Hakka Abacus Seeds

Hakka Abacus Seeds

Rated 4.22 out of 5 based on 9 customer ratings
(9 customer reviews)

S$2.95 Per packet


Introducing new Hakka Abacus Seeds - known as a traditional Hakka dish that is commonly eaten during festivals as it signifies prosperity and wealth.

Chinatown Food Hakka Abacus Seeds is developed using real root vegetables pastes.

It takes only 4 minutes to cook. Whether you like it served in steamboats, deep-fried or in grass jelly desserts, these Abacus Seeds are definitely versatile in any dishes!


Purple Sweet Potato

Yellow Sweet Potato


Net weight:

128g (15 pieces x 8.5g) per packet

Caterer Pack: 24 packets X 15pieces X 8.5g


Keep Frozen (-18°C)

Cooking Instructions:


  1. Lower Abacus Seeds into boiling water and push with back of ladle constantly to prevent sticking.
  2. Boil at high flame for 1 minute, when the Abacus Seeds float, reduce to medium flame and boil for additional 3 minutes.
  3. Remove from pot and put in cold water for a few minutes.
  4. Ready to serve.

Electric Deep Fryer:

  1. Heat oil to 175°C and lower Abacus Seeds into heated oil, ensure oil could cover Abacus Seeds.
  2. Fry for 3 minutes until Abacus Seeds float.
  3. Remove and drain excess oil.
  4. Ready to serve.

Serving suggestions:

Versatile in savory or sweet dishes

Eg. "Mala' Hotpot Abacus, stir-fried vegetables with Abacus seeds, deep-fried Abacus skewers, Boba Grass jelly and Bubur Chacha etc.

Other Information:

Suitable for Vegetarian, Tasty Singapore, ISO22000, Halal-Certified

9 reviews for Hakka Abacus Seeds

  1. Rated 1 out of 5

    May Ong

    I just tried your Chinatown Food Abacus Hakka Seeds which I boiled it about 3 mins in soup as instructed on the packaging.

    It was a big disappointment which the texture is just too mushy and not much yam taste at all. I don’t know what am I chewing?

    I will certainly not buy it again and will tell my family members and friends not to purchase it.

    May Ong

    14 Mar 2020 (Sat, 12.35 pm)

    • RANDY hu

      Hello May,
      We would like to thank you for your feedback on the abacus seeds and at the same time we sincerely apologise that our product did not meet your expectations.

      Here at Chinatown Food, we take customers’ feedback on product quality at upmost importance and in turn we will continue to improve the quality of our products to satisfy customers’ expecations.

      We will email you shortly in regards to the issue of the yam abacus seeds you were facing. Thank you once again for providing us your feedback on our products!

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Gen Lim

    I added it to my glass jelly dessert and it turned out well. Love the flavour and texture

  3. Rated 5 out of 5


    Bought the sweet potato abacus seeds. Deep fried and coated with icing sugar. Will be trying the yam abacus seed savoury version soon.

  4. Rated 3 out of 5


    The abacus very chewy. Wish you add more yam as the yam favour not strong enough..
    But thanks for making it easy to prepare with ready made yam abacus seeds.
    Just boil then before pouring it into cold water
    Drizzle w oil so that it won’t stick.
    Then fry garlic w dried mushroom (soaked and slice) and dried shrimp (soaked) with oyster sauce.
    Then after cooking, sprinkle the spring onion.

    Still prefer to deep fry the sweet potato abacus seed and coat with icing sugar.

  5. Rated 5 out of 5


    Yummy! The last version of the abacus seeds. Purple sweet potato.
    Deep fried and coated with icing sugar. Crunchy crust and soft inside.

  6. Rated 5 out of 5


    Yummy! The last version of the abacus seeds. Purple sweet potato.
    Deep fried and coated with icing sugar. Crunchy crust soft inside

  7. Rated 4 out of 5


    Followed the Boiling instructions in the packaging.
    Abacus seeds turns out chewy.
    It’s pretty good for a “pre-made” when you have no time to make your own.
    Wish it had more yam taste though.

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    Angeline Khoo

    Very versatile easy to prepare colorful food! Young and old at home likes it,

  9. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jenny Lim

    My family members all like to eat purple sweet potato and yellow sweet potato so I buy and try to cook

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