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Mala Xiang Guo Ingredients

Mala Xiang Guo Ingredients
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This is an ongoing compilation of ingredients which is suitable for “mala xiang guo” (spicy numbing stir-fry). Since I cook this dish regularly, I’ll update this list whenever I use something new!

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Hai Di Lao Mala Sauce Instant mala paste for the stir-frying. Click here for more information.
 Dried red chilli and garlic The basic aromatics for the dish: dried chilli (for the heat) and finely chopped garlic.
 Mala Xiang Guo Ingredients Assorted vegetables: broccoli florets, baby corn (cut to shorter sections), enoki mushrooms (ends trimmed), lotus root (see below), shiitake mushroom caps (sliced thinly) and king mushrooms (see below).
 King Mushroom  This is king mushroom. Slice them thinly.
Lotus root Lotus root, one of my favourite ingredients. Discard skin with vegetable peeler, sliced thinly and soak the lotus root slices in water until ready to use (within a day). Drain before using. They should be crunchy when cooked.
 Round Cabbage Round cabbage is great in the mala stir fry. Cut them to rough, bite-sized pieces.
 Baby Bok Choy Baby bok choy (xiao bai cai), sliced to shorter sections.
Naibai Nai Bai, ends trimmed
 Oyster Mushroom  Oyster mushrooms, roughly cut to smaller pieces.
Dried Beancurd Skin Dried beancurd skin. Use the type for braising, not the one for making fu chok. Just soak the dried beancurd skin sticks in a bowl of water until softened, and cut to shorter lengths.
 Mala Xiang Guo Ingredients Black fungus (if using the dried version, soak it in a bowl of hot water until reconstituted, drain and cut to smaller pieces). Pork or meat balls (halved if preferred), and thinly sliced pork (see below), cut to shorter sections.
 Sukiyaki Pork Thinly sliced pork – use the type for hot pot (either sukiyaki or shabu shabu cut). For best results, choose pork with a bit of fats on.
Spam Spam or luncheon meat – slice thinly.
 Korean Tang Hoon Korean “tang hoon” (sweet potato glass noodles). Soak in a bowl of water until softened. Drain before using.
Korean flat oval rice cakes (dukguk) Korean flat oval rice cakes (dukguk). Use a small amount as required.
Artificial crab sticks Imitation crab sticks, remove plastic covering, cut into two.

2 comments on “Mala Xiang Guo Ingredients”

  1. Hi Wiffy! Please update how to cook soon :) Am wanting to try this out.

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