150g -200g corn flour
1 small piece of bean curd , slice into flat small pieces
4-5 mushroom, diced
30g dried shrimps, soak and drain
100g minced pork
15g cuttlefish strips
some black fungus, soak and cut into strips
1 tbsp cooking oil, salt, dark soy sauce, light soy sauce, sesame oil, pepper, sugar.
spring onion, chillies, fried shallots, and coriander leaves.
1) Peel yam skin and cut into pieces, steam for 20 minutes till soft. Mash while hot. Add in corn flour (see note 1 below), 1/2 teaspoon of salt and pepper, knead till a pliable dough is formed.
2) Roll into small round balls and use index finger to press gently at the center to make it looks like an abacus .
3)cook abacus in hot water until they float on the surface, dish out and put under running water till cool, drain. toss them with some oil to prevent them from sticking together.
4) Heat up wok, add 1 tbsp oil to fry sliced bean curd till light golden brown, add in dried shrimps and cuttlefish strips and fry till fragrant. Add in minced pork, mushroom, fungus and continue to fry till minced meat is just cooked.
5) Add in abacus , seasonings (to your liking) and stir-fry for few minutes till cooked. Garnish and serve.
(You may add some water if you want a wet version).
note 1 : use 150 g of corn flour to start with. if the dough is still too wet , add some more corn flour to firm up the dough.