Buddah’s Delight (Lo Han Jai)

I am all about the vegetarian dishes when it comes to Lunar New Year and this is my all time favorite. I grew up eating this as a kid and watched my mom make it as I grew older. I love carrying on with the traditions.

What you will need:

You can find these items at your local Asian Grocery stores or can also be found on Amazon!

Recipe - Buddah's Delight (Lo Han Jai)

  • Servings: 6
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  • 3 sticks of Bean Curd
  • 5 dried shiitake mushrooms
  • 1 bundle of Mung bean noodles
  • 1 cup of lily buds
  • 10 ginkgo nut
  • 1 bundle of Fat Choy (Black Moss) – Optional
  • 1/4 cup chopped in half Water Chestnuts
  • 1/4 cup of Wood Ears
  • 1 cup of Snow Peas
  • 1 cup of Soy Bean Sprouts
  • 1/2 of a carrot
  • 2 tablespoon Oil
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoon Soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Sugar
  • 3 tablespoons Red fermented bean curd
  • 2 tablespoon Shaoxing wine
  • 2 slices of Ginger
  • 3 cloves of Garlic
  • 1 cup of water


  1. Heat the wok over medium-hi, add in the oil and ginger. Let the ginger turn golden brown then add in the red fermented bean curd and break it up with the spatula.
  2. Add in the garlic, mushroom wood ears, water chestnuts, bean sprouts, snow peas, carrot and lily buds, ginkgo and stir fry for a minute. Next is to add in the bean sprouts and turn up the heat to high. Stir fry for at least two minutes.
  3. Add in the sesame oil, soy sauce, sugar, and water. Mix everything together. Cover the wok and reduce heat to medium. Cook for 5 minutes and stir occasionally.
  4. Uncover the wok, add in the mung bean and fat choy. Mix well until the the liquid evaporates. As soon as the liquid evaporates, it is ready to be served.