Saturday, September 24, 2011

Malaysian Dish Recipe : Stir-fry Kangkung Belacan! :D

 السّلام عليكم

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Hey, it's time for tutorial again!!
okay ladies and gentleman, today in 'Best Wan' i would like to share with you how to cook the Malaysian dish 'Stir-fry Kangkung Belacan', or in Bahasa we called it as 'Kangkung Tumis Belacan'.
ecececehhh~ do i sound like Chef Wan? HAHAHA :P
okay, all you need are;

Ingredients (for 4 -5 persons):

  • kangkung vegetables a.k.a. water spinach. [could also replace with any other leaf vegetables]
  • a stalk of Red Chilli.*
  • 2 cloves of Shallots.*
  • 3 cloves of Garlics.*
  • a handful of Anchovies (or/and) dried shrimps.*
  • a tablespoon (or more) of Belacan a.k.a. Shrimp Paste. [the Belacan from Malacca is the best]*
  • a pinch of Salt. [could also replace with Thai fish sauce]
  • about 2 spoonful of vegetable oil for stir-frying. [Malaysian Palm oil is the best!] :D
1) toast the Belacan for a while before using.
2) soak the dried shrimps in warm water before using.

    How to:

    1) Cut the veggies, rinse and drained. *Remember to separate the leaves and the stem.


    2) Ingredients with * sign are pounded in mortar.


    3) When the oil is hot enough, stir-fry all the pounded ingredients until fragrant and turned into yellowish colour.
    4) Add in the salt or the fish sauce.
    5) Add in the stem of the Kangkung first, after awhile add in the leaves. 
    6) Stir a little bit more.
    7) For those who love it to be a little bit watery, add in some water at this point. Once it's boiling, turn off the stove.
      Voila! your 'Kangkung Tumis Belacan' is now ready to be eaten! it's best serve with hot steamed white rice! Happy cooking!

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