Friday, December 10, 2010

Hakka Steamed (Vegetarian) Pork with Yam

How's everyone doing during this year end holiday? Mine is super excited with full of visitors in my house and full of programms and food!! Yes, visitors are still having fun here right now, but I managed to have some quiet time for myself to update a post here..:)
Well, this was a dish that I've cooked 2 weeks ago, but only have the time to post it now. It was another of my 1st attempt, a Hakka dish which is quite porpular. Anyhow, I've cooked it with some vegetarian meat instead. Result was acceptable.

I can say this sauce was super duper delicious. It can be cook with any other dishes with meat and vege. A recipe adapted from "Hawker's Fair....Sauces"

Ingredients for Hakka Nam Yee Sauce:
8 pcs Nam yee (fermented red bean curd)
3 tbsps chopped garlic
3 tbsps chopped shallots
1 tsp chopped ginger
2 star anise
5cm cinnamon stick
3 tbsps oyster sauce
2 tbsps sugar
1 tsp sesame oil
2 tbsps Shaoxing wine (chinese cooking wine)
500ml water
a little constarch (for thickening)

~ Heat up some oil, saute chopped garlic and shallots until fragnant. Add in remaining ingredients and bring to boil. Add in some cornstarch and cook until thicken.

** Storage time : 1 month (in the fridge)

Hakka Steamed Pork Belly with Yam:
1 kg pork belly (I used vegetarian meat)
500g Yam
1 tbsp light soy sauce
1 tsp five spice powder
4 tbsps Hakka Nam Yee sauce
200ml water
Some oil for deep frying
~ Cut belly into 3-4 big pieces and mix with marinade ingredients. Dee-fry in hot oil until golden brown. Dish up and rinse with water. Use fork and prick some holes on the skin. Cut into 1.5cm thick slices. Set aside.
~ Cut Yam into 1 cm thick slices and deep-fry until golden brown, Dish up and drain. Set aside.
~ Arrange pork belly and yam onto a steaming bowl or pan and pour over gravy.
~ Steam pork belly and yam for 1-2 hours until tender. Serve hot.
** If using vegetarian meat- steam for 1 hour.
Good with a bowl of steamed hot white rice...YUM!!
Happy Holiday!!


  1. This looks very yummy leh! I like the idea of substituting the pork with vegetarian meat...yummy! Gonna make this during Chinese new year, thanks for this great recipe. :)) Can imagine all the fun that is going on over at your house, heehee.

  2. It looks delicious, looks like a lot of work but the end result is yummy! Hope you'll have more time to blog often! :)

  3. Oooh...I remember eating this, cooked by my friends. It's very delicious. Would love to try one day. Thanks very much for sharing. MaryMoh at

  4. Hi Bee Bee,
    I was thinking to cook this for the coming CNY too..;) Think my in-laws will like it.
    All of them went back this morning..heehee! Now my house is very quiet..haha! Looking fwd to the next plan..:D

  5. ~ Jean, thank you..:)

    ~ MaryMoh, you should try..:)

  6. I am very familiar with this dish..I am Hakka! Subtituting pork with vegetarian meat is a great idea!

  7. ~ Thanks mr.pineapple man...:)

    ~ Yeah its a great idea Quay Po Cooks..:) It's super yummy too..:)



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