1. Wash dry fermented black beans. Drain.
2. Heat up oil in the wok. Stir fry minced ginger until you can smell ginger. Add fermented black beans and sugar and stir fry until the aroma of black beans comes out.
Wash dry black beans at least five times until the outer skin is washed away (as it has toxins).
One may instead add dry preserved turnip or tofu cubes. One may stir fry black beans, minced ginger and preserved turnip. Or stir fry black beans, minced ginger and tofu cubes. All the other steps are the same. One may modify the recipe as one wishes.
Black beans are fermented soy beans. Japanese scientists point out that frequent consumption of fermented black beans can prevent food poisoning and intestinal diseases. They also believe that fermented black beans can help with digestion, prevent illness, slow the aging process, increase mental alertness, reinforce the liver’s metabolic functions, prevent hypertension, eliminate fatigue, prevent cancer, etc. However, one must be aware that fermented black beans are high in sodium.