Once in a while, I liked to go vegan ! And making it a point to do it once or twice in a month if I can. And this time with a vegan styled char kway teow. It was quite delicious though even without the eggs, meat or pork lard. A different kind of delicious, I would say. I dunked it wholesomely with fried tofu, lots of beansprouts and green vegetables and served it with some diced chilies padi at the end of it.
The cooking of the dish itself was quite speedy. The only time consuming part was panfrying the tofu till golden brown as we all know that tofu has a high water content and to fry them till they are crispy on the edges will take sometime. So what I did ideally was to dice them in smaller cubes as shown so that it will take a much shorter time to do that. Alternatively, you can also replace this step by using ready tofu puffs or beancurd puffs. And if you do have other vegan ingredients such as vegetarian fish cakes, you can also add them to this dish to liven it up more.
While I enjoyed this dish on its own and being able to tell myself that I am going vegan for that day with this meal, somehow it makes one feel less sinful too. So here’s to sharing this recipe which I hope will liven you up too !