Spicy Stir Fried Lala

Spicy Stir Fried Lala, a revered zi char delicacy, captivates with its bold flavors and dynamic appeal. This dish showcases tender lala clams stir-fried with a fiery blend of aromatic spices, creating a harmonious balance of heat and savory richness. The robust spice profile infuses the clams with an enticing kick, while their tender texture contrasts delightfully with the crunch of accompanying vegetables. Loved for its invigorating taste and the exciting culinary experience it offers, Spicy Stir Fried Lala has secured its reputation as a well-liked zi char favorite, delivering a memorable and exhilarating dining journey that continues to captivate diners seeking a spirited and flavorful dish with a touch of culinary excitement, making it an irresistible and sought-after choice. 

Why Do People Love Spicy Stir Fried Lala

The popularity of Spicy Stir Fried Lala stems from its irresistible combination of flavours and textures. Firstly, the succulent clams bring a unique briny taste that pairs perfectly with the intense spiciness of the dish. Secondly, the robust blend of garlic, ginger, and chillies enhances the natural flavours of the clams, creating a harmonious balance. 

The quick stir-frying method also ensures that the clams retain their tenderness, making each bite a delightful experience. 

What You Need For Your Spicy Stir Fried Lala:

Making Spicy Stir Fried Lala yourself

If you’re making this dish yourself, here’s a recipe that you can try out. 


  • 500 grams fresh lala clams 
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil 
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced 
  • 1 thumb-sized ginger, julienned 
  • 2 red chilli peppers, thinly sliced 
  • 1 green chilli pepper, thinly sliced (optional for extra heat) 
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce 
  • 1 tablespoon oyster sauce 
  • 1 teaspoon sugar 
  • A handful of fresh cilantro leaves, for garnish

Preparation time: 20 minutes

Cooking time: 10 minutes

Servings: 2-3 

How To Cook Spicy Stir Fried Lala

Step 1 

Clean and Prep the Clams

  • Rinse the clams thoroughly under cold running water to remove any grit or sand.
  • Discard any clams that are open or cracked.
  • Set aside the cleaned clams.

Step 2 

Sauté the Aromatics

  • Heat the vegetable oil in a wok or large skillet over medium heat.
  • Add the minced garlic, julienned ginger, and sliced chilli peppers.
  • Stir-fry for 1-2 minutes until fragrant.

Step 3 

Add the Clams

  • Increase the heat to high and add the cleaned clams to the wok.
  • Stir-fry for a minute to combine the clams with the aromatics.

Step 4 

Season and Stir-Fry 

  • Drizzle the soy sauce and oyster sauce over the clams.
  • Sprinkle in the sugar to balance the flavours.
  • Toss everything together, ensuring the clams are coated evenly.

Step 5 

Cook the Clams 

  • Cover the wok with a lid and let the clams cook for 5-6 minutes.
  • Shake the wok occasionally to distribute the heat evenly.
  • The clams are ready when they open up and release their juices.

Step 6 

Garnish and Serve 

  • Remove the lid and garnish the dish with fresh cilantro leaves.
  • Give the clams a final toss to incorporate the cilantro.
  • Transfer the Spicy Stir Fried Lala to a serving dish and enjoy hot. 

Serving Spicy Stir Fried Lala with Other Dishes 

Spicy Stir Fried Lala is a versatile seafood dish that can be enjoyed with steamed rice or crusty bread, accompanied by refreshing side salads like Thai papaya or cucumber-mint. For a seafood extravaganza, pair it with grilled prawns, calamari rings, or buttery garlic prawns. Vegetarians can savour it with stir-fried vegetables such as bok choy or bell peppers. 

Enhance the dining experience with a chilled glass of white wine or light lager to balance the spice and elevate the flavours.

Nutritional/Health Benefits

  1. Lean Protein Source: Lala clams provide a lean source of protein essential for muscle growth and overall body functions. 
  2. Aromatic Spices: The dish’s spicy stir-fry features aromatic spices that may offer potential health-promoting compounds. 
  3. Vitamins and Minerals: Lala clams offer B vitamins (B12) for energy metabolism, iron for oxygen transport, and zinc for immune support. 
  4. Moderate Cooking Technique: Stir-frying can be done with minimal added fats, contributing to a moderate caloric content. 
  5. Balanced Meal Component: When accompanied by a variety of nutrient-rich vegetables and perhaps whole grains, Spicy Stir Fried Lala can contribute to a well-rounded meal. 
  6. Flavorful and Exciting: The blend of spices creates an exciting and flavorsome taste experience. 
  7. Texture Variety: The tender clams and the crunchy vegetables introduce a satisfying textural contrast. 
  8. Culinary Enjoyment: Spicy Stir Fried Lala offers a lively and enjoyable option for those seeking a dish with a kick of heat. 
  9. Cultural Diversity: The dish’s potential regional variations introduce a cultural and culinary experience. 

Visit Lao Li Da Pai Dang for an authentic zi char experience

The above recipe is just one of the many ways to making this dish. 

If you’re looking to enjoy delicious Spicy Stir Fried Lala without all the hassle and preparation time, while discovering a unique version that our customers can’t get enough of, then come on down to our restaurant for an enjoyous dine-in or takeaway, and experience it for yourself, only at Lao Li Da Pai Dang!

Whether you’re in the mood for this, or wish to explore other dishes, our extensive zi char menu promises to delight at every turn. At Lao Li Da Pai Dang, the warm and inviting ambience, coupled with attentive service, creates a family-friendly and inclusive atmosphere that only adds to the enjoyment whenever you visit and dine with us. 

Join us for a memorable meal, where affordability meets genuine culinary excellence, promising to satisfy your taste buds and leave you with cherished moments.

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