Ho See Fatt Choy (Braised Oysters and Sea Moss)
Usher in the lunar new year with this traditional Ho See Fatt Choy (Braised Oysters and Sea Moss) dish for a prosperous new year. It is full of delicious umami flavor.
dried sea moss
Soak dried oysters in warm water for 30 minutes. Rinse thoroughly and drain.
Soak sea moss in a strainer over a bowl of water for 30 minutes. When sea moss is rehydrated, rinse thoroughly in the strainer under running water. Drain.
Heat vegetable oil in a medium saucepan. Sauté garlic for 30 seconds.
Add oysters and stir to coat with oil until fragrant.
Pour in 1½ cups (360ml) water. Cover and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 30 to 40 minutes.
Open the lid and do a taste test. Add a little salt if needed and soy sauce if desired.
Add sea moss. Cover and continue to cook for another 15 to 20 minutes. Add a little water whenever necessary to allow it to continue simmering. Turn off stove.
Serve warm with rice.
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