Recipe: Yam Duck

This post was sponsored by MATRADE's Malaysian Kitchen Program.

One of our favourite Malaysian dishes to enjoy at home is a stew made from yam and duck which is called (creatively!) yam duck.
This dish is an old school favourite in Malaysia and can be cooked easily at home with readily available Malaysian ingredients.

Here's what you will need:

2 kg duck, cleaned and cut into 8 pieces
1 ½ kg yam, cut into large wedges
100g young ginger, sliced
1 tbsp chopped garlic
¼ cup canola oil
1 packet bean curd
400ml water
2 tbsp Ayam brand Oyster sauce
1 tbsp Yeo's sesame oil (available from Oriental Merchant)
1 tsp Ayam brand palm sugar 
½ tsp pepper
1 pc cinnamon stick, about 5 cm long
2 Dragon Phoenix star anise
2 cloves
And here's how to make it:

Heat the oil in a saucepan and fry off the ginger and garlic until soft. Add in cinnamon, star anise and cloves as well as the duck and stir fry until the duck is sealed and well coated with spices. Add the 400ml of water and allow to cook on low heat till meat tender. Then add the yam and all remaining ingredients and simmer until the yam is soft. Garnish with spring onions and sliced chilli to taste and enjoy!