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Chap Chye (Mixed Vegetables Stew)

Chap Chye (Mixed Vegetables Stew) Recipe

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Happy Chinese New Year (CNY) to all those celebrating this holiday! Yesterday was CNY eve and I cooked a huge pot of chap chye (mixed vegetables stew) for lunch. I brought the rest  to my family’s reunion dinner and I was quite pleased when I hear that my chap chye was delicious, a compliment especially coming from the older folks.

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This is a Nonya dish, but my way of cooking is not quite Nonya as it is deliberately not soupy, because I tried to duplicate my mum’s style of dry chap chye which I loved as a kid. This is a popular vegetarian dish to consume during Chinese New Year (and also Vesak Day).  The ingredients have auspicious meanings, especially fat choy (dried moss) which sounds like “fatt choi” (striking it rich).

Ingredients for Buddha's Delight & Chap Chye

Many of the ingredients are dried goods, so you can stock up your pantry and whip this up quite readily.

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42 Responses to “Chap Chye (Mixed Vegetables Stew)”

  1. Nicole — August 11, 2014 @ 7:50 am

    Hi Wiffy, I found my dish came out with a little sweeter. Should I add more nam y or reduce the oyster sauce?


    • wiffy replied: — August 11th, 2014 @ 3:42 pm

      Yes, you can reduce or omit oyster sauce. Season to taste with tau cheo, soy sauce etc :)


  2. Sherry — March 15, 2015 @ 3:08 am

    Hey, there appears to be an error in your link to the recipe (there’s an extra dot in the url).


    • wiffy replied: — March 16th, 2015 @ 9:47 am

      Thanks for the alert! Amended :)


  3. Isis Ng — February 22, 2016 @ 10:15 am

    Hi noobcook, can I use normal oyster sauce instead? Thank you!!



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