Wednesday, 28 December 2011

PauPau Sour & Spicy Stew Fish (Asam Pedas Fish)

Asam Pedas Fish (Sour & Spicy Stew Fish) is a Malay sour and spicy stew dish, which is quite popular in Malaysia. The main ingredients usually is using seafood or fish, cooked with tamarind juice with chilies and spices. You can also add on various vegetables such as tomatoes, okra (lady finger) and brinjals (eggplants). Today I am going to shared with you "PauPau Sour & Spicy Stew Fish (Asam Pedas Fish)", hope you will enjoy this recipe!

2 Torch ginger flower (Bunga Kantan)
Tamarind pulp
Vietnamese Coriander (Daun Kesum)
2~5 bird eye chili (Cili Padi)
1 galangal
2 cubes shrimp paste (belacan)
1 teaspoon turmeric powder
1 ~ 2 pieces pineapple

Ingredients: (Blended)
200gm shallot (peeled)
200gm chili (seedless)
1 stalk lemongrass

Add all the ingredients (blended) into blender cup.
Blended until it become smooth mixture.

Pour the blended mixture into wok and bring it to boil for about 5minutes.

Add Vietnamese Coriander (Daun Kesum) into the wok.
Add Torch ginger flower (Bunga Kantan).
Add bird eye chili (Cili Padi), galangal and shrimp paste (belacan).
Stir it well.

Mixed tamarind pulp with water and strained the tamarind juice into the wok.
Add pineapple cube.
Add turmeric powder and continue simmer for at least 20 minutes.
Add fish and bring to boil for about 7 minutes or until the fish is cooked.

Garnish with mint leave and served with rice or rice noodle.


  1. Yes, it is Nyonya cuisine! And it is very delicious and appetizing dish.

  2. Seems taste nice ~  Nyonya food is it?


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