Vegetarian Ham (Buddhist) Recipe


Step 1

Soak the bean curd in water for about 1/2 hour until soft. Mix together the remaining ingredients, and marinate the bean curd in this mixture for about 2 hours.

Step 2

Select the largest and smoothest sheet and lay it on a flat surface. Place the remaining sheets on top of it evenly, so that when rolled up it will form a cylinder of regular dimensions.

Step 3

Roll it up VERY tightly. Place it on a single piece of cheese-cloth or old sheet and roll it up, with the cloth overlapping both at both ends.

Step 4

Tie the bundle at both ends like a toy firecracker at the two points where the bean curd ends. Steam the roll for about 1 hour. Cool the roll and unwrap it. Slice the roll into 1/4-inch slices and serve cold.

Things You'll Need

  • 2oz (3 sheets) dried bean curd
  • 3tb Soy sauce
  • 2tb Water
  • 1 Level teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 Level teaspoon MSG
  • 1 Level teaspoon fennel
  • 1/2 Star anise
  • 2 Cloves, crushed
  • 1/2 Level teaspoons wild pepper, crushed. [Szechwan peppercorns]

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