Friday, March 13, 2009

Sweet And Sour Gluten Puffs

Typical dishes incorporating sweet and sour sauces are sweet and sour pork or chicken balls, sweet and sour prawns or sweet and sour stir-fried vegetable. I am going to introduce Sweet and Sour Gluten Puffs which is fun to make and to eat. This dish is dedicated to all vegetarians who i hope will enjoy this dish as much as i do. Many people find combining sweet and savoury foods together a little strange for their palettes, however, the sweet and sour dishes are possibly the most popular when visiting a Chinese restaurant.

1/2 cup ketchup
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup rice vinegar
2 tbsp shaoxing wine
1/4 tsp salt
1 1/2 tbsp cornstarch + 1/4 cup water
1/2 cup vegetable stock/water
White pepper

Combine the ketchup, sugar, rice vinegar, pepper and salt in a small bowl, and set it aside.
Dissolve the cornstarch in 1/4 cup cold water in another small bowl, and set it aside.
Heat wok and pour in the vegetable stock and add in the fried gluten puffs. Cook until puffs are soft and heat through.
Add the ketchup mixture and bring to a boil.
Add the cornstarch mixture and stir-fry until the puffs are coated with sauce and the sauce comes to a boil again(this is to ensure that the cornstarch is cooked through).
Serve immediately.



Mary said...

Good morning Lily! I've never had gluten puffs. I've just put them on my to-do list. I love your recipe for sweet and sour sauce.

Claire said...

One of my you have the curry sauce version of these?

Anonymous said...

Yum - makes me think of the "ko lo yoke" (sweet and sour pork) in Singapore. Can you share your thoughts on how to make that dish one day? :)

lilyng said...


curry version - on the way

lilyng said...


i have been cooking ko lo yoke for the family but strangely everytime i make it, a picture is taken but i cannot locate the pictures in my photo collection.

will have to make it again

Big Boys Oven said...

heheheh something I would love to eat! :)

Glenda said...

I cannot wait to taste this dish. I really love vegetarian dishes and this will be added to my collection. Thanks! I love your photography.

olioh said...

Thanks for the recipe.
I hope you don't mind but I have published the sauce recipe on my own blog, giving you credit.

lilyng said...


you are most welcome and yur tofu recipe looked so good

sally said...

hi lily,Happy CNY! where are you from? i'm frm Penang, Malaysia..Thanks for sharing your recipes and they sound great to me..I'm a vegetarian,so will try the chai choy.

sally said...

thanks for sharing!

lilyng said...


happy cny to you and family too. i was from malaysia but now residing in Denver, Colorado, USA

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