Sambal Hay Bee (Dried Shrimp) String Beans


Since we made hay bee hiam the other day, it would be just second nature to make sambal hay bi hiam string beans! This is a popular dish at tze char (stirfry) stalls, and often available at bbq seafood stalls as well. The aroma of the dried shrimp really works very well with these non-leafy veggies, and I would recommend anyone with some hay bee in their pantry to try this! *yum*


  • 1/2 pound string beans, cut into 1 1/2 inch sections
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 (or 1 1/2) tablespoons sambal belacan (depending on how spicy you like it)
  • 4 tablespoons hay bee (pounded dried shrimp) [or you can substitute with hay bee hiam]
  • 2 teaspoon light soy sauce
  • pinch of sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cooking oil


In a heated pan, add oil and fry the garlic.

When the garlic is fragrant, add the sambal belacan and fry to combine with the garlic.


Add the string beans, and fry until the string beans are cooked, and are bright green.

Add the hay bee, soy sauce and sugar.

Fry to combine, then serve.



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