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Luo Han Zhai (Buddha’s Delight)

Luo Han Zhai (Buddha’s Delight)

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Buddha’s Delight or Luo Han Zhai 罗汉斋 (罗汉全斋 if 18 ingredients are used) is a popular vegetarian dish in Chinese and Buddhist cuisine. For those who are not familiar, Buddha’s Delight is a more elaborate version of our local chap chye with a longer list of vegetarian ingredients. It is considered auspicious to eat this dish during Chinese New Year (traditionally eaten on the first day).

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This recipe contains a long list of ingredients to add in your Luo Han Zhai for a sumptuous and luxurious plate, and you can change or omit the ingredients as you please.

Ingredients for Buddha's Delight & Chap ChyeMany of the ingredients are dried goods, so you can stock up your pantry and whip this up quite readily.

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13 Responses to “Luo Han Zhai (Buddha’s Delight)”

  1. HoppingHammy — January 22, 2013 @ 10:05 pm

    That looks delicious and oh my gosh those little teapots and cups are SO CUTE! ^_^


  2. Fenn — February 24, 2014 @ 8:03 am

    Tried this and substitue tang hoon with Korean glass noodles. It doesnt absorb water/gravy like tanghoon and I find the texture better.


    • wiffy replied: — February 24th, 2014 @ 11:44 pm

      glad to hear that Korean glass noodles work well. thanks for sharing :)