This is what happen when I don't go shopping at Asian grocery store. I just have to buy the veggies at the supermarket that I go every week. I most probably end out with romaine letture, iceberg lettuce, broccoli, green beans, esparagus, collard greens, celery, cabbage, cauliflower or brussel sprouts. All these veggies I called them American veggies. I just couldn't bear to buy the napa cabbage because it is double/triple the price compared to Asian store. So, I usually buy American veggies. After few weeks of these American veggies, I seriously miss the Asian veggies like kailan, choy sum, baby bok choy, potato leaves, kangkong, flower chives, etc.
Anyway, here featuring one of my homecook veggie dishes:
1 Romaine lettuce heart, washed and cut into 1 inch
1/4 cup dried shrimps, soaked in hot water to soften, drained
2-3 cloves of garlic, chopped
Some water, about 1/2 cup
Oyster Sauce to taste
Oil for stir-frying
Heat oil in a wok. When heated, add in the dried shrimps, stir-fry until fragrant and add the chopped garlic. Saute for awhile and add in the lettuce. Stir-fry well and add in the water. Add in the oyster sauce and stir to mix well. Dish out and serve hot.
1. Don't overcook this veggie! It's supposed to be crunchy and remain it's color.
2. Romaine lettuce heart usually sold as three in one ziplock package in the package salad green section.