Recipe #3 – Sour Hot Hot Vegetable (Suan La La Jie Chai)

by BerryBerryTeacher

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Berry Berry Easy presents Madam Goh’s Berry Delicious Recipe #3 – Sour Hot Hot Vegetable (Suan La La Jie Chai).

Food wastage is not a habit all of us should follow, considering the number children starving around the world everyday. The Malaccan are wise people who tend not to waste food.Not even after any big occasions which usually are left with surplus food.

So Madam Goh would like to share will all readers on what Malaccan would cook when they have leftovers and do not wish to waste food. For those who are still puzzled what Jie Chai is, it is mustard green.

Berry Delicious Recipe #3 – Sour Hot Hot Vegetable (Suan La La Jie Chai)

(The spiciness level can be adjusted on your own)

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Servings: 5-6 people


  • 6 – 7 tomatoes
  • 10 dried chili padi / fresh red chili
  • 2 onions
  • ½ cup of (10 pieces) dried tamarind skins (asam gelugor) / ½ cup of lime juice
  • ½ roasted chicken / duck
  • 6 cups of water
  • 2 – 3 kg of Jie Chai / Kai Choy cut in 4 cm cubes

*(Jie Chai/Kai Choi (Brassica juncea), also known as Mustard Greens, Other name: Gai Choi, Siu Gai Choi, Xiao Jie Cai (Shiau Jie Tsai), Baby Mustard, Chinese Leaf Mustard, Indian Mustard, Mostaza, and Mustard Greens) – extremely high in Vitamin A & Vitamin K.


  • 2 tsp sugar
  • ½ tbsp salt


  1. Boil water.
  2. Add onion, chili, tomatoes, tamarind skin, roasted chicken / duck into the boiling water.
  3. Allow it to boil.
  4. Add jie chai aka mustard green aka kai choy.
  5. Reduce heat to medium low and let it simmer for 30 minutes.
  6. Add seasoning.

Drop us comments if you have tried this recipe. Awaiting your feedback.

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