Being vegan doesn’t mean you have to miss out the great dishes of the world and stick to only eating plain tofu. It all depends on your creativity on what you can do with soya bean products. If you're a vegan and plan to make your pasta, you can try making Spaghetti Carbonara with a vegan roasted chicken on the side.
This meal can be ready in about 40 minutes and have around 900 calories when combined with Everbest vegan roasted chicken. The good news is, the meal doesn't require a lot of ingredients to be prepared. So let’s get started!
Step by Step Cooking:
The chicken is made from soy meat products that are safe for vegans. You can obtain this type of vegetarian meat in Malaysia from vegetarian food manufacturers in Malaysia, such as Everbest. In this case, you only need half of the chicken which weighs around 80 gram.
The amount of spaghetti you need depends on how much servings are you making. In this cooking, a serving of 200g of spaghetti is used (enough for 3 adults). You can use more if you like. The use of parsley helps to produce sweet like aroma when making the sauce. A pinch or two is used in the making of this meal.
You can make your homemade sauce for your spaghetti carbonara on your spare time if you like. However, in this meal, we are using 1 can of carbonara sauce from Prego. It’s easier and faster to prepare the sauce.
Mushrooms are one of the well-known ingredients in spaghetti. Here, we need 4 pieces of button mushrooms which are then cut into half. Fresh mushrooms gives a different taste and wonderful aroma when added into your cooking. In this meal, we’re using 3 pieces of fresh mushrooms that are cut into half.
Capsicums have a lot of vitamin C and A. A green capsicum is also prepared in a serving of 15 gram that is cut into small cubes. Red capsicum gives sweeter taste due to their more natural sugar than green capsicum. We also use 15 gram of red capsicum that is cut into small cubes.
Olive oil adds a heart-healthy fat and is good for your health compared to other cooking oils. We recommend using 1-2 tbsp. of olive oil when preparing this meal. A pinch of sugar is added to give a little sweetness to the taste. The use of sugar (in moderation) is recommended to maintain your overall health.
Aside from a pinch of sugar, we will also add in a pinch of salt as part of the recommended seasoning to enhance the overall taste. Similar to the use of sugar, you are also advised to use salt in moderation when seasoning your meals.
Finally a dash of white pepper is used to give a little spicy taste. It also helps to enhance the aroma of your meal.
From the ingredients and step-by-step guide above, we can see that even with just soybean-based products, we can easily create amazing dishes to satisfy our taste buds. Remember that your cooking style is only limited by creativity. So have a try today! Make use of food products made from soybeans and create your own favourite dishes or meals.
When you cut tofu into pieces and fry them at a high temperature, what you get is Japanese tofu puff. The Japanese tofu puff was invented because normal tofu was not easy to preserve; thus these tofu were cut into small pieces or flakes, and fried to extend their shelf life before they became bad. The Japanese tofu puff has golden yellow appearance.
These days, it’s easy to buy Japanese tofu puff in major supermarkets or from Malaysia vegetarian suppliers to add them to your favorite homemade dishes.
The Japanese tofu puff can be eaten by men, women, and children because it is rich in a variety of high-quality protein and nutrition. It is naturally gluten-free and low in calories, has no cholesterol, and is an excellent source of iron and calcium.
These deep-fried cubes of bean curd found in the frozen vegetarian food section in Malaysia are very chewy and absorbent, making them a perfect addition in stews. They are also great for stuffing due to its light and spongy texture.
The best way to store them is to keep them refrigerated up to the expiration date on the package. Once you open the packing, place them in an airtight container for up to three days. They can be frozen up to three months without changing the texture, unlike other types of bean curd skin. Moreover, it is a good idea to defrost them before you use them.
Do you know you can make Japanese tofu puff on your own? All you need is to buy bean curd skin in Malaysia, cut them into pieces and fry. Although they will not have the same light and spongy texture, they will still be delicious, and you can use them in your favorite dish. Always ask your vegetarian food supplier for Japanese tofu puff for better results.
Mala Pot Recipe
Mala pot, which is heavily spiced, is very popular in Malaysia. There are many spices added to it so if you love spicy food this is a great option. You can make this dish for your vegan friends; the ingredients are easy to find and you can buy soybean products from a supplier in Malaysia.
Believe me, this dish will be the best thing you have ever tasted!
The amazing thing with Mala pot is that you can choose which ingredients to add. You can add tofu, Japanese Tofu Puff, vegetables, seafood or meat. There is no right or wrong selection, so pick whatever you want.
Moreover, you are free to choose how spicy you like it to be: from mild to medium and hot. If this is your first time, it’s best to go for mild or medium.
How to Cook Mala Pot?
Hot Pot Broth
Preparation Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Clear version1 tomato cut into wedges
1 long green onion cut the white part into small sections
1 small bunch of bean sprouts
2 celery section cut into 1-inch sections
half of the corn cut into 2-3 cm thick pieces
3 shiitake mushrooms remove the ends
3 Liters light stock
2 teaspoons salt
Mala Hot Pot Broth
3 tablespoons beef tallow
2-3 slices of ginger
4 long green onion sections
5-8 garlic cloves
3 Litres light stock
Seasonings for the red version
3 tablespoons Doubanjiang
3 tablespoons chopped chili pepper
1 teaspoon Sichuan peppercorn
12 to 25 dried chili peppers depending on how hot you want the soup base to be
1 tablespoon light soy sauce
Cook the light stock
And it’s done. Enjoy!