Stir Fry Hairy Gourd With Glass Noodles ( Sohun )

by Angie Liew

This is one of the most classic Chinese home cooking dishes.  It is a very simple dish with a soft texture and subtle flavours.  Can be served with rice or porridge during lunch or dinner.

 

Stir Fry Hairy Gourd With Glass Noodles ( Sohun )

Recipe by Huang Kitchen, Angie Liew
This is one of the most classic Chinese home cooking dishes. It is a very simple dish with a soft texture and subtle flavours. Can be served with rice or porridge during lunch or dinner.
Course: Main
Cuisine: Chinese

Ingredients

  • 1 Hairy gourd, 500g
  • 50 g Glass noodles
  • 30 g Dried shrimps, or haebee
  • 2 clove Garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon Light soy sauce
  • 100 ml Water
  • Salt, to taste

    Instructions

    • Wash and scrap off skin of hairy gourd and cut into thin strips.
    • Soak the glass noodles until soft ( about 15 minutes )
    • Soak the dried shrimps until soften ( about 10 minutes )
    • In a wok, heat up 1 tablespoon of oil on medium heat. Add in dried shrimps and fry till aromatic. Then add the garlic, fry till golden brown.
    • Add cut hairy gourd and sauté for 5 minutes, mixing well with the garlic and dried shrimps.
    • When slightly soften, add in water and glass noodles. Simmer for 5 minutes
    • Finally when glass noodles has soften, season with soy sauce and salt to taste.
    • Serve immediately.

Enjoy!

Hairy gourd is called jit-gwa in Cantonese.  It’s flesh tastes very much like zucchini but firmer texture.  It has a light layer of hair, … hence it’s name: hairy gourd

It is cut into long strips ( the size of match stick )

Ingredients to fry with hairy gourd for this dish
To cook the dish:
First stir fry minced garlic in heated oil in wok until garlic turns golden brown
 
Add the dried shrimps and fry till fragrant

 

Add the hairy gourd strips
 
Then add in the water 
 
And the glass noodles.  Lastly season with soy sauce and salt to taste
 
Remove from wok into serving plate and serve hot
 
The taste is Sooooo original with the sweetness of the gourd and the saltiness of the dried shrimps

 

An ideal dish too for the NO RICE DIET people.  Certainly a nice and healthy dish!
 
 
So Enjoy!

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5 comments

huiray September 3, 2020 - 10:22 am

This is called “Tai Yee Ma Kar Lui”. 大姨媽嫁女.

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Angie Liew September 3, 2020 - 11:17 pm

Thanks for viewing. Enjoy!

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Angie Liew June 8, 2014 - 9:31 am

yes, same with me. My mum used to cook this dish for us. I got the recipe from my sister who learn from her. Good to bring back old taste and sweet memory.

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Esther Wong June 9, 2014 - 1:05 pm

Totally agreed!

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Esther Wong June 8, 2014 - 9:16 am

My late grandma used to cook this dish during my childhood days. Brings back old memory!

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