Is this a celebrity blog or a food blog?? :)
This dish must be told from it's origin. If you were "young" enough to know the hits from Hong Kong during the 90's, you will know the 4 Heavenly King. Jacky Cheung, Andy Lau, Aaron Kwok and Leon Lai were not only talented, they were good looking and hot!! Forgot the fact that one of them sings out of tune, they all had throng of fans at their heels and their albums sold like hot cakes.
They were so HOT! , Malaysia named a vegetable dish after them. Ok, I am not sure if it's origin is Malaysia but I know this yummy dish is a hit everytime.
It is a combination of 4 vegetables. These are the usual combinations you can choose from - long beans, lady's fingers, brinjals (okra), asparagus or snake beans, petai. As long as it is four different vegetables, you are on the right track, if not it is not the 4 Heavenly King :)
To make this yummy dish, you will still need a special HOT ingredient - Sambal Chilli. I used a combination of dried shrimp, red chillies, shallots and garlic - blended.
To make the vegetable crunchy and yummy, this is an important step. Heat oil in work and fry the vegetables for 1-2 minutes. This is to get the vegetables half cooked but yet producing the crunch before we actually cook the dish. Remember to drain the oil out of the vege first before cooking.
Then stirfry the vegetables with the sambal chilli. About 5 minutes and voila! the dish is ready!!