Hearty and delicious! This comforting vegetarian dish is full of earthy flavours and has a satisfying texture to every bite. A recipe shared by home cook Jasmine Ong, Buddha's Delight (罗汉斋) is a popular vegetarian dish that is traditionally consumed by Buddhist monks. Now it's dish a common household dish and Buddhists have it on special occasions such as Vesak Day.
For our version of the Buddha's Delight, we made extra effort to make it look beautiful. We sliced our carrots in beautiful floral designs and used a wide variety of ingredients to give it superb texture and flavour. In this recipe, we used vegetables and other ingredients such as beancurd skin, black fungus and dried lily buds.
Not only is this dish delicious but it's packed with benefits too. Black fungus helps to reduce cholesterol, prevents anemia and treats heart diseases too. The beancurd skin is high in protein, low in fat and it is an excellent substitute for meat. The dried lily buds are the unopened flowers of the daylily plant which is known in traditional Chinese medicine to help with insomnia and treat respiratory disorders.
Bursting with flavours, this hearty vegetarian dish will be a great way to start your Vesak Day! Follow our recipe or make your own version of the Buddha's Delight with all your favourite vegetables.
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