Cabbage “Noodles” Five Spice Stir Fry

25 May

I put together this recipe based on what I had in my pantry. As usual, there’s no hard rules how to make a vegetable stir fry dish. Almost anything goes πŸ™‚ So why cabbage “noodles”? Well it sounds a hella lot cooler than shredded cabbage, don’t you think?

Cabbage “Noodles’ Five Spice Stir Fry
What I used:
1/4 of cabbage head – discard the heart and thinly sliced to resemble “noodles” πŸ™‚
6 oz cello mushrooms – sliced
1/2 garlic cloves – minced
2 shallots – minced (I used my Magic Bullet to speed things up)
1 big Italian eggplant – peeled and diced
3 zucchinis – sliced
1 tsp five spice powder
1/2 tsp white pepper powder
1/2 tsp black pepper powder
1 Tbsp Red Boat Fish Sauce (optional but it gives that umami taste to the dish!)
3 Tbsp coconut aminos or wheat free soy sauce (tamari)
Salt to taste (use more if not using any fish sauce)
1 Tbsp avocado oil/butter/lard/gheenever use olive oil for high heat cooking

1. Heat 1 Tbsp oil of your choice (I used avocado oil) in high heat
2. Saute the minced garlic/shallots until fragrant
3. Mix in the chopped mushrooms, stir then put the rest of the ingredients – stirring constantly – no need to add water because mushrooms will yield lots of water
4. Season with pepper, fish sauce, coconut aminos and salt to taste
5. When all veggies are wilted and cooked, remove from the heat and serve with any of your favorite dishes πŸ™‚



Posted by on May 25, 2011 in food, recipe


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8 responses to “Cabbage “Noodles” Five Spice Stir Fry

  1. Kath (My Funny Little Life)

    May 26, 2011 at 12:52 pm

    Wow, I totally love this! And even more that you added Chinese 5 spice! πŸ˜€

  2. Ben

    May 26, 2011 at 10:23 am

    A healthier substitute for noodles, yummy

  3. Quay Po Cooks

    May 26, 2011 at 2:25 am

    We, Chinese like to stir fry everything even our hubby when we get mad with them. Oh, don’t get scared, we don’t stir fry them in the wok, we stir fry them with silent treatment…hehe. My Quay Lo said I am the expert at that. Your stir fry cabbage noodles looks good and the fish sauce and the five spices will add a new dimension to a noodle dish for sure.

    • Jos

      May 26, 2011 at 8:41 am

      Haha you’re so funny with your first sentence πŸ˜€

  4. LeQuan

    May 26, 2011 at 12:16 am

    Looks wonderful, Jos. I’m a big fan of using fish sauce in my dishesyoure right, it does add that Umami taste to it. Smell might take some getting used to. Haha.

  5. lifecoachabby

    May 25, 2011 at 5:40 pm

    Yes please. This looks and sounds incredible. I have made many stir fry dishes but this looks like it may be a new favorite.


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