japanese-style chop suey
- Serves: 2
- Calories: 332 kcal
- Japanese: Happousai
- 2 ounces shrimps
- 4 1/2 ounces thinly sliced pork or ham
- 2 ounces green pepper
- 3 ounces large carrot
- 9 ounces napa cabbage (Chinese cabbage)
- or cabbage
- 2 ounces shiitake mushrooms
- 2 boiled Japanese quail eggs (optional)
- 1 tablespoon salad oil
Hull shell and devein the shrimps. Wash them.
Cut the pork (or ham) into bite-size pieces.
Cut green pepper in half lengthwise. Remove seeds and cut into thin slices.
Cut the carrot in half. Slice as shown in the picture.
Cut the napa cabbage (Chinese cabbage) or cabbage into bite-size pieces.
Wipe the shiitake mushrooms with a wet paper towel. Cut off the stems and cut the caps into 4 pieces.
Heat the salad oil in a frying pan over a high flame. Sear the shrimps and pork (or ham). After they change color, add the vegetables and mushrooms. Sear for a couple of minutes.
Add the Chinese soup stock (or chicken broth) and soy sauce and stir. Add the salt, pepper, sugar and boiled Japanese quail eggs (optional).
Bring to a boil and simmer for 1 minute, While the mixture is simmering, dissolve the potato starch in the water. After 1 minute, add the dissolved potato starch to the pan and stir until the mixture becomes creamy.
If you like, add the sesame oil. Boil for one minute. Remove from the heat.
Happousai is a Japanese-style Chinese dish which is very popular in Chinese restaurants in Japan. It is very similar to chop suey (the American-style Chinese dish). It is healthy because it has many types of vegetables.
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