Stir Fried Yam Bean (Bangkuang Char)

The old style stir fry “bangkuang” (yam bean) is using ingredients like yam bean, carrot, dried cuttle fish, mushroom and meat (all in strip form).

Old style bangkuang char. It is also known as jiu hu char (jiu hu stands for cuttle fish, “char” is stir fry).

I have modified the recipe of cooking this dish in my own style. Ingredients used are bangkuang strips, carrot strips, French bean strips, egg strips, prawns and minced pork. You can also add hard soy bean cakes (cut into small cube, and deep fried).

Carrot – cut into fine, thin strips.

Yam bean – cut into fine, thin strips.

French beans – chopped coarsely

Fried omelettes – thinly slice.

Prawns – cut into small pieces & minced pork.


1. Heat 2 tbsp of sunflower oil in a wok.

2. Stir fry 2 tbsp finely chopped garlic until fragrant. Add in prawns and minced pork. Stir fry and add 2 tbsp of light soy sauce.

3. Add French bean to the wok. Stir fry for 1 minute.

4. Add yam bean & carrot strips. Stir fry and mix well. Add some water, and let it simmer for 5 minutes. Add omelette strips and a pitch of salt to taste, and serve.

Stir fried Yam Bean – after modification.


5 Responses to “Stir Fried Yam Bean (Bangkuang Char)”

  1. wenching & esiong Says:

    I find the process of cutting the ingredients into strips very troublesome! Haha! Lazy me! 😀

  2. Nicholas Says:

    use a vegetable leaf to wrap bangkuang char up, put in some cut chili. woah! so nice!

  3. ai wei Says:

    i like stir fried yam bean! my mum used to cook those traditional type and i love her tradition type a lot!

  4. daphne Says:

    my FMIL made this when I visited them last year. I love the texture of this!

  5. Alvin Says:

    Colourful! This dish must be very healthy coz it combined with so many kind of color vegie.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: