Yang Zhou Fried Rice – 扬州炒饭

Happy TGIF! Today we feature one of the most popular fried rice, Yangzhou Fried Rice. You can literally find it at almost any ZiChar place in Singapore!

As the name suggests, it’s a dish which originated from the City of YangZhou in the Jiangsu Province. Over the years, YangZhou Fried Rice has evolved into many variations and you might ask what is the authentic version?

The essence of an authentic plate of YangZhou Fried Rice lies in the ingredients used. The key ingredients are XuanWei ham, shrimps, eggs, mushrooms, peas as well as meat; either pork or chicken 🙂 In our video, we were unable to source for XuanWei ham 🙁 Hence, we used the closest substitute, JinHua ham, which can be found in ShengSiong Supermarket!

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  • Servings: 2 pax

  • Time: 15 min

  • Skill: Easy


  1. 3 eggs

  2. 4 tbsp cooking oil

  3. 40g bamboo shoots (diced)

  4. 30g chinese ham (diced)

  5. 40g Waxed pork belly

  6. 4 small Prawns (diced)

  7. 50g peas

  8. 400g cooked overnight rice

  9. 50g minced shiitake mushrooms (diced)

  10. 2 tbsp light soya sauce

  11. Salt and white pepper to taste

  12. ½ cup spring onions (chopped)


  1. Crack 3 eggs into a bowl and season with salt and pepper.

  2. Add 2 tbsp of oil into the wok pan, on high heat. Add eggs in and stir fry until cooked. Remove and set aside.

  3. Add 2 tbsp of oil into the wokpan, on medium high heat. Add chopped chinese ham, chopped pork belly, shiitake mushrooms, bamboo shoots and stir fry until fragrant.

  4. Add in cooked eggs, prawns, peas and cooked rice. Stir fry for 3-4 minutes until rice grains separate.

  5. Add in soya sauce, salt and pepper to taste. Stir fry until well coated.

  6. Turn off the heat and add chopped spring onions, mix evenly. Serve hot.

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