Stir-fried shellfish and vegetables

Here is another simple meal suggestion for two persons to be served with steamed fluffy healthy brown rice. It is another one of the simple combinations my husband cook (yes, you read right, my husband cooks!) whenever he feels like taking over the kitchen duty. By the way, he is a great cook, okay? He doubled up as my confinement ‘lady’ when I delivered our son so, that should give you an idea of how well he cooks! If that is not a good enough indication, let me tell you I had (and still have) difficulty going on diet thanks to his culinary skills…okay, okay..enough of singing praises of my live-in chef.

Here’s a recipe for…

Stir-fried Lala

(I don’t know it’s English term so I shall just call it shellfish)

Stir fried shellfish

Stir fried shellfish


250gm shellfish / lala

half clove garlic, peeled and diced

3cm piece of ginger, skinned and sliced

1 stalk spring onions, cut into 2cm pieces

4 -5 fresh green and red chillies, cut lengthwise and seeded (optional)

2tbsp light soya sauce

1tbsp oyster sauce

cooking oil


1. Clean out the shellfish by soaking it in water to get rid of sand. Then drain it.

2. Heat up some cooking oil in a wok. Sautee the garlic till fragrant.

3. Add in the ginger & chillies and after a few seconds, add in the shellfish / lala.

4. Sautee for about 30 seconds over medium heat and add the sauces.

5. Stir and mix well. Add in the spring onion. Stir for a while and remove from heat.

6. Best served piping hot!

As for the greens, he cooked Chye Sim or Choy Sam. Again, I don’t remember what it’s called in English…

Stir fried Choy Sam

Stir fried green leafy vegetables

Stir fried green leafy vegetables


One bunch of green leafy vegetables, choy sam in this case

half clove of garlic, peeled and diced

2 tbsp oyster sauce

cooking oil


1. Heat up the cooking oil in a wok.

2. Sautee the garlic till fragrant.

3. Add the vegetables and stir fry for about 3 minutes or until almost cooked.

4. Add in the sauce and stir fry for another minute or so. Add two tbsp of water if it’s too dry.

5. Remove from heat and serve immediately. Make sure not to overcook the vegetables until it turned yellow or else it would taste horrid and all the nutrition lost.

We ate these two dishes together with rice for dinner. Simple, easy and just enough for two person!

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Comments: 3

  1. PenangTuaPui September 25, 2008 at 10:39 am

    How come the stir fried no gravy one? look a bit dry dry one…
    is purposely for that one ?

    was told lala must clean thoroughly one so that can remove most of the dirts away…

    hmmm now got the recipe lioa.. must ask Fei Fei or Tau Huat, who wants to cook for the gang…. hehehe

  2. engineer September 25, 2008 at 11:00 am

    Ang Mor name for lala = pipi.

  3. Foong September 25, 2008 at 12:14 pm

    PenangTuapui: got gravy lar…purposely take picture without the gravy so can see the lala clearly mah… we usually soak it in water for about 20 minutes and then wash and then soak again to remove the dirt.

    engineer: eh, really wan meh?

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