Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Dai Yi Ma Ga Lui

A wired name, it is; but this is the only way I know how to name this menu (in Cantonese, which passed on from my mum.)

Dried shrimp
Chicken meat
Hairy Cucumber
White Fungus

Oyster sauce
Sesame oil

Use some garlic to stir fry the ingredients (in the above order). Then add in the oyster sauce, sesame oil, salt and continue to stir fry. After that, put in some water and cover with lid. Let it simmer for about two minutes. And it’s ready to be served.

The original “Dai Yi Ma Ga Nui” is supposed to cook with glass noodle. But for Sarah sake, I take out the glass noodle as I only need the gravy (with contents, of course)


It turned out to be exactly the same as what I cooked for my usual dinner. But with the chicken and white fungus, it had added a new element into this menu to make it extra special.

And the meal simply tastes yummy and fragrant when served with rice.

This menu is something Sarah like most, gravy with rice. So she can finish most of the rice.


MeRy said...

Never heard of this food name before...is it a cantonese style food???

MommyAngel said...

Nice menu, I also never heard of that before leh .... is it a soup like menu coz I can see a lot of soup? How much water to put in? Do we have to thicken the 'soup' or just like normal soup we make? I will try this out someday too if Angel could eat the dried shrimp, hhmmm .... should think of something to substitute the shrimp for the moment being. Thanks for sharing Joanne.

Mummy Moon said...

Nice menu, my mom used to cook this before.. I think mandarin called ma yi shang shu is it???

Serene said...

I never heard of this name before too. But I guess the ingredient combination sure turns out nice!

cre8tone said...

First time heard of this food.. hmm..

cre8tone said...

award for u:

Sarah's Daddy and Mommy said...

Kylie - Haha....First time heard of this weird name right? But it surely taste good!
- thanks for the award. Will grab it soon.

Serene - Yes, the ingredients (especially the dried shrimp)really makes wonder to the dish.

Mommy Moon - O, is call ma yi shang shu. OK ok...I think should be the same dish.
So you like it?

Mery - Erm, actually I have no idea about the origin of the food, but I just learned it from my mom. She used to cook it to me before married.

Caroline - Actually is all up to you to add the amount of water into the ingredient. For me, I like more soup as it really turned out sweet and nice and it goes well with rice. So, I will just treat is as a soup menu. If you like to cook this menu, maybe you can opt for lesser water so that it turned out to be less soupy. But at least the water should cover the ingredient.
- Actually all the while I am using dried shrimp to cook the meal as my mom taught me so, hehe, PLUS it is also taste more aroma and makes the soup sweeter with dried shrimp.
- I did think of your question about using other ingredient to substitute this menu. After think of half afternoon, the outcome is: maybe you can try ikan bilis soup. I have yet to try, but I guess it will taste good too. Maybe you need to marinate the chicken (for mine, I did not) in order to bring up more flavour.

Mummy Gwen said...

My mum never cook this before leh..hehe. And first time I'm hearing this dish. Very interesting combo. It sure looks tasty. :) But wouldn't it be salty with the dried shrimps?

Sarah's Daddy and Mommy said...

Mommy Gwen -:-) something new for you ya...
Yes, it is indeed a interesting comby and menu too..
- Actually you will be surprise with the sweetness from the ingredients. Not salty at all. I just put a lil bit of it.

Kristie said...

mmmm it smells so good, can smell from here too!

glad that sarah likes to eat good food too :)

Family First said...

Silly me. I was expecting a post on your aunt's daughter's wedding!

Lemonjude said...

One of my favourite dish...can add in 'fan xi' also..

UmmiRosma said...

I havent introduced my kids with shrimps yet. But they like fish very much. This is very new to me myself. I think wanna try this chinese cooking lah.
Btw..about the bunga kantan..they r pink in colour in the rhizome family. Try to google up dear. About the sambal..i will share with u ok..aha one more thing...is the hairy cucumber a petola in Malay?

Sarah's Daddy and Mommy said...

Ummi - Is good that your kids like fish alot.
This is also the first time I let Sarah try with shrimps. Luckily she is ok with it.
- Hehe, I think dish is new to many mommies too. I dont know what is the BM name of hairy cucumber but it is not petola.
Maybe you have a look at this link
It looked something like this.
- Oh ya, I just google search about bunga kantan. I have used it before in cooking tomyam. It has nice fragrant.
- Looking forward for your sambal recipe. It is so nice of you.

Judy - Nice to meet you and thanks for dropped by.
- Yes, I like to add glass noodle too but for Sarah, I choose not to because I am afraid she cant chew well with it.
- Mind if I add your name into my blog roll?

Kristie - Is true that this dish really smell good. How do you know ya..hehe.

Family First - Hehe..is ok. Most of my fren thought so too...

MommyAngel said...

JT, thanks so much for your tips. I think I shall try it someday too coz it looks so yummy and refreshing :)

Sarah's Daddy and Mommy said...

Caroline - You are most welcome.
You also has shared alot of great tips in your recipe.

Joanne said...

The name is so special, glad that sarah like the dish, i think she will like all mummy's recipe o :)

Sarah's Daddy and Mommy said...

Joanne N - Have you eaten this dish before? It taste not bad. Next time I cook for you ya.

Joanne said...

i never try and heard before, may be it is cantonese dish :) Awww.. so nice u wanna cook for me, so touching ! okok.. but paiseh ler, hehe !

Sarah's Daddy and Mommy said...

Joanne N - No pai seh, I really can cook for you, but make sure you have to give good comment altho taste bad ya. Hehe.