Spider Conch in Black Bean Sauce

Spider Conch in Black Bean Sauce, a treasured zi char delicacy, captivates with its unique flavors and exquisite texture. This dish showcases tender spider conch meat bathed in a savory black bean sauce, infusing the seafood with a delectable blend of umami and aromatic richness. The tender yet slightly chewy nature of the conch meat creates a delightful textural contrast, while the black bean sauce complements its natural sweetness. Loved for its distinct taste and the interplay of flavors, Spider Conch in Black Bean Sauce has firmly established itself as a sought-after zi char favorite, delivering a memorable and flavorful dining experience that continues to enchant diners seeking a harmonious fusion of seafood and the robust allure of black bean sauce, making it an irresistible and highly sought-after choice. 

Why Do People Love Spider Conch in Black Bean Sauce

Spider Conch in Black Bean Sauce is beloved by seafood enthusiasts due to its tender, slightly sweet flesh that pairs beautifully with the bold flavours of the black bean sauce. This combination creates a harmonious blend of tastes that is both comforting and indulgent. 

Moreover, the black bean sauce infuses the dish with a unique depth of flavour, showcasing the versatility of this traditional condiment. The sauce’s umami notes, combined with the tender meatiness of the spider conch, create a truly mouth-watering experience that leaves diners craving more. 

What You Need For Your Spider Conch in Black Bean Sauce:

Making Spider Conch in Black Bean Sauce yourself

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


  • 500g spider conch, cleaned and sliced 
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced 
  • 2 tablespoons fermented black beans, rinsed and roughly chopped 
  • 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced 
  • 1 green bell pepper, thinly sliced 
  • 1 tablespoon oyster sauce 
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce 
  • 1 teaspoon sugar 
  • 1/2 cup chicken or vegetable broth 
  • 2 spring onions, finely chopped 
  • Fresh coriander leaves for garnish

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 20 minutes

Servings: 4 

How To Cook Spider Conch in Black Bean Sauce 

Step 1

Heat the vegetable oil in a wok or large frying pan over medium-high heat. Add the minced garlic and sauté until fragrant, taking care not to burn it.

Step 2

Add the fermented black beans to the pan and stir-fry for a minute, allowing their flavours to infuse the oil.

Step 3

Add the sliced spider conch to the pan and stir-fry for approximately 2 minutes until it turns opaque and slightly firm. Remove the spider conch from the pan and set aside.

Step 4

In the same pan, add the sliced red and green bell peppers and stir-fry for 2 minutes until they become slightly tender.

Step 5

Return the spider conch to the pan and add the oyster sauce, soy sauce, and sugar. Stir well to coat the ingredients evenly.

Step 6

Pour in the chicken or vegetable broth, reduce the heat to medium-low, and simmer for 5 minutes to allow the flavours to meld together.

Step 7

Sprinkle the finely chopped spring onions over the dish and give it a final stir.

Step 8

Transfer the Spider Conch in Black Bean Sauce to a serving dish, garnish with fresh coriander leaves, and serve hot with steamed rice or noodles. 

Serving Spider Conch in Black Bean Sauce with Other Dishes 

To complement the robust flavours of Spider Conch in Black Bean Sauce, consider serving it alongside stir-fried vegetables such as bok choy or snow peas. For a complete seafood feast, pair it with steamed crab or prawns in garlic butter sauce. These delightful combinations will elevate your dining experience and introduce you to a symphony of seafood flavours.

Nutritional/Health Benefits

  1. Lean Protein Source: Spider conch offers a lean source of protein essential for muscle growth and overall body functions. 
  2. Black Bean Sauce’s Flavorful Depth: The black bean sauce introduces a savory and flavorful element to the dish. 
  3. Vitamins and Minerals: Spider conch provides B vitamins (B12) for energy metabolism, iron for oxygen transport, and zinc for immune support. 
  4. Low in Fat: Depending on the preparation method, the dish can be relatively low in added fats. 
  5. Balanced Meal Component: When accompanied by a variety of nutrient-rich vegetables and perhaps whole grains, Spider Conch in Black Bean Sauce can contribute to a balanced meal. 
  6. Texture and Taste Harmony: The slightly chewy yet tender texture of the conch meat pairs well with the black bean sauce’s umami richness. 
  7. Culinary Fusion: The dish’s fusion of seafood and black bean sauce showcases culinary creativity. 
  8. Distinctive Flavor Profile: Spider Conch in Black Bean Sauce offers a distinct taste experience that resonates with those seeking unique flavors. 
  9. Cultural and Culinary Appeal: The dish’s combination of seafood and savory black bean sauce satisfies culinary cravings. 

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 Spider Conch in Black Bean Sauce 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. 

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