Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Hakka Lei Cha

My Shelina multi function hi-fiber food processor not working anymore after had been working hard for me for the last 3 years.  When I sent for repair , it will cost me too high to do it.  I gave it up.

My husband and me used to have fruit juice everyday and so got use to my Shelina blender, felt very uneasy without any blender or food processor at home.  We went to the nearest hipper market and bought a simple Tefel 400 watts blender, however it does not work well for me, very disappointed.

A few days later met a new friend Elian, she mentioned about her hi power blender and she love to use it everyday.  I was very interested so Elian made an appointment and drove me to another new friend, (yoke yin) house to see some demonstrations.  Though Elian has bought the blender for more then half a year, she have not seen any demonstrations.

The first thing Yoke Yin prepared was Hakka Lei Cha, by using the blender to blend the mix herbs.  the end result was that the herbs were very fine, many of my friends and me too love this soup!   Wah! Elian and me were excited , tasted so good.

Yoke Yin  continued to blend mix fruit juice, mango smoothie and a few other food that make from another product (seiketsu healthy love iii).

After spending 2 hours and see all the demonstration and tasted all the food, finally I order 2 of the products. Cosmos soy love ii ( the blender/food processor) and Seiketsu healthy love iii)


By using the blender, the first thing I wanted to prepare is
Hakka Lei Cha.

The ingredients for Lei Cha tea paste are,
(Serve 4 to 5 persons)

5 pips of garlic,
400 grams basil,
100 grams mint leaves,
 50 grams coriander,
100 grams roasted peanuts,
100 grams roasted sesame
1 small packet of Chinese tea leaves,
1 bowl of water.

I manage to harvest enough basil and mint leaves from my back yard garden.

Wash and rinse all the vegetables well, let dry.  Smash the garlics.  In a wok, heat up 2 tablespoon of oil and lightly fry the garlics, add in all the vegetables and have a quick stir.

Put the Chinese tea leaves in the blender , blend for a few seconds, then add in the fried vegetables, peanuts, sesame and water.  With this new blender, I used auto, that is 1 minute, and the vegetable paste is ready.

Meanwhile boil 5 bowls of water, pour in the paste when the water is boiled.  Stirring until the paste mix well into the water, add salt and some mushroom granule to taste.  The Hakka Lei Cha is ready to be serve.

I have prepared some side dishes and rice to go together with Lei cha.

Cut some celery, carrot, French beans, red and green pepper, sawi, lightly fry with some oil, garlic and salt.  I missed out preserved radish, with this to go with the rice and the soup will enhance the whole Hakka Lei cha.

My first self home made Hakka Lei Cha.  I invited my neighbours to share my success of this soup.  My son love the soup too, the first time he tasted Lei Cha.