I have been cooking the same thing all over again and most of the time I will either blog or instagram my food but then, I realized I have not blogged one of my favorite dishes before!
It’s easy, simple and you can alternately use boiled eggs to do this dish too.
Just so you know, it’s the fifth day of Ramadhan and syukran I am still alive. Above here are some of the ingredients I am using for ikan masak kicap but there’s a twist in it.
1 big onion & garlic (finely slice)
Cinnamon, cardamom, aniseed, cloves
Red & green chilies
Cellophane noodle (soo hoon)
Now… You may think I would just use soy sauce and though it sounds “simple” does not mean the ingredients are really simple. We gotta spice up a little bit. Hehehe…
- Heat up pan with some vegetable oil. Add in onion, garlic, cinnamon sticks, cardamom, aniseed and cloves. Let them ‘bath’ in the hot pan for a little while then add in our secret ingredient, the sambal paste. When I blend my dried chili and onions, I do not mix them with salt and vinegar. Hence, later on we will have to pinch some salt to bud the taste.
- Add in water up to your preferable consistency and then some soy sauce. I put in around 3-4 tablespoon of it. Mix it and slowly put in your fish. Flip it every 5-10 minutes to let the gravy soak into the fish a little bit.
- Once the gravy is starting to boil, add in tamarind water (be sure to remove the seeds before so) and some salt. Slowly stir them or else you’ll break your fish.
- Taste it.
- Add in chilies and cellophane noodles. Let them bath for about 1-2 minutes.
- Turn off the heat.
There, still hot and fresh in the pan.
Well as you can see I only put in ONE fish because I eat with nobody. I do not stay with my parents and my brother’s always busy working and hence, most of my break fast I eat alone – facing the walls.
I don’t really have a proper picture for this dish but I do hope you get my point on how to cook this simple dish.
*** I was on my breaking point yesterday as I realized no matter where I am, I am going to die alone. And eating alone, facing the walls in my kitchen, is just the beginning of dying alone.
By the way, if you are wondering, you eat this dish with rice. Enjoy!