Bean sprouts with Salted Fish 咸鱼炒豆芽

I realised my recent recipes evolve too much around poultry. LOL. Don’t be mistaken, I am not a whole meat person. I do eat my share of vegetables also. And this is one which I do liked especially when I am having congee ~ Bean Sprouts with salted fish. 

I used to hear from the old folks that salted fish are what the poor people used to have because it can be preserved for very long and so for those who can’t afford a proper meal, using salted fish in a simple rice or vegetable dish settles for one meal easily.

But nowadays the trend seem to have changed because salted fish is sold quite expensively now too. One small slice of it can cost easily from $5 to $6. And even in restaurants, dishes that comes along with salted fish like such is not exactly cheap too.

Actually I quite like bean sprouts, whenever it is being used in fried vermicelli, noodles soup or dishes like this one. Except for the fact that I need to spend much time trimming the ends of the bean sprouts, which I am quite slow at. So sometimes I will try to get those “silver bean sprouts” where they are sold already trimmed on both ends of the sprouts but comes at a higher price tag. This usually, can be found at NTUC finest. Otherwise, you can also get the normal ones from the fresh market or anytime from PurelyFresh online.

Well, it’s Sunday once again. Another week has just passed by and there are still so much on my waiting list to be done. Are anyone of you like me too, burning everyday to the core, but still pending so much undone to be done ? LOL. 

Hope everyone will enjoy this simple stir fried dish ! Have a great week ahead too !

Bean sprouts with Salted Fish
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Chinese
Serves: 2
  • 100g bean sprouts (trim away the heads and tails)
  • 4-5 stalks of spring onion, cut into sections
  • 2 chilli padi, diced
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 tbsp cooking oil
  • 2 tbsp salted fish, diced (deep fried, crispy kind)
  • 1-2 tbsp water
  • pinch of salt, to taste
  1. Heat up 1 tbsp of cooking oil to a wok. Add in the minced garlic, salted fish, chilli padi and the white parts of spring onion and saute till fragrant.
  2. Add in 1-2 tbsp of water if it gets too dry.
  3. Stir in the bean sprouts, green parts of the spring onion and salt to taste. Once the bean sprouts are cooked and softened, off the heat.
  4. Serve hot immediately.


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