Sweet Yam Paste "OR NEE" 芋泥
Sweet yam paste is a famous traditional Teochew (Chaozhou潮州) dessert and they pronounce it as “OR NEE”. You can find this “OR NEE” popular dessert in all Teochew restaurants and it is served warm with ginko nuts and pumpkin.
Once my friend told me that the original recipe is to be cooked with lard, shallots and lots of sugar and now you can also find another version with coconut milk for softer texture but I still prefer the thick yam paste. Saw this recipe on Sunday Chinese Paper two months ago and I have made some slight adjustment on this Sweet Yam Paste. (Yam or Taro = refer wiki)
600g Yam (skinned and measure 600g)
200g Shallot oil
120g Icing sugar or rock sugar powder (冰糖粉)
1 wedge of pumpkin – steam about 5 mins or till soft, leave cool and cut cubes
**40g Shallots + 300g corn oil or peanut oil
- Measure 600g yam after skinned and cut to small pieces. Steam yam for 30 mins or till very soft.
- Slice 40g shallots and fry with corn oil until they are brown, dish and drain. Set the shallot oil aside.
- After the yam is cooked and soft, put the hot yam in a good blender or food processor, add in icing sugar and 200g shallot oil ~ blend the yam till very fine and smooth. Add little more oil if the yam paste is not smooth enough.
- Then pour sweet yam paste into a bowl, stir well and return to steaming for another 10 mins.
- Add some pumpkin cubes on top of sweet yam paste before serve.
- Best serve with hot Chinese tea.
Kitchen note: The sweet yam paste can be kept in fridge for 2-3 days or store it in freezer. Store the fried shallots in airtight container and sprinkle as topping on noodles and keep remaining shallot oil for frying meat or vegetables.
I am very honored to receive this Award from Fimere of Aux Delices Des Gourmets. Thank you for very much.
What an unusual dessert. It looks good, sounds intriguing. I would like a nice big spoonful to sample!
This is new to me! That award is a pretty one. Congrats!
Barbara, Natasha: Thanks for your nice words.
Very unique and sounds just delightful!
This looks so creamy and delicious!
Cottage Cozy: Coming over right now.
Lululu: Oh..so you're Teochew! Come over and let me serve you… :))
u've just made one of the best food from my hometown!
i cant stress enough how much i love this dessert! i wouldnt trade it for any cake nor ice cream! OH NEE is the best!
you are simply too talented!
Is alright Lyndsey 🙂 I know you're busy with visitors. Love your quiche!
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Thanks…Have a terrific week!
I can't believe I didn't comment on this yet! I thought I did already. Sorry! Your dessert looks delightful! I just love your photos!
This is for about 4-5 servings because only 600g of yam. It is not easy to use those light duty blender because the yam is quite starchy, I suggest blend half of the yam first till fine and add the balance into it.
I never appreciate orh nee until I started work where my ex-boss is a teochew. Whenever we go for celebrations, orh nee is a must have. Now I've learnt to eat this and loving it. Hope to get a chance to try cooking this at home.
BTW, how many servings do you get based on this recipe?
Noobcook: Thanks! I think there are more to learn on this recipe.
Bob: Shallots is often used in Chinese recipe especially in Tim Sim.
Preety, Mimi: Thanks for your nice comments.
Joyce: Make sure you call me when you're here 😉
Juliana: Thank you ;D
Mamatkamal: Thanks! I coming over now…
New to me, it sounds interesting. Your children must love it.
Thanks for your visit, actually I had a problem with my last post yesterday. Finally it's fixed.
Oh I love taro…and this sweet taro paste is one of my favorite…simple and yet so yummie! Nice pictures as usual 🙂
You have the most interesting recipes and I wish I could eat at your home.
I have not had this before and it looks delicious.
this is a interesting recipe..beautiful click
Interesting, I've never seen a dessert made with shallots before. It's totally something I would love to try.
this is something I want to learn to make. it's not easy to find good or nee outside nowadays. yours look yummy! 🙂
Kris: hahaa…hope you make this soon.
WOW! This looks incredible and something my children would must definitely enjoy eating in bulk! It also is a healthier alternative to the dessert that my children usually like to eat! Thank youf ro sharing!
Gosh, Ann! Now you make me miss Singapore so much! Or Nee is such interesting dessert and its distinctive name just stayed in my mind almost forever 🙂 I will bookmark this recipe, thanks Ann for sharing!
Sawadee from Bangkok,
Rebecca: Be careful when Jasmine try this, is hot.
Joumana: Thank you! Wonder can find yam in Beirut?
Sze Sze. Sonia, Christine, Tina, Little Inbox：Thanks! 谢谢！
Honey Bee Sweets: Hope to see your version 😉
Tigerfish, Clare: WOW! Two Teochews! Hope you like this version. Oh..Clare, I bought the skinned yam from Sheng Song so can save the trouble for peeling the yam.
Hungry tummies: Same here :))
A must order when we go to teochew restaurants 🙂
Oh my I love or nee. It's the Teochew in me =)
And I never knew the oil used was shallot oil! Fascinating. Thanks for breaking it down into a lovely easy to digest recipe. Though I must say the thought of working with a yam still scares me a little… =D
I love this very much, yum yum.
I am Teochew – I like Or Nee with Pumpkin and Ginkgo. Would definitely try your version if you would let me 🙂
Wow, this is my absolute favorite! I remember I used to make this when I was in California. Thanks for reminding me this simple yet delicious desert! yum!
Creamy and yummy…
So sweet and delicious! Love every dessert made with sweet yam.
我有空就逛你和CHERRY POTATO的家, 看看你们的杰作来解馋就好了…呵呵..
This is good & delicious! Mmmmmm, yum yum
How different and interesting! I love yams, period so I think I would love that dessert!
Ooh that looks like a real good treat, Anncoo. Yum!
looks great I bet Jasmine would like it
Hello Friends: Yam actual name is Taro. We used to call Yam here in Malaysia and Singapore. Please refer to wiki for more details.
Cheah: I am really surprised! I thought Sweet Yam paste is also popular in Malaysia.
Hi Migia: Thanks for coming to my blog and your nice compliment.
Mary: Sweet yam paste is so popular that you can find it in every corner at all dessert stores in Singapore but most with coconut milk added.
it looks delicious,anncoo
I have tried the ones that look like pudding or kuih but have not seen this one. Looks delicious and easier. I love yam…another healthy root vegetable.
That looks delicious. I always get a bit confused about what yams are… Are they not a type of potatoe or am I terribly wrong here? Gotta look it up right away!
Never heard about this before. Will try soon. Delicious 🙂
i love sweet yams thanks annco
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Seu catinho está
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Belas fotos dos pratos!
Você é muito talentosa!…
Bom domingo! Boa semana!
Itabira – Brasil
Have heard of this Teochew dessert but never tried before. Yours look good!
This is something very new to me…looks delicious 🙂
Thats a unique one,never heard abt this but surely must be good..
Kenny: Thanks! I think the Teochew yam paste is much better than mine.
Parita, Saveurs: Thank you!