Stir-Fried Yam Bean

by Angie Liew
Stir-Fried Yam Bean

 

Yam bean/Jicama is a crunchy root vegetable available in most Asian food stores. The flesh of yam bean tastes slightly sweet and it is believed to be able to remove body heat and help control blood pressure. Yam bean is a must in this dish. Stir-fried yam bean is a very versatile dish. It can be eaten as a main dish with rice or wrapped in fresh lettuce leaves as a salad. It can also be used as fillings for buns, spring rolls (popiah) or pie tee. Just leave to cool to room temperature, then refrigerate until needed.

This versatile dish can be used in the following recipes:

Steamed Yam Bean Dumplings (Chai Kuih)

Wholemeal Vegetable Steamed Buns

Homemade Savory Turnip Pau

Fresh Spring Rolls (Popiah)

Pie Tee

 

Stir-Fried Yam Bean

Stir-Fried Yam Bean


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Stir-Fried Yam Bean
By Angie Liew of Huang Kitchen
Yam bean is the star for this dish. Stir-fried yam bean can be used in many ways. It can be eaten with rice or wrapped in fresh lettuce leaves as a salad. It can also be used as fillings for buns, spring rolls (popiah) or pie tee. Just leave to cool to room temperature, then refrigerate until needed.
Serving For
6people
Prep Time
30minutes
Cook Time
20minutes
Serving For
6people
Prep Time
30minutes
Cook Time
20minutes
Ingredients
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Instructions
  1. First prepare all ingredients needed for this dish.
    First  prepare all ingredients needed for this dish.
    First prepare all ingredients needed for this dish.
    First  prepare all ingredients needed for this dish.
  2. Also have ready all the seasonings for flavouring.
    Also have ready all the seasonings for flavouring.
    Also have ready all the seasonings for flavouring.
    Also have ready all the seasonings for flavouring.
  3. Using a grater, shred finely the skinned white yam bean.
    Using a grater, shred finely the skinned white yam bean.
    Using a grater, shred finely the skinned white yam bean.
    Using a grater, shred finely the skinned white yam bean.
  4. Then shred finely the carrot.
    Then shred finely the carrot.
    Then shred finely the carrot.
    Then shred finely the carrot.
  5. Using a chopper, minced finely the soaked dried shrimp.
    Using a chopper, minced finely the soaked dried shrimp.
    Using a chopper, minced finely the soaked dried shrimp.
    Using a chopper, minced finely the soaked dried shrimp.
  6. With the same chopper, mince finely the soaked shiitake mushrooms.
    With the same chopper, mince finely the soaked shiitake mushrooms.
    With the same chopper, mince finely the soaked shiitake mushrooms.
    With the same chopper, mince finely the soaked shiitake mushrooms.
  7. Then using a sharp knife, sliced thinly the french beans. And we're now ready to cook the filling.
    Then using a sharp knife, sliced thinly the french beans. And we're now ready to cook the filling.
    Then using a sharp knife, sliced thinly the french beans. And we're now ready to cook the filling.
    Then using a sharp knife, sliced thinly the french beans. And we're now ready to cook the filling.
  8. In a wok, heat up vegetable oil and fry minced garlic until fragrant and golden brown in colour.
    In a wok, heat up  vegetable oil and fry minced garlic until fragrant and golden brown in colour.
    In a wok, heat up vegetable oil and fry minced garlic until fragrant and golden brown in colour.
    In a wok, heat up  vegetable oil and fry minced garlic until fragrant and golden brown in colour.
  9. Then add in the finely chopped dried shrimp.
    Then add in the finely chopped dried shrimp.
    Then add in the finely chopped dried shrimp.
    Then add in the finely chopped dried shrimp.
  10. Fry the dried shrimp on low heat for about 10 minutes or until it turns brown and fragrant.
    Fry the dried shrimp on low heat for about 10 minutes or until it turns brown and fragrant.
    Fry the dried shrimp on low heat for about 10 minutes or until it turns brown and fragrant.
    Fry the dried shrimp on low heat for about 10 minutes or until it turns brown and fragrant.
  11. Quickly add in the minced shiitake mushroom. Fry the mushroom till fragrant.
    Quickly add in the minced shiitake mushroom. Fry the mushroom till fragrant.
    Quickly add in the minced shiitake mushroom. Fry the mushroom till fragrant.
    Quickly add in the minced shiitake mushroom. Fry the mushroom till fragrant.
  12. Then mix in the shredded yam bean.
    Then mix in the shredded yam bean.
    Then mix in the shredded yam bean.
    Then mix in the shredded yam bean.
  13. Add in all the seasonings except ground white pepper. Stir-fry until all the seasonings are infused into the yam bean mixture.
    Add in all the seasonings except ground white pepper. Stir-fry until all the seasonings are infused into the yam bean mixture.
    Add in all the seasonings except ground white pepper. Stir-fry until all the seasonings are infused into the yam bean mixture.
    Add in all the seasonings except ground white pepper. Stir-fry until all the seasonings are infused into the yam bean mixture.
  14. When everything is well mixed, add in sliced french bean.
    When everything is well mixed, add in sliced french bean.
    When everything is well mixed, add in sliced french bean.
    When everything is well mixed, add in sliced french bean.
  15. Lastly add in shredded carrot. Continue to stir fry until all vegetables are cooked but still remain crisp.
    Lastly add in shredded carrot. Continue to stir fry until all vegetables are cooked but still remain crisp.
    Lastly add in shredded carrot. Continue to stir fry until all vegetables are cooked but still remain crisp.
    Lastly add in shredded carrot. Continue to stir fry until all vegetables are cooked but still remain crisp.
  16. Just before dishing out, season with ground white pepper. And we're done!
    Just before dishing out, season with ground white pepper. And we're done!
    Just before dishing out, season with ground white pepper. And we're done!
    Just before dishing out, season with ground white pepper. And we're done!
  17. Dish up and serve warm. So Enjoy!
    Dish up and serve warm. So Enjoy!
    Dish up and serve warm. So Enjoy!
    Dish up and serve warm. So Enjoy!
Notes

When buying yam bean, always choose those that are firm and dry. The skin should not appear shriveled, bruised or blemished.

To store yam bean, keep them unpeeled in a plastic bag in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.

 

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3 comments

Amylin November 23, 2015 - 7:47 am

Any substitution for dried shrimp. My mum in law is allergic to it.

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Angie Liew November 23, 2015 - 4:19 pm

Hi Amylin, you can just omit the dried shrimp. The yam bean itself is already quite sweet & tasty. Adding dried shrimp is just to make it more flavourful. Thanks

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huangkitchen January 3, 2016 - 1:01 pm

Hi Amylin, not sure if you received my reply earlier. You can just omit the dried shrimp. The yam bean itself is already quite sweet & tasty. Adding dried shrimp is just to make it more flavourful. Thanks!

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