Spicy Chai Po with Tausi (Spicy Preserved Radish with Fermented Black Beans)

I got this recipe from my I-ma. I think she picked this up when she was still working in Taiwan. This is an excellent appetizer. The spiciness really whets your appetite.

Ingredients:

¼ kg preserved radish
1 teaspoon canned fermented black beans
1 ½ tablespoon garlic, minced
2-3 bird’s eye chillis, sliced

Procedure:

Soak the radish in a bowl of water for 20-30 minutes in order to decrease saltiness.

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Cut the radish into thick 1 inch strips.

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Sauté garlic in a pan.

Add the chillis.

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After a while, add the black beans and stir.

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Add the radish after about a minute.

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Stir then cover the pan for around 5-10 minutes or until the radish is cooked. (It should be a bit crunchy).

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Done! Keep it in a container in the refrigerator. There’s no need to heat it before eating.

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In summary:

Ingredients:

¼ kg preserved radish
1 teaspoon canned fermented black beans
1 ½ tablespoon garlic, minced
2-3 bird’s eye chillis, sliced

Procedure:

  1. Soak the radish in a bowl of water for 20-30 minutes in order to decrease saltiness.
  2. Cut the radish into thick 1 inch strips.
  3. Sauté garlic in a pan.
  4. Add the chillis.
  5. After a while, add the black beans and stir.
  6. Add the radish after about a minute.
  7. Stir then cover the pan for around 5-10 minutes or until the radish is cooked. (It should be a bit crunchy).
  8. Done! Keep it in a container in the refrigerator. There’s no need to heat it before eating.

 

 

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