Hae Bee Hiam

Preparation time

30 Minutes

Cooking time

60 Minutes



A popular condiment in Singapore and the Southeast Asia, hae bee hiam (spicy dried shrimps sambal) is an easy to make side dish that complements well with rice. Follow this video recipe to learn how to make this now!


This savoury and spicy condiment is an age-old favourite amongst the young and old as it can be eaten with almost anything such as rice, bread, vegetables and even omelettes.


Dried Shrimps
, rinsed and drained – processed to very fine (before or after frying)
Kaffir Leaves
Glory Nonya Sambal Chilli


Fry the shrimps in a wok over medium low heat until dry and fragrant. Let the dried shrimp cool and transfer into a food processor. Blend until it turns into a fine mixture, then set aside.
Heat 3 tablespoons of oil in a large pan. Add the blended dried shrimp and fry over low heat until fragrant for 20 minutes. Stir constantly to prevent it from burning.
Add the kaffir leaves, then the Nonya Sambal Chilli. Fry for another 10 mins until the mixture is very dry.
Let the mixture cool completely before stirring in the sugar.
Store in an air-tight container.

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