Nyonya Chap Chye Recipe (Vegetarian Dish)

Unlike Loh Hon Chai (refer to my entry here)  where red bean curd is used, the Nyonya Chap Chye calls for the use of Taucu (minced bean paste) instead. This is an extremely simple dish to prepare and  the hint of sweetness goes well with kids.


  • oil
  • garlic, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon minced taucu
  • onion, sliced
  • white cabbage
  • carrot
  • dried mushrooms, soaked and sliced
  • dried lily buds (kin chiam), soaked; cut off the hard tips and tie each strand into a knot
  • dried bean curd skin (tau kee), soaked
  • tanghoon (glass noodles), soaked until pliable
  • water
  • Sugar and salt


Heat oil. Fry garlic and onion until golden. Add taucheo and fry until fragrant.

Add carrot. Once the carrot is soft add the rest of the ingredients and stir-fry well.

Add water. Cover for 5 minutes. Season with salt and sugar.

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    i always use the red bean curd…tak pernah try with tauchu…good to know that :)

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    I just like these type of vegetarian dish, no matter of using red bean curd or tauchu paste! :)

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    I want. Super duper like vege dish =D

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    I know this is a very very very simply and easy dish, like, my 10-year-old brother also can make! ahah! it taste good too! yumm yum~

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    Love this dish….. i havent tried cooking this before cos my mum always does that on and off.. :)

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    Thanks for sharing. I like tanghoon very much. Oh this recipe using taucu ar….I saw some granny cook this with Lam Yu.

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    I like the tanghoon :)

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    can I join your for dinner soon as possible? seriously I am craving this dish!! :D

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    My mummy cooked this one too! Superb yummy! :D

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    Wah, Nyonya chap chai….long time didn’t eat liao…..

    Eh, you very slim……still take vegetarian dish kah?

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    Yummy! I didn’t know this is so easy to cook. Thanks for sharing the recipe. Will try it one day :)

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    I used to eat on d first day of cny…..

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    not bad not bad, my late grandma used to cook this, but personally, i’m not used to the taste.

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    Really wanna cook this someday but use so many ingredients ar?
    Sure got leftovers to cook next time lor?

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    mum, i wanna eat also! pls cook for me! =DD but too much vege ad! =S but i like tanghun! =D

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    i prefer the one with red bean curd :) it tastes better with slightly higher saltiness :P

    Latest: Sooo Q!

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    My late mommy and grandma used to cook this for me. :D

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    oh yumms…thanx for the recipe. godma made it when she was alive…either with taucu or the red beancurd. was her staple dish that she would definitely cook each time i return for dinner. she passed away but never shared teh recipe…i am so glad you shared it with me. thanx nyonya merryn *hugs*

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    It looked very yummy. You can cook well.

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    I like to cook this dish..simple and taste good.

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