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No Meat Chop Suey (Filipino-style Stir Fry Vegetables)

Typically, Filipino Chop Suey is composed of meat and vegetables, but today I’m cooking No Meat Chop Suey that includes only vegetables and no meat, obviously. This recipe is good for vegetarians and vegans, or for those people who sometimes get sick of eating meat (just like me in some days).

What is Stir Fry? It is basically a mixture of colorful vegetables cooked in a sweet and savory thick sauce. It is very easy to make, requires simple ingredients and less than 30 minutes to cook.

It is either you have a busy day and have no energy to make fancy dinner or you only have a few ingredients left in your fridge, and that is why you are here. To be honest, I made this recipe because those are the only ingredients that were left in the fridge. No meat. And so I said, why not make stir fry? That’s the easiest dinner I can make with just a few ingredients. So let’s begin.

How to Make No Meat Chop Suey (Filipino-style Stir Fry Vegetables)?

First, let us heat cooking oil in a wok or pan over medium-high heat. Then saute onion. Once the onion is transparent, add the garlic and continue until it is fragrant. Add carrots, cauliflower and broccoli. Stir for 2 minutes. Add cabbage, bell pepper and celery. Toss and stir for 2 minutes. Add soy sauce, oyster sauce and water. Let it boil for 5-7 minutes. Then let us make the slurry. In a small bowl, add 1 tablespoon of cornstarch and dilute in 1/2 cup water. Add the slurry sauce onto the vegetables. Toss, cover and cook for 2-3 minutes. Transfer to a serving plate and serve.

You may also like my other vegetable recipes:

1 Kalabasa, Carrots and Malunggay Ukoy (Okoy)

2 Vegetable Curry

3 Laing (Dried Taro Leaves with Coconut)

4 Avocado Tuna Salad

5 Ginataang Pork with Kalabasa and Green Beans


No Meat Chop Suey (Filipino-style Stir Fry Vegetables) Recipe

INGREDIENTS:

3 tablespoons cooking oil

4-5 cloves garlic, minced

1 large yellow onion, sliced

1 medium carrot, sliced crosswise into thin pieces

1 1/2 cup cauliflower florets

1 1/2 cup broccoli florets

1 1/2 cup cabbage, chopped

12-15 pieces snow peas

1/2 cup red bell pepper, sliced into squares

2 stalks celery, chopped

1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

2 tablespoons cup soy sauce

1 tablespoon oyster sauce

1/4 – 1/2 cup water

FOR THE SLURRY:

1 tablespoon cornstarch

1/4 cup water

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Heat cooking oil in a wok or pan over medium-high heat.
  2. Saute onion. Once the onion is transparent, add the garlic and continue until it is fragrant.
  3. Add carrots, cauliflower and broccoli. Stir for 2 minutes.
  4. Add cabbage, bell pepper and celery. Toss and stir for 2 minutes.
  5. Add soy sauce, oyster sauce and water. Let it boil for 5-7 minutes.
  6. MAKE SLURRY: In a small bowl, add 1 tablespoon of cornstarch and dilute in 1/4 cup water. Add the slurry sauce onto the vegetables. Toss, cover and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  7. Transfer to a serving plate and serve.

Serve and enjoy this No Meat Chop Suey (Filipino-style Stir Fry Vegetables) with family and friends!

NOTES:

  • Use fresh vegetables only. Do not forget to wash the vegetables properly before chopping and cooking.
  • You can add meat to this dish if you like, it is really up to you.
  • You can add more vegetables that you prefer, I suggest baby corn or beans.
  • Do not overcook the vegetables.
  • It is best eaten with steamed white rice, fried noodles or on its own.

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Rating: 5 out of 5.
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Korean Stir Fry Fish Cakes (Odeng / Eomuk Bokkeum) 오뎅볶음

This Korean Stir Fry Fish Cake (Odeng / Eomuk Bokkeum) 오뎅볶음 is a quick and easy Korean side dish. It is really good to eat with any Korean main dish you have. I made this when I made Korean Army Stew – Budae Jjigae (부대찌개).

Korean Stir Fry Fish Cake (Odeng / Eomuk Bokkeum) 오뎅볶음 is one of the most popular Korean side dish (bancham). The savoury taste of the fish cakes, stir-fried with vegetables and tasty sauce makes a great side dish partnered with any Korean main dish. This is served in Korean restaurants as complimentary side dish, but you can now make it at home.

How to Make Korean Stir Fry Fish Cake (Odeng / Eomuk Bokkeum) 오뎅볶음?

This is made by stir-frying all the ingredients in one pan. Heat oil in a pan, saute the onions and garlic. Add in the fish cakes and cook for 4 minutes or until they are heated through. Add the soy sauce, brown sugar and the red pepper powder. Add the carrots and cook for a minute then add the spring onions. Give it another minute and it is done. It is so quick and easy.

You may also like my other Korean recipes: Twisted Korean Doughnuts (Kkwabaegi), Korean Coconut Fried Chicken and Korean Army Stew – Budae Jjigae (부대찌개)


Korean Stir Fry Fish Cakes (Odeng / Eomuk Bokkeum)

오뎅볶음 Recipe

INGREDIENTS:

2 tablespoons oil

1 medium onion, sliced

2-3 garlic cloves, sliced

4 fish cakes, sliced into bite size

2 tablespoons soy sauce

1 tablespoon red pepper powder or flakes

1/2 to 1 tablespoon brown sugar

1 carrot, julienned

2 stalks of green onions

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a pan. Once heated, saute the onions until translucent.
  2. Then saute the garlic until fragrant.
  3. Add the fish cakes for 4 minutes or until heated through.
  4. Next, pour in the soy sauce, add the brown sugar and the red pepper powder. Mix well.
  5. Add the carrots and cook for a minute, then add the green onions.

Serve and enjoy this Korean Stir Fry Fish Cakes (Odeng / Eomuk Bokkeum) 오뎅볶음 with family and friends!

NOTES:

  • Fish cakes are made with wheat flour, surimi, carrots, onions, sugar, salt and additives. You can substitute fish tofu if fish cakes are not available.
  • If you want fully cooked carrots, you can add them first before the fish cakes. I like mine crunchy so I add them later.
  • This stir-fry fish cakes are really good with Korean BBQ.
  • It can be stored in the fridge for weeks, or even months.
  • Add more red pepper powder to make it spicier.

Did you make this Eomuk Bokkeum (Stir-fried Fish Cake) 오뎅볶음? Please leave us a comment below.