For our third Chinese New Year recipe, we are bringing out the most extravagant and luxurious Buddha Jump Over the Wall 佛跳墙 recipe! This dish is a highly regarded Chinese delicacy and is said to be able to entice strict vegetarian Buddhist monks to jump over their temple walls just for a bite, hence its name!
While a traditional Buddha Jump Over the Wall recipe takes over 3 days to prepare and cook, our recipe is perfected and simplified by veteran home cook Anne Leong into just 2 hours without compromising on the flavour. It is so easy we would even recommend this recipe for beginner home cooks!
With just a few tweaks of the ingredients, preparing this dish at home is cost-effective and you can customise some of the ingredients to suit the tastebud of your family. One such trick this recipe uses is to switch from premium ham (金华火腿) to bacon which is more affordable and easier to find in Singapore while having the same umami flavour.
One of our key ingredients in this recipe is FORTUNE Chile Abalone. We have picked this abalone for our dish because it is the full package of 色香味俱全. The abalone has a beautiful golden hue [色] that looks like gold ingots which elevates the presentation of the dish. Also, it has a tender chewy texture with a little sweet note [香味] that is just delightful with every bite! We dive a bit further into the origin of the abalone, and we learnt that the abalones were grown in a controlled environment within Southern Chile’s Patagonia Rain Forest with pristine waters containing the best seaweed meadows on which the abalones were fed on. *WOW* Each can of FORTUNE Chile Abalone contains 6 - 8 pieces (approximately 6cm in length each). Serve it as a whole or slice it up to "zhng" up your other CNY dishes, the use of abalone is limitless! Here’s the link to grab a can to make this recipe or gift it to your elders this CNY!
The approximate price of making our Buddha Jump Over the Wall recipe is around $166.50 as of December 2022. We are not including the market price comparison as prices and ingredients differ from the restaurant, frozen, and canned versions. However, you can be assured that home cooking means you are getting natural ingredients that are good for you and your whole family!
|FORTUNE Chile Abalone||$32|
|Lean Pork Meat||$4|
|Steamed White Chicken (from chicken rice stall)||$30|
Packed full of delicious and luxurious ingredients, the Buddha Jumps Over the Wall has something for everyone! Serve it in a large claypot with a portable stove to keep the soup hot and bubbly throughout the dinner. This will probably be the most impressive centrepiece on your reunion dinner table this CNY. Try this recipe and let us know if you love it as much as we do!