Mussels and Pipis in Oyster Sauce

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 15 mins

Great way to eat mussels

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat a wok and add about a centimetre of water to cover the bottom.
  2. Add the mussels and pipis and cover with a tight-fitting lid.
  3. Steam for a few minutes and remove shellfish to a bowl as they open.
  4. With all mussels and pipis out of the wok, add the oyster sauce, palm sugar, a few drops of sesame oil, ginger and spring onions.
  5. Cook for a few minutes until the sugar has dissolved and the flavours have mingled.
  6. Check the sauce for saltiness, adding more oyster sauce or, if too salty, a little water.
  7. Toss the mussels and pipis back in the wok and add the coriander and a sprinkle of pepper.
  8. Serve in individual bowls with rice or fine egg noodles.
Most Helpful

Very good! The sauce is quite rich and goes really well with rice. I found it a bit salty so added water as you suggested, and also just a little cornflour to thicken the sauce.

Peter J August 28, 2006