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. | MalaysianChineseKitchen.com

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.
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Course: Seafood
Cuisine: Chinese
Servings: 4
Author: Linda Ooi

INGREDIENTS

  • ½ lb dried oysters (225g)
  • 0.35 oz dried sea moss (10g)
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • Salt (optional)
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce (optional)

INSTRUCTIONS

  • 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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