Friday, April 16, 2010


Fresh Chinese Wild Yam (鲜淮山, 山药) is low in calories and is believed to have anti-aging properties and other health benefits like lower blood pressure/blood sugar and improve digestive system. When peeling off this root vegetable, it is advisable to wear a hand glove as it can cause itchiness to the skin.

This is how a fresh wild yam looks like....

freshly grated wild yam, it got a sticky texture...

  • 400gm fresh wild yam (淮山)
  • 70gm carrot, coarsely grated
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • dash of pepper
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  1. Peel and coarsely grate wild yam. (wear a hand gloves to prevent itchiness).
  2. Mix all ingredients together and mix evenly.
  3. Heat 2 tbsp oil in a shallow frying pan, spread mixture over the pan and pan-fried for 5 mins, flip over and cook till golden brown.

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