Local Ingredients


Name
English/Romanization
Chinese characters

agar agar
daaih-choi
大菜

adzuki beans
chek-síu-dauh
赤小豆

apricot kernels - (sweet & bitter)
nàahm-bâk hahng
 南北杏

bean curd - pressed - dried
dauh-fuh gôn / dauh-gôn
 豆腐乾/豆乾

bean curd (hard)
ngaahng dauh-fuh
硬豆腐

bean curd (soft/water)
yúhn dauh-fuh
軟豆腐

bean curd puff (deep fried)
dauh-bôk
豆卜

black eyes beans
mèih-dáu
眉豆

black fungus –cloud ear
wàhn-yíh
雲耳

Chinese ham
gâm-wàh fó-téui
金華火腿

Chinese star anise
Baat-gok
八角

Chinese yam
wàaih-sâan
淮山

date (brown / honey)
maht-jóu
蜜棗

deep-fried gluten balls
Sáang-gán
生根

dried Chinese white cabbage
choi-gôn
菜亁

fermented bean paste
dauh báan jeung
豆板醬





yellow bean paste
mihn-sih
麺豉
yellow bean paste
mihn-sih
(with broad bean segments)
麺豉




fermented black beans
dauh-sih
豆豉

fermented (red) bean curd
nàahm-yúh
南乳















fermented bean curd (white cubes)
fuh-yúh
腐乳



fish - stripey (dried)
chàaih-yùh
柴魚

fish maw
yùh-tóuh
魚肚

gingko nuts
baahk-gwó
白果




green beans
luhk-dáu
綠豆

jujube
hùhng-jóu
红枣

kelp (chinese)
hói-daai
 海帶


  
daylily stems
gâm-jâm
 金針

longan pulp
yùhn-yuhk / lùhng-ngáahn-yuhk
圓肉/龍眼肉

lotus root (dried)
lìhn-ngáuh gôn
蓮耦乾

lotus seeds
lìhn-jí
蓮子

mushroom – dried winter mushroom
dûng-gû
冬菇

mussel (dried)
daahm-choi
淡菜

olive vegetable
láam-choi
榄菜

octopus (dried)
jêung-yùh
章魚

oyster (dried)
hòuh-sí
蠔豉

peanuts
fâ-sâng
花生

preserved Chinese sausage
laahp-chéung
腊肠

preserved gizzard
ngáap-jêun
鸭肫

preserved mustard greens/leaves
múi-choi
梅菜






preserved mustard cabbage
syut-choi/ syut-lèih-hùhng/syut-léuih-hùhng
雪菜、雪黎红,雪里红

pickled mustard root
ja-choi
榨菜


preserved olives
láam-gok
榄角

scallops (dried)
gôn yìuh-chyúh
乾榣柱








seaweed (roasted lava)
jí-choi
紫菜

sesame seeds (white)
(baahk) jî-màh
()芝麻

 
shrimps (dried shrimps)
hâ-máih
蝦米

shrimp paste
hâ-jeung
蝦醬

silver fish
ngàhn-yùh / baahk-faahn-yùh
銀魚、白飯魚

soybean milk sheets
fuh-jûk
腐竹

soybean sticks
jí-juk
支竹

tangerine peel (dried)
chàhn-pèih
陳皮

Tianjin preserved veg./cabbage
dûng-choi
冬菜


vegetarian chicken
jâai-gâi
齋雞


wheat gluten (gluten meat)
mihn-gân
麵根

wolfberries (dried)
géi-jí
杞子


2 comments:

  1. thanks for this exhaustive list of ingredients! it's helped jogged my memory of ingredients i saw living in hk, and also refreshed my cantonese. your romanized cantonese is spot on. thank you so much for this wonderful blog. the oatmeal almost boiled over because i was so engrossed in it!.

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    1. Thanks Jasmin!! I'm glad you Luke this page.

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