Spicy Buddha's Feast may change your conception of vegetarian cuisine.
In its standard form the dish includes soft ginko nuts, black mushrooms, tangles of hair-fine seaweed and soy-seasoned wheat gluten, all in a mild and unscintillating brown sauce. Not much of a feast! This rendition is heretically different. It is very colorful and also highly spiced--the path to my own culinary illumination being frequently strewn with chilies.
This is a dish that makes broad use of canned and dried ingredients--all excellent and easily available in Asian markets. Lest the list of ingredients daunt you, be assured that most things Buddhist are invitingly flexible.
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