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Hay Bee Hiam (Spicy Dried Shrimps Sambal)

Hay Bee Hiam (Spicy Dried Shrimps Sambal) Recipe

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Spicy dried shrimps sambal or more commonly known locally as “hae bee hiam” (alternate spellings: hay bee hiam/hei bi hiam) is a popular condiment in Singapore and South East Asia. I use my base home-made sambal belacan (pictured below) and stir fry it with chopped dried shrimps, shallots and garlic. It is spicy, savoury and so addictive on its own with steamed white rice. It’s also commonly used in stir fries such as sambal long beans.

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19 Responses to “Hay Bee Hiam (Spicy Dried Shrimps Sambal)”

  1. Sonia aka Nasi Lemak Lover — December 2, 2010 @ 3:52 pm

    I love this, and it is very versatile!


  2. Sook — December 2, 2010 @ 4:22 pm

    Mmm This looks so good! I want to try it!


  3. tigerfish — December 3, 2010 @ 4:26 am

    I want some now! I love that in loti :)


  4. wyyv — December 3, 2010 @ 4:12 pm

    The hae bee hiam is good even to eat with just only white rice, I like it :)


  5. pigpigscorner — December 3, 2010 @ 5:40 pm

    I always have a stash in my fridge! So versatile!


  6. Christy — January 7, 2011 @ 12:58 pm

    I just finished trying out this recipe, and the verdict: YUMMM!
    I have a question though: I used the blender and it turns out to be a lil too fine. Would have love for it to have the chunky texture, but the garlic is still in chunks while the shrimp is already blended. Help? :)

    Thanks Wiffy for making this site… It’s only my second recipe, but trust me, I’ll definitely come back for more to hone my pathetic cooking skills. ;)



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