Chai Buey – Mustard Green Stew

Chinese
Chinese New Year
Leafy
Mains
Mushrooms
Poultry

Easy Level:

Servings:

3-4 Pax

If you are looking for new ways of cooking your leftovers from Lunar New Year, we have something perfect that you might want to try out — “Chai Buey” (菜尾).

This hearty stew isn’t just a meal; it’s a delicious solution to the age-old question of what to do with those post-party leftovers. Its name, straight from the Hokkien dialect, literally means “leftovers,” embodying the very essence of its creation – making the most out of what you have.

Jon presents his take on Hao Jie’s cherished family recipe, serving up a comforting Chai Buey stew that’s all about embracing tradition, savouring every bite, and maybe even sparking a little joy in your kitchen!

Starting with a medley of aromatic spices and fragrant herbs, Jon expertly combines leftover roast duck with an array of complementary ingredients, including mushrooms, preserved salted mustard greens, and fresh mustard greens.

Simmered to perfection for an hour, the flavours meld together, creating a rich and complex broth that’s as comforting as it is satisfying. The end result is a hearty soup with intense flavour and lots of hidden treasures.

Ingredients

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Cooking oil
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Red onion (sliced)
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Red onion (sliced)
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Garlic (rough chopped)
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cloves
Garlic (rough chopped)
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Dried chillies (deseed and rehydrated)
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Dried chillies (deseed and rehydrated)
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Leftover roast pork
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Leftover roast duck
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Leftover roast duck
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Meatball
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Meatball
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Canned mushroom
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Canned mushroom
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Preserved mustard greens (salted)
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Mustard greens
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Mustard greens
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pieces
Assam slices
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pieces
Assam slices
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Dark soy sauce
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Dark soy sauce
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Water
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Tomatoes
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Steps

1

In a pot over medium heat, add in garlic, onion, dried chillies. Stir fry until fragrant.
In a pot over medium heat, add in garlic, onion, dried chillies. Stir fry until fragrant.
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2

Add in roast pork, roast duck and stir fry for about 1 minute.
Add in roast pork, roast duck and stir fry for about 1 minute.
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3

Add in meatballs, canned mushroom, preserved mustard green, mustard green, assam slices, dark soy sauce and water.
Add in meatballs, canned mushroom, preserved mustard green, mustard green, assam slices, dark soy sauce and water.
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4

Bring to boil. Lower heat and simmer for 1 hour.
Bring to boil. Lower heat and simmer for 1 hour.
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5

Add in cubed tomatoes and cook for about 10 minutes.
Add in cubed tomatoes and cook for about 10 minutes.
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6

Serve hot and with rice.
Serve hot and with rice.
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