1kg of clams ( soak the clams in salt water for about half an hour to get rid of excess grit)
1 tbsp of oyster sauce
cherry tomatoes (x10)
4 cloves of garlic, chopped finely
1 inch ginger, sliced
3 sticks of lemongrass, sliced thinly
pounded chilli padi (6 or more)
chicken cube: 1 tsp (optional)
1tbsp of sugar
oil for frying
- Heat oil in a wok. When hot, stir fry lemongrass, ginger, garlic and chilli padi.
- Add oyster sauce, sugar and salt ( just a pinch will do because oyster sauce is already salty)
- Then add the clams and coriander leaves mix well and cover with tight lid until the clams start opening
- Lastly, add the chicken cube and tomatoes mix well and add some more coriander leaves and ready to serve 🙂
It has a spicy, unique taste bursting with flavours!
It’s a fascinating blend of zest and freshness from the clams, which is hard to parallel in any other Asian dish.
Can be eaten with anything, even on its own:)