• 2 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 4 oz broccolini, cut into 3-inch pieces
  • 4 dates, pitted and quartered
  • 2 dried Thai chiles, cut in half
  • 1 garlic clove, sliced
  • 8 oz Smoked Diced Ham Cubes
  • 1 cup Tempura Batter (recipe follows)
  • 4 oz Spicy Black Bean Glaze (recipe follows)
  • 6 Thai basil leaves, torn
  • 10 oz sticky rice
  • 2 oz mayonnaise
  • ½ Tbsp sesame seeds
  • ½ Tbsp crispy fried garlic

Tempura Batter:

  • 1 large egg
  • ½ cup cornstarch
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup beer

Spicy Black Bean Glaze:

  • 1 Tbsp fermented black bean paste
  • ½ Tbsp fermented red pepper paste
  • 4 oz honey
  • 1 tsp dried fermented black beans, rinsed & soaked in water
  • 2 oz rice wine vinegar



Boneless Ham, Smithfield Diced Ham

Meal Course:

Dinner, Lunch

Dish Type:



  1. Preheat fryer to 360°F. Heat separate wok over medium-high heat.
  2. Swirl oil into wok. Then add broccolini, dates and Thai chiles to wok, and wok-fry for 2 minutes.
  3. Finish with garlic, and sauté for additional minute.
  4. Toss diced deli ham cubes with Tempura Batter, and drop directly into fryer. Fry for 1 minute until crispy.
  5. Add crispy diced ham, Spicy Black Bean Glaze and torn basil to wok, and toss until well glazed.
  6. Place 5 ounces sticky rice into 2 bowls. Divide wok-fried vegetables between bowls. Then top with healthy drizzle of mayo, sprinkle of sesame seeds and sprinkle of crispy fried garlic.

Tempura Batter:

  1. Whisk all ingredients together until well incorporated.

Spicy Black Bean Glaze:

  1. Blend all ingredients together, and reserve.