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Eight Treasure Stir Fry (Happō-sai)

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  • Author: Raymund
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 30 mins
  • Yield: 5 1x
  • Category: Main Course
  • Cuisine: Japanese


Eight Treasure Stir Fry or Happō-sai is a popular Japanese dish prepared with eight ingredients consisting of different vegetables, meats, and seafood where it is stir fried then thickened with potato starch.



Units Scale

Meat and Vegetables

  • 12 pcs shrimps
  • 250 g squid tentacles
  • 250 g pork belly, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 Chinese cabbage, chopped
  • 1 carrot, sliced
  • 200g white button mushrooms, halved
  • 1/2 cup rehydrated wood ear fungus
  • 15 pcs quail eggs, boiled


  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 2 tbsp potato starch
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1 tbsp light soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp grated ginger
  • salt
  • white pepper
  • oil


  1. In a large wok, heat oil in high heat then add pork belly slices. Cook until pork belly fat renders oil.
  2. Add the squid, prawns, and rehydrated wood ear fungus, stir fry for a minute.
  3. Add the Chinese cabbage, carrot and white button mushrooms then continue to stir fry in high heat for three minutes.
  4. In a bowl combine all sauce ingredients apart from the rice wine vinegar, salt, and white pepper, mix it well then pour it into the wok. Bring it to a boil and cook until sauce is thick.
  5. Season with salt and white pepper then add the rice wine vinegar, give it a good mix then serve.