As someone who grew up in Chinese culture, I believe that food holds a much deeper significance beyond just being a source of sustenance. It serves as a symbol of love, fostering connections, providing comfort, and showing compassion. Sometimes, the power of food transcends language and speaks directly to the heart. What does food mean to you?
Mum had serious gout attacks when she visited me last year, which were caused by a buildup of uric acid in the blood. She was told by the doctor to reduce her meat intake. This dish was one of my attempts to show her that a vegetarian diet can be interesting and tasty.
I’m having trouble coming up with a name for this dish. If you prefer Chinese flavors, a sprinkle of soy sauce before serving would be perfect. Alternatively, an Italian twist could be achieved by adding olive oil, parsley, and parmesan cheese.
- one or two potato
- one eggplant
- one capsicum
- half an onion
- one tomato
- three cloves of garlic
- 100ml cooking oil for deep fry
- 3 tablespoons of olive oil
- parsley (optional)
- Parmesan cheese (optional)
- Deep fry one cubed potato, an eggplant, capsicum, and half an onion until lightly browned,
- Medium heat a non-stick pan, pour in 3 tablespoons of olive oil, add three chopped cloves of garlic, and some salt, toss for a minute,
- Add one chopped tomato, and the deep-fried veggies, mix, and cook for 3-4 minutes until the tomato softens,
- Serve sprinkled with chopped herbs and parmesan cheese if you like.
- 放入切好的西红柿和油炸过的蔬菜，翻炒， 直到西红柿全熟，
- 起盘后加入parsley 或者芫荽 和parmesan 起司。