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

Stir-Fried Yam Bean

Recipe by Huang Kitchen, Angie Liew
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.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time50 mins
Keyword: mushroom, stir fry
Servings: 6 people

Ingredients

  • 1 kg Yam Bean, skinned and shred finely
  • 100 gram french beans, sliced thinly
  • 1 Carrot, skinned and shred finely
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 50 gram dried shrimp, soaked and chopped finely
  • 10 shitake mushrooms, soaked and chopped finely
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil

Seasonings:

  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp Oyster Sauce
  • 1 tsp chicken stock
  • 1 tsp chinese five spice powder
  • 1 tsp ground white pepper

    Instructions

    • Stir-Fried Yam Bean
      First prepare all ingredients needed for this dish.
    • Stir-Fried Yam Bean
      Also have ready all the seasonings for flavouring.
    • Stir-Fried Yam Bean
      Using a grater, shred finely the skinned white yam bean.
    • Stir-Fried Yam Bean
      Then shred finely the carrot.
    • Stir-Fried Yam Bean
      Using a chopper, minced finely the soaked dried shrimp.
    • Stir-Fried Yam Bean
      With the same chopper, mince finely the soaked shiitake mushrooms.
    • Stir-Fried Yam Bean
      Then using a sharp knife, sliced thinly the french beans. And we're now ready to cook the filling.
    • Stir-Fried Yam Bean
      In a wok, heat up vegetable oil and fry minced garlic until fragrant and golden brown in colour.
    • Stir-Fried Yam Bean
      Then add in the finely chopped dried shrimp.
    • Stir-Fried Yam Bean
      Fry the dried shrimp on low heat for about 10 minutes or until it turns brown and fragrant.
    • Stir=Fried Yam Bean
      Quickly add in the minced shiitake mushroom. Fry the mushroom till fragrant.
    • Stir-Fried Yam Bean
      Then mix in the shredded yam bean.
    • Stir-Fried Yam Bean
      Add in all the seasonings except ground white pepper. Stir-fry until all the seasonings are infused into the yam bean mixture.
    • Stir-Fried Yam Bean
      When everything is well mixed, add in sliced french bean.
    • Stir-Fried Yam Bean
      Lastly add in shredded carrot. Continue to stir fry until all vegetables are cooked but still remain crisp.
    • Stir-Fried Yam Bean
      Just before dishing out, season with ground white pepper. And we're done!
    • Stir-Fried Yam Bean
      Dish up and serve warm. So Enjoy!

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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