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CNY Prosperity Fatt Choy with Baby Abalones Recipe ( 发财金鮑仔 )

chinese new year fatt choy fortune baby abalones
Fatt Choy ( 发菜 ) aka Black Moss is a very popular ingredient during the Chinese New Year period due to its homonym sounding like Fa Cai ( 发财 ), meaning Prosperity.

stir fried baby bok choy with abalones
The black moss becomes soft when immersed in liquid, absorbing the accompanied sauces, turning into a flavourful vegetable dish.

chinese new year fatt choy fortune abalone recipe
Paired with Baby Abalones ( 鲍鱼 ) on with a bed of Baby Bok Choy ( 小白菜 ) and Goji Berries ( 枸杞 ), the colourful contrast from the different ingredients is astounding, and the dish is mouth-watering. Hope you will have fun cooking this CNY Prosperity Fatt Choy with Baby Abalones ( 发财金鮑仔 )!

food art chinese plating new moon abalone
1 Canned Baby Abalone
250g Bok Choy Vegetables
1 tbsp Goji / Wolfberries
10g Fatt Choy
¼ cup of Abalone stock from can
1 tsp Minced Ginger
1 tsp Minced Garlic
1 tsp Oyster Sauce
1 tsp Soy Sauce
1 tbsp Sesame oil
1 tbsp Olive Oil
1 tbsp Cornstarch
Dash of Chinese Cooking Wine / Shaoxing Hua Diao Wine ( 紹興花雕酒 )

    baby bok choy vegetables
  • Cut bok choy into halves and rinse thoroughly.
  • chinese cooking stir fried baby bok choy vegetables
  • Heat oil and sauté garlic till fragrant. Throw in veggies and ginger. Stir fry and add soya sauce. * Alternatively, you can also blanch your vegetables.
  • chinese food presentation stir fried baby bok choy
  • Transfer vegetables neatly to serving plate.
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  • Add abalone, stock, oyster sauce and sesame oil. When sauce starts to boil, remove abalone and set aside.
  • chinese cooking goji berries herbs
  • Throw in goji berries and dish up after 1 minute or so.
  • cny fatt choy aka black moss recipe
  • Add black moss and mix well. Let it simmer for couple of minutes, then transfer to serving plate. Start plating your abalone and wolfberries.
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  • Add wine and cornstarch to remaining sauce and drizzle onto dish. Present your eye-catching CNY Prosperity Fatt Choy with Baby Abalones ( 发财金鮑仔 )!
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  1. Oh my! That is one prosperous plate of goodness! I love black moss. Mostly use it in soup.

  2. Oh-my-my. You are hitting on my Chinese side. How not be hungry??

  3. What a beautiful dish -- I'm certain it tastes as good as it looks with that flavorful sauce! Hadn't heard of black moss, but I'm glad you shared its significance and meanings. I always learn something new from you, Shirley! xo

  4. Mmmmm....
    Everything looks so yummy!
    great post!
    Enjoy your week!

  5. This plate looks wonderful and tasty :-)

  6. Lovely colours and presentation! :)

  7. oh wow what a cool dish . I must try this out for sure.
    New post on my blog . Do drop by soon <3

  8. Such a beautiful presentation!!!!
    Kisses, Paola.

  9. Such intesting plate! Love especially the displying, so nice and colorful!
    And I bet it's delicious as well! :)

  10. Love the presentation! Looks yum. New post is up.

  11. Can't believe CNY is just around the corner.

  12. What a gorgeous dish! Perfect for CNY!!!

  13. That's a very pretty dish! And healthy too! Happy New Year to you and your family Shirley!

  14. wow looks nice, thanks for recipe:)
    Have a good day!

  15. your dish looks so pretty! good to see you are getting all ready for cny with all these well meaning dishes.

  16. Yummy It looks delicious sweetie
    Maggie Dallospedale

  17. I love your presentation of this dish. So professional! Beautiful vivid colours. The dish seems very yummy indeed. You're a great chef.

  18. I love cooking with abalone!! So yummy!!! <3 -

  19. The presentation is very impressive and looks as though it'd make the perfect sharing platter at a party/event! :)

  20. Delicious!

  21. Oh wow like always this looks super delicious *w*

  22. Whoa...such a gorgeous dish, Shirley. You never fail to impress! ^.^

  23. Simple delicious. I can drool and drool

  24. ;D

    Parece ser muito bom!

    Ótima quarta!

    Beijo! ^^

  25. Hi Shirley! Happy New Year to you! Your dish looks very attractive, wish I could do that this coming CNY!

  26. Great post, thanks for sharing) Have a good weekend!
    Would you like to follow each other on g+ ? Please let me know and I follow you back)

  27. Yum Yum! Look so delicious and healthy.

  28. Gong Heii Fatt Choy in advance!! this dish is soooo neat..please do delivery to Penang haha

    1. Happy CNY, Hong! Welcome back again, dear! I'm sure you can better deals there. Hahaha!


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