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Spicy tamarind (asam jawa) fish

Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese


  • Big wok


  • 1 or more Seabass / mackerels (fry till crispy)
  • 1 tbsp Oil
  • 1 tsp Garlic (minced)
  • Torch ginger (optional)
  • 2 to 3 nos Red Onions (sliced)
  • 1 cup Tamarind (asam jawa)
  • 1 cup Water
  • 1 to 2 Fresh red chillies (sliced)
  • Sugar, soy sauce and freshly ground pepper
  • Fresh coriander


  • Firstly fry the fish till crispy. Mackerels is nice for this dish. Remove and set aside.
  • In a wok, place your oil, fry your garlic, onions and torch ginger, adding the tamarind and water.
  • Taste and season with soy sauce, sugar and freshly ground pepper. Lastly add in your fresh chillies and spoon on top of fish just before serving.
  • Top with fresh coriander and serve with plain rice.
Keyword tamarind