Chinese Yam with Blueberry Jam

Chinese Yam with Blueberry Jam dessert recipe

Chinese Yam with Blueberry Jam is a traditional favorite in many Chinese restaurants. It’s yummy, light and sweet. Made with Chinese yam, aka Dioscorea opposita or Shan Yao in Mandarin, it’s also a dieter’s delight low-cal healthy dessert. The texture of Chinese yam is crunchy when cooked briefly, and the luscious blueberry topping makes it even more delicious!

Chinese Yam with Blueberry Jam dessert recipe

This wonderful Chinese yam with blueberry jam dessert is perfect for holidays and special events. Luckily, here’s an effortless way to enjoy it without too much hassle. You can get a yummy dessert on the table in 10 minutes or less! You only need two ingredients to make it, and it will look gorgeous and without a doubt be the biggest hit at your next afternoon party!

Chinese Yam with Blueberry Jam dessert recipe

Try this easy and delicious recipe this weekend and it will take your afternoon snack to the next level. 😀

Chinese Yam with Blueberry Jam dessert recipe

Chinese Yam with Blueberry Jam dessert recipe

Chinese Yam with Blueberry Jam dessert recipe

Chinese Yam with Blueberry Jam dessert recipe

Chinese Yam with Blueberry Jam

  • Prep time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 3 mins
  • Total Time: 8 mins
  • Serving Size: 2


  • 1 lb Chinese yam
  • 2 tbsps blueberry jam
  • 1 cup water

Step by step

  1. Peel the Chinese yam and cut into small round slices. (Tip: The peel and mucilage of Chinese yam may cause skin allergy. Wear gloves when peeling it, or wash your hands right after touching it.)
  2. Pour water into a saucepan and bring to a boil. Add the yam cubes and boil for about 2 minutes on high heat.
  3. Transfer the cooked yam to a platter.
  4. Spread the blueberry jam on top of the yam pieces when serving.

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  1. October 17, 2015 / 1:33 pm

    Beautiful and healthy. Yum!

  2. October 17, 2015 / 9:55 pm

    Quite amazing! Never came across this in Singapore or Hong Kong. What region is this native to? It looks delicious!

    • October 18, 2015 / 9:55 am

      Hi Dr. C, I found it in many different regions of China, and it’s especially popular in South China. I’m not sure what regions is it native to, honestly, but I think it doesn’t necessarily belong to a specific cuisine.. Thank you:D

  3. October 25, 2015 / 10:58 am

    Thanks for the warning about skin allergies and handling the yam. I do have bad reactions on my hands, sometimes. I use Surcare washing up liquid for this reason.

    It looks like a perfect dessert – sweet but not too many calories.

    • October 25, 2015 / 3:36 pm

      Not at all! 🙂 I do want to stay slim. That’s why I like low-cal food better. and this is the one that I always wanted to make.

  4. October 25, 2015 / 4:09 pm

    Very elegant Chinese dish. I think I had the same food when I visited China, but your plating is so much more impressive!

  5. November 18, 2015 / 1:03 pm

    Gorgeous! They sell these yams at a market near my house, now I have an excellent recipe to try <3

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