Stir Fried Squid and Salted Duck Eggs

For the last day of the stir fry week we will be showcasing a not so popular Thai stir fry called “Pla meuk phat khai khem” or for those who have hard time reading or pronouncing it then it is “Stir Fried Squid and Salted Duck Eggs” in English. This recipe is chosen for the last post in my stir fry series due to my love of seafood and I think this deserves to be one of the popular dishes that the Thai cuisine have to offer, the flavour and texture combination in this dish is simply phenomenal, its seafood savoury flavour is complemented with the sharp saltiness of the duck eggs while chillies give it a bit of kick. The texture as well is unique due to the grainy velvety melting egg yolks coating the tender squid flesh. And like any other stir fries this should be cooked quick using a really high temperature, and please take not it would be a bit harder to handle compared to stir frying pork, chicken or beef meat as cooking this is done in a more faster pace otherwise squid will be rubbery so keep your ingredients handy before starting.


500g Squid, sliced
3 boiled salted duck egg, chopped
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 small onion, chopped
2-3 pcs long red chillies, sliced
1 bunch Chinese celery, chopped.
3 spring onions, sliced
1 tbsp oyster sauce
1 tbsp light soy sauce
2 tsp brown sugar
freshly ground black pepper


  1. Place water in a deep pot and bring it to a boil, once boiling quickly drop the squid to cook it slightly and remove unnecessary odour, drain water then set squid aside.
  2. Mix together oyster sauce, light soy sauce, sugar and 3 tbsp water. Set aside.
  3. In a wok add oil then sauté garlic and onion in medium high heat.
  4. Bring heat to high then add the squid and salted duck eggs, stir fry for a minute and let the egg yolks dissolve.
  5. Add chillies, Chinese celery, and spring onions the stir fry for 30 seconds.
  6. Pour the prepared sauce and stir fry for 30 more seconds, season with freshly ground black pepper then serve.


23 Responses

  1. You’ve definitely introduced me to something new today.. I don’t think I’ve ever heard of salted duck eggs before.

  2. I’ve always been curious about salted duck egg, I don’t think I have tried it

  3. When I saw the word salted eggs, I immediately loved this dish. The taste must have been superb with the salty touch inside.

  4. I never cook with squid or duck eggs, but I real must try both! This looks great.

  5. Squid is one of my favorite ingredients and I don’t use it that much. Looks great.

  6. Henry says:

    The squid slices looks so appetizing.

  7. Kristy says:

    I do love squid. So do our kids. They would eat it every day if they could. I’ve never heard for salted duck eggs before. Always something new! Great way to wrap up stir fry week. :)

  8. Eri says:

    Oh Reymund, I’ve never ever seen or tasted duck eggs..! This sound so new to me and so exciting! Have a wonderful weekend!

  9. PolaM says:

    I love squid and cannot understand why people wouldn’t appreciate them… One of my favorite recipes is stewed squids with green peas

  10. For me this would be very adventurous to cook! I would love to eat it at your house though.

  11. I haven’t really had salted egg (knowingly) before and I would love to try it. The stir fry sounds delicious!

  12. nors says:

    Sarap naman nyan…. Tyaga mo naman hiwaan ang pusit…

  13. Ooh I love anything with salted duck egg ! It would be such a good flavour pairing with the squid.

  14. Tita Beng says:

    The way you cut the squid makes it more enticing. With the salted duck in it, I imagine the taste to be like it has Aligi ng talangka in it. So yummy!

  15. Aileen says:

    The way you sliced those squids… aaah. Too appetizing!

  16. I love squid, but salted duck eggs.. I think or I might have tried that before…but don’t remember. i vaguely remember I didn’t like it, but not too sure. Your squid looks really delicious tho!

  17. crustabakes says:

    salti egg yolk coating squid? That sounds ah-ma-zing!

  18. sheril says:

    Different … dish ..What’s that spike like structure ???

  19. meri says:

    I’ve never had squid but I’m curious to the taste

  20. Guia Obsum says:

    This looks good to try! Whenever I want something new for a particular protein, I can definitely run to your blog and try the dishes you share. Thanks for that! :)

  21. john says:

    is this the same as our “itlog na maalat”

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