Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Stewed Pork with Nam Yee

Recently I bought a small bottle of Nam Yee (fermented red bean curd) to make chicken biscuit. Besides chicken biscuit, Nam Yee can be used to make fried chicken/ wings, steamed pork ribs, "Chai Er" (a vegetarian dish which I love and would love to try) and stewed pork. Below is my version of stewed pork with Nam Yee and wood ear fungus or black fungus. The picture did not turn out too appetizing but it tasted a lot like the steamed pork ribs dish served in the Dim Sum restaurant.


  • 2 boneless pork chops, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup of black fungus, soften in hot water, drained
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • 1 small piece of ginger, chopped
  • 1 shallot, chopped


  • 1 cube of Nam Yee, smashed
  • 1 Tbsp. of oyster sauce
  • 1 Tbsp. Shao Hsing rice cooking wine
  • 1/2 Tbsp. pure sesame oil
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • 1/2 cup warm water


1. In a small bowl, mix the ingredients for the sauce together, set aside. Take 2 Tbsp. of this sauce to marinate the pork slices.

2. In a saucepan, add in a little oil. Then, garlic, shallot and ginger, stir-fry until fragrant. Add in pork slices and stir until brown on the sides. Add in black fungus, stir to mix well. Add in some water, about 1 cup and the remaining of the sauce. Turn the heat to low and let it simmer for an hour. Serve hot.


Food For Tots said...

Haven't tried Nam Yee in my cooking yet. Wow! Wow! You made your own chicken biscuit!!

ICook4Fun said...

You know I never buy Nam Yee before as I don't really know what to do with it. Maybe is time to get a bottle to try out some of your dish especially your chicken biscuit

My Asian Kitchen said...

my comfort food,love it!! I like to use nam yee for my cooking and baking too especially crackling pork!

tigerfish said...

Never tried this dish before.

The Cooking Ninja said...

What is Nam Yee?

Mochachocolata Rita said...

yummm...this looks so hearty and delicious

Sonia said...

I like Nam Yee too, especially to marinate with pork and deep fry it, yum yum. But of course your stewed pork is most hearty..

Little Corner of Mine said...

F4T, that was my first time too!

Gert, me too never buy Nam Yee, except this first time because I wanted to make chicken biscuit. You should make the chicken biscuit, it's soooo good.

Les, sounds good. I wanted to try fried chicken next. :)

Tigerfish, my first also.

Oops sorry cooking ninja. Nam Yee is the fermented red bean curd cubes.

Thanks Rita. :P

tracieMoo said...

This dish is looking great already!

sock peng said...

good suggestion

Big Boys Oven said...

this one look excellent, I will have mine a bit more of nam yee! lol!

pigpigscorner said...

Love anything with nam yee, it makes a dish so flavourful! This is great with rice!

The Little Teochew said...

Nam Yee is a must-have item in my kitchen! I make all sorts of dishes with it. The smell of food being cooked in Nam Yee is amazing. Your dish looks so goood! Comfort food :)

Keats The Sunshine Girl said...

Have not tried it. Sounds delicious :)