三杯素雞 Taiwanese Three Cup Vegetarian Chicken

22 Feb

Taiwanese Three Cup Vegetarian Chicken

The “Three Cups” of Three Cup Chicken comes from sesame oil, Chinese rice wine, and soy sauce.  It’s a traditional and popular Taiwanese dish.  In this recipe, I replace chicken with vegetarian chicken.



  • 1 pack of gluten, sliced
  • 1 Red Pepper, sliced
  • 7 cloves garlics
  • 7 slices of fresh ginger
  • A big bunch of Thai basil leaves
  • 8 tablespoon of rice wine
  • 4 tablespoons of soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons of brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoons of sesame oil
  • 2 scallions, sliced.
  • 1 dried whole red chili, optional


  1. Add sesame oil to pan, add garlics, ginger, chili and scallions.  Stir-fry until aromatic
  2. Add gluten, rice wine, soy sauce and sugar.
  3. Stir for couple minutes, then lower the heat, cover and simmer for 5 min.
  4. Stir in red pepper.  Cover and simmer for 5 min.
  5. Add sesame oil and basil.  Cover for 10 seconds. Ready to serve.


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