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Cantonese-style "Eight Treasure" Stir-fry

Cantonese-style "Eight Treasure" Stir-fry

Happosai is easy to make once you have assembled the ingredients! Use whatever is in your fridge.

Ingredients: 3 to 4 servings

Ham (thinly sliced)
100 g
Shrimps
5 to 6 medium
Quail eggs
6 to 10
Cooked bamboo shoot in water
50 g
Bok choy
1 bunch
Shiitake mushrooms
2
Carrot
1/4 to 1/3
Dried wood ear mushrooms
5 to 6
■ Water
200ml
■ Chicken stock granules
2 teaspoons
■ Sake
2 tablespoons
■ Soy sauce (see Hints)
2 tablespoons
■ Sugar
a pinch
Katakuriko slurry (1:1 ratio)
as needed
Vegetable oil
as needed

Steps

1. Cut the pork into bite-sized pieces and season with soy sauce and sake (not listed). Peel and remove the tail of the shrimp. Devein, then rub with a little katakuriko and salt (not listed) to clean, then wash. Pat dry, then season with salt and pepper (not listed).
2. Boil the quail eggs and peel. Cut the bamboo shoot into bite sized pieces (slice the tips into wedges, and thinly slice the rest). Rehydrate the dried wood ear mushrooms, wash off any dirt and cut in half. Cut the carrot into thin rectangular slices. Thinly slice the shiitake mushrooms. Cut the stems of the bok choy in half lengthwise, and roughly chop the leaves.
3. Add katakuriko dissolved in water little by little until the sauce has thickened to your liking (it should be just thick enough to cling to the ingredients).
4. If there's too much oil in the frying pan, wipe with a paper towel, leaving just about 1 tablespoon. If there's too little oil, add a bit. Stir-fry the cut vegetables.
5. When the bok choy leaves have softened, add the ■ ingredients and bring to a boil.
6. Keep stir frying until the sauce has reduced to about 2/3.
7. When the sauce has reduced, put the pork and shrimp back in the pan, and add the boiled and peeled quail eggs too. You just need to heat through the ingredients added later.
8. Add katakuriko dissolved in water little by little until the sauce has thickened to your liking (It should be just thick enough to cling to the ingredients).
9. Transfer to a serving plate and serve.

Story Behind this Recipe

This is our family recipe! It's healthy with lots of vegetables.