Had fun learning this Hakka dish called 'Shun Pun Ji' in Cantonese which means Abacus Seed in English.
I should know its Hakka name too since it's a Hakka dish.
First of all, the ingredients.
Clockwise from left: Chopped dried shrimps, minced pork marinated with oyster and fish sauce, dried squid strips and sliced mushrooms
Fry the onions and shallots till golden brown.
Then, put them aside and stir fry he dried shrimps and mushrooms.
Put them aside, stir fry the meat next with the oil previously used for the onions and shallots.
Add the other stir-fried ingredients into the pan and mix them for several minutes.
It's done. Time to make the main character of the dish, the abacus seeds.
Made from yam paste and flour, kneaded and shaped into abacus seeds.
They are now ready to be boiled in a pot of water. Transfer them onto the pan to mix with the rest of the ingredients.
And there you have it, the dish is ready to be served.
You can feed a table of five at least with this amount. The yam and flour are very filling.