Vietnamese Recipes & Cuisines (Vegetables)

Silk Squash Stir-Fried with Garlic Recipe

Ingredients : Serves 4

1 tablespoon

4 cloves

3 slices



1 teaspoon







2 squares

1/2 teaspoon

1 teaspoon

1 teaspoon

60 ml

Cooking oil

Garlic, smashed and peeled

Ginger, shredded

Medium silk squash, peeled, cut in half lengthwise,

then sliced into 1 cm slices at an angle

Cornstarch, dissolved in 2 tablespoons water



Spring onions (scallions), cut into 2 cm lengths

Red chili, sliced



Sichuan fermented beancurd



Sesame oil


Method :
  • Combine all the sauce ingredients, stirring to break up the beancurd, then set aside.

  • Heat the oil in a wok until smoking hot, then fry the smashed garlic cloves and ginger for 30 seconds

  • Add the squash, stir fry 1 to 2 minutes, then stir in the sauce.

  • Cover, lower heat, and simmer until soft, about 4 to 5 minutes (check after 4 minutes, if all the water is evaporated, add a little more to prevent sticking).

  • Add cornstarch and water mixture to the squash, stir to incorporate, cover and simmer 1 more minute for cornstarch to thicken.

  • Garnish with spring onion and chili.

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