 1 tspn black pepper
  • 1 tspn Chinese 5-spice powder
  • ¼ cup Chinese cooking wine Michiu
  • Salt

Instructions

 

  • Heat up a large non-stick pan and cook mashed tofu until slightly dry, add 3 tablespoons of oil and continue to stir fry until golden brown.
  • Push the tofu to the side of the pan, then sauté mushrooms and shallots until shallots turn translucent and mushrooms are fully cooked through.
  • Add garlic and continue to cook for another 30 seconds or until garlic is aromatic.
  • Season with black pepper, pinch of salt, 5-spice powder, and sugar, then stir to combine.
  • Add in the soy sauce, cooking wine, water and bring the mixture to a rolling boil.
  • Continue to cook until the sauce is reduced to almost half. Taste test and season accordingly. If you need more sauce, add a little more water here.
  • Finally, add the cornstarch slurry to thicken the sauce by stirring constantly over low-medium heat.
  • Add scallion for toppings and serve warm with rice.

Keyword Taiwanese Food

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