Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Mom's sweet bean paste

In my opinion, every household should have a jar of their favourite sauce and I am definitely not talking about oyster sauce!  Especially more for those who doesn't have much time to prepare and yet wanted something home cooked.

Whenever my jar of sweet bean pasts is low, I will never leave it empty for too long.  For me, I think every kitchen should have one jar of this.  I remembered those days when I ran out of idea on what to cook.  This jar of Mommy's sweet bean paste will be my saviour.  

The only thing is it takes a fair bit of time to fry, thus I usually make about two bottles and it will last me a long time.  

It is great on all types of meat, I even tried it on fish and pumpkin and they were delicious.  You can stir fry dry or even create a sauce out of it.

For today, I have done a stir fry pork with sweet bean paste and it goes really well with a bowl of rice!

What you need 

620g preserved soya bean (grinded)
250g minced onion
125g minced garlic
200ml peanut oil


Heat oil, add onion and fry till fragrant.

Add in garlic and fry till fragrant.

Add in soya beans.

Keep stir frying it till it becomes fragrant.

Add in sugar to taste (depending on your preference, a guide is to even out the saltishness of the soya bean, stir once a while.

Cooked till bean sauce becomes dark brown.  Remove.

Cool and store in the fridge.

Hope you will enjoy it as well.


  1. ok i need to do this! never knew we can do this ourselves! thanks!!

    1. My mom taught me this. Adjust the sweetness to your liking. I love this with my pumpkin and minced pork.

  2. ivy sew http://simplybeautifulhealthyliving.blogspot.com14 August 2013 at 17:30

    Hi Edith, this is so convenient and a must-have. I am going to cook this soon and keep it in the fridge too. Thanks for sharing :)

    1. I call this my jar of emergency esp when I ran out of idea what to cook.

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    1. Let me know whether you like it too.


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