Tag: Sambal

Sambal Okra (Sambal Lady’s Fingers)

Sambal Okra (Sambal Lady’s Fingers)

Before I came to the United States, I’d known okra as lady’s fingers. I was in primary school in Malaysia when my English teacher first taught us the name of the different vegetables. The strange and awkward name of lady’s fingers deeply imprinted in my mind even though I didn’t like them back then. In high school, I slowly learned…

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Rempah Fish (Fried Fish Stuffed with Sambal)

Rempah Fish (Fried Fish Stuffed with Sambal)

If there is one Nyonya dish that I wish I could make in the United States but couldn’t, this rempah fish or fried fish stuffed with sambal would probably be it. Why? Because a true and authentic Nyonya rempah fish (‘Hu Chee Rempah” in Penang Hokkien) can only be made with hardtail mackerel, a fish that is not available in…

Sambal Udang Recipe (Prawn Sambal Recipe)

Sambal Udang Recipe (Prawn Sambal Recipe)

Sambal udang (prawn sambal) is a much celebrated recipe in my family and everyone loves it. My late mother made a killer dish of sambal udang…it was always the most popular dish on my family’s dining table. Whenever she made sambal udang, everyone would be waiting in anticipation for a great meal. Sambal udang is quite easy to make and…