Tuesday, January 12, 2010


The dish is originally from Padang, Indonesia. It is widely served in most nasi padang restaurant in this region. Very simple yet tasty way to cook with fish. Fried fish is coated with a sauce made of fresh chili which is coarsely pounded using pestle and mortar if not food processor could be used.


500g spanish mackerel or any fish
3 lime leaves
1 tomato chopped
1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
salt and sugar to taste
lime juice

15 fresh red chili
10 shallots
4 cloves garlic



1. Wash fish then coat with salt, turmeric and lime juice. Keep for 15 minutes.

2. Heat oil, fry the fish until golden brown, drain on absorbent paper.

3. Using the same pan, remove the excess oil but leaving about 3 tablespoons, add in the pounded ingredients, tomato, sugar, lime leaves and salt. Cook until fragrant.

4. Add the fried fish, lime juice and salt if needed. Stir for few minutes until well coated.

5. Serve hot.

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E-na Zarina said...

Ikan Balado tu sodap mkn ngan nasi panas2!


Memang terangkat habis......

Lee said...

Hi Lady, I eat to live, not live to eat.
But in your case, I will make an exception, ha ha.

Wow! This Indonesian fish dish looks really delicious. normally I prefer the other Indon 'dish', the walking kind, ha ha. Just joking, ya.
I can practically get the scent of the spices you used.

And there is no spectacle on the Earth than that of a beautiful wife and mother like you, in the act of cooking for her loved ones at home.

Today not many women can cook...either eat at fast food courts before turning home or 'bungkus balek'.

I have 2 young friends, one fell in love with a dimple, one fell in love with her body....but did not check the bride's resume.
Both wives can't cook. One doesn't even know how to boil rice.

And one, doesn't do laundry, hubby has to wash her ahemmm, personal things too.

And when they come to our house, my wife has to cook extra rice as they buka puasa with my wife's sambal belachan, assam pineapple pedas, fish head curry, kangkong belachan, etc.

For me, I ha ha, interviewd, tested, sample before deciding who to marry, even though I eat to live....but hey! I love sambal belachan, ha ha.

You stay young, keep well and happy cooking, Lee.


Thanks Uncle Lee for dropping by. I somewhat agree with you about our younger generation....look vs ability. So be wise and choose your perfect life partner..not only has beauty but also brain most importantly compatibility, loving and dedicated towards the family.

It seems you are indeed very lucky man since your wife is capable in preparing such a delicious meal for you and your friends.

Love to be your new found friend, stay in touch ya...

Unknown said...

Nampak sangat sedap. Belum makan dah tau rasanya sedap, hehe. Kakchik memang suka lauk ikan.


Kakchik...bijak betul Kakchik ni dari pandangan mata dah tau ya....