Yam Abacus Seeds

by Singapore Home Cooks

Yam Abacus Seeds are on the menu in Book recipe, and we are going to teach you how to make this delicious recipe from scratch!

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Yam Abacus Seeds

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Serves: 4 Prep Time: Cooking Time: Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat


For yam abacus

  • 300g yam (weight after skin removed)
  • 100g - 120g tapioca starch (estimation)
  • 50ml boiling water (estimation)

For stir-frying

  • 10g dried shrimp (soaked and chopped likely)
  • 2 cloves of garlic (minced it)
  • 10g of dried cuttlefish(cut into thin strips and soak till soft)
  • 40g minced meat
  • 10g black fungus ( soaked and cut into thin strips)
  • 25g dried mushroom (soaked till soft and slice thinly)
  • 15g bean curd diced to small cube


  • 2 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 1 tsp like soya sauce
  • White pepper

For garnishing

  • Fried shallot
  • Chinese parsley


  1. Steam the yam till it softened. Use a fork to mash while it is still hot. Add half of the tapioca starch & knead the yam with the starch. Gradually add the starch in a spoonful, till the dough is smooth & no longer sticks to your hand.
  2. Roll the dough and break it into small bite-size, use your hand to roll them into a round shape. Use the end of chopsticks to make a dimple in the center before boiling them.
  3. Bring water to a boil before adding abacus seeds. When the seed floats, let it simmer for another 1 minute.
  4. Transfer the cooked abacus to cold water. After a minute, drain the abacus and coat the abacus with 3 tbsp of cooking oil to prevent sticking.

Frying the abacus

  1. Heating up a wok, add 1 tbsp of oil, add in dried shrimp, minced garlic, cuttlefish, stir fry till fragrant.
  2. Add in minced meat, black fungus, dried mushrooms, bean curd & seasoning. Lastly, add in abacus and stir fry till combine. Season to taste.
  3. Garnish with fried shallots & Chinese parsley.
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