Oyster Jade Boat

Selena partnered with Betty to demonstrate in the Caring Place Community Kitchen. In this way, the participants will not feel too pressured to come out with two dishes at a meeting.

Selena made a finger food called the Oyster Jade Boat. This is a great finger food which can be served on Japanese cucumber, celery or iceberg lettuce or any kind of vegetable which can be eaten raw and has the shape which can hold some filings.


The Japanese cucumber which was used here gives this finger food a very nice crunch. This dish is perfectly name as the green in the cucumber is as green as a piece of jade and its shape is like a boat.


  • 8 Japanese cucumbers
  • 3 dried shiitake mushroom, reconstituted
  • 3 button mushrooms
  • 1/2 carrot
  • 2 pieces of savoury pressed tofu
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1/3 lb ground pork
  • 2 tablespoons rice wine
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 3 tablespoons oyster sauce
  • white pepper
  • tomato and cilantro for garnishing


If you would like to serve this as a vegetarian dish, omit the pork and use vegetarian oyster sauce instead.

Click on the link below for the instructions.


IMG_4094Cut the savory pressed tofu, carrots, shiitake mushrooms and button mushrooms into small cubes.You may add more ingredients like sweet peppers or water chestnuts.
IMG_4088Cut the cucumber into halve and split the cucumber into halve again. Hollow out the seeds or soft center.
IMG_4099In a large frying pan, fry the minced garlic until fragrant with some oil. Add the shiitake mushroom and stir fry until fragrant.
IMG_4101Add the ground pork and break up the pork with your spatula. Add the rice wine to cook with the pork.
IMG_4103When the pork in almost cooked, add the rest of the chopped ingredients like tofu, carrots and button mushrooms. Stir fry to mix well.
IMG_4105Season the mixture with oyster sauce, white pepper and sesame oil.
IMG_4108Set the filing aside to cool. Once cooled, spoon the filings into the the hollow out cucumbers. Arrange in a platter and garnished with tomatoes and cilantro. Serve as snack.Selena, thank you for sharing.

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  1. Zlamushka

    What a fancy snack. I love the crunchiness of cucumbers in contrast with the crispy warm ppork mixture.

  2. Nancy

    Interesting ideas!

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