Asam pedas is a spicy dish loved by a lot of people. Those who can take spicy dishes should try this special dish. Besides fish slices, fish head or chicken too can be used to cook. Usually people use fish as its taste is sweeter.


  • 3-4 slices kurau/jenak /pari fish
  • 2 long beans (cut 3 cm in length)
  • 4 red shallots
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 3 red chillies
  • 3 dried chillies
  • 1 small piece shrimp paste (belacan)
  • 2 candle nut (buah keras)
  • 2 tablespoon tamarind juice
  • 1 tomato
  • 1 stalk lemon grass
  • 1 liter water
  • 2-3 tablespoons oil
  • a pinch of salt
  • a pinch of sugar

  1. Pound chillies, shallots, garlic, candle nut and shrimp paste together. Crush the lemon grass.
  2. Heat oil in a pot.
  3. Fry pounded ingredients and crushed lemon grass till aromatic.
  4. Add in tamarind juice, tomato, water and let it boil.
  5. Then add in fish slices, salt and sugar.
Serve in a bowl.

serving: 5-6 person

cooking time: 20 minutes

Note: Brinjals or laddies finger can be added once the gravy boil. Ready-made tamarind juice can be found in the market too.
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