Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Kam Heong Lala~Pipi~Clams

Sokehah Cheah | 10:13 AM |

'Kam Heong' means fragrant, be it lala, pipi or clams, they are the same.  I love these, more so if they're done with chllies, spicy but then again it's artery-clogging.  So, I just console myself, dig in first, and swim more later!

Wash and blanch the clams in hot water for just a short while.  Dish out and drain.
Heat up the wok with some oil, bird eye chillies, garlic, ginger and dried shrimps.

Toss in some home grown curry leaves, stir-fry, then toss in the blanched clams.  Then you'll get this ......

This is real yummy, I can gobble up this whole plate all by myself!

  • 1 Kg clams
  • 40 gm dried shrimps - washed and chopped
  • 20 gm garlic - chopped
  • 10 gm ginger - chopped
  • 2 bird's eye chillies - cut
  • curry leaves
  • 3 tsp sugar
  • 1 Tbsp dark soya sauce
  • 2 tsp tau cheong/preserved bean paste
  • 2 Tbsp oil for frying
  • Salt to taste
  1. Heat up a pot of water and while waiting for it to boil, wash the clams a few times to get rid of dirt.  Drain and set aside.
  2. Blanch the washed clams in the boiling water for a short while, dish out, drain.
  3. Heat up oil in a wok, stir-fry the garlic, ginger, dried shrimps, chillies and curry leaves.
  4. Add in the preserved bean paste and stir-fry till fragrant.
  5. Add in the blanched clams, sugar, dark soya sauce and salt to taste.  Sprinkle in some water if necesary.
  6. Once all the clams have opened up, this dish is ready.
  7. Dish out  onto a plate.
  8. Serve hot with rice or eaten on its own.

Join me ! ......... mmmm


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  1. I love seafood cook in Kam Heong style. Too bad we can't get this type of lala here and other clams are too expensive especially those with thick shells. Not worth eating it. So have to eat this only when I am back in Malaysia :)

  2. Will buy some lala this weekend if can find at the wet market. Didn't see any vendor selling them last few weeks ago.

  3. I love this lala dish too! Another one is crabs cooked this way! mmmmm... like you'd said eat first worry later:D

  4. Wow, my favourite! Can I eat this with my 9 fingers? hahaha....
    Have a great day!
    Regards, Kristy

  5. I love this clam dish. Simply yummy!

  6. i like to cook this way too, simply yummy!

  7. I love these but can't get them here. Maybe I can use mussels.

  8. Great! Love those clams and what a fantastic dish! Yum!

  9. oooohh...i love lala anytime! kam heong some more.. put lots and ginger too..

  10. Cheah..looking at your plate of kam heong lala, I also want to buy some this weekend and cook it your style. Thanks for sharing...not only me got entranced even Kristy !!! :))

  11. Hi Friends
    Thanks so much for the compliments!
    Mary, I suppose you can try with mussels, think should be great too.

  12. When I saw this last night I was going to make it with prawns but they wanted something with a sauce, so i'll make this soon!

  13. 3 hungry tummies
    Trust you to come up with mouth-watering dishes anytime!

  14. I've never tried a hand at clams so far.

  15. Shirley
    Are clams readily available in your area? It's a good idea to try it.

  16. Love kam heong style too! So delicious and I just can't stop eating once I start!

  17. pigpigscorner
    Yes 'kam heong' prawns and crabs are yummy too!



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