Garlic Pea Shoots are the bomb

That expensive vegetable dish you had at dim sum is called dao mew (garlic pea shoots)

December 20, 2014 - Food

Garlic pea sprouts or “dao mew” is one of my family’s favorite Chinese dishes and can be found on many Chinese restaurant menus but more often on a dim sum cart. Unlike most Chinese vegetable dishes such as gai lan or bok choy, “dao mew” as it’s also known, is a comparatively expensive dish.

Odd because traditional garlic pea shoots is basically the stems and leaves of a young (pealess) pea plants.

There’s not much to cooking pea shoots; the shoots are steamed and stir-fried in oil, minced garlic, and water. The limited ingredients and the simple preparation is what makes garlic pea shoots delicious with their delicate texture and sweet flavor. Here’s a drawn-out recipe with some color commentary if you need a step-by-step.

Garllc pea shoots (dao mew) is also referred to as “snow pea leaves,” “pea tips” or “sauteed pea sprouts”.

› tags: Chinatown / Chinese food / Dao Meu / dim sum / garlic / pea shoots / vegetables /

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