Monday, September 24, 2007

Sambal Tempe Ikan Bilis

I was first introduced to tempe by my classmate Pau Pin many years ago. She will fried it first and then cook it with sambal. From then on I am hooked. Back in Malaysia I will never cook this dish because I can buy it from any mak cik stall for lunch. Is normally fried with ikan bilis and also potatoes. Well, no mak cik stall here so I have to cook it myself. I am glad that I am able to get a few varieties of tempe here at Wegman's. They sell soy bean , whole grains and also wild rice tempe. I tried them all but I still like the soy bean one better. I got this tempe recipe from Jun's blog. This is her recipe.

Ingredient :

1 packet of tempe - cut into bit size pieces
a handful of ikan bilis
1 red and green chili- cut

1 onion - slice thinly
2 tsp of brown sugar
1 tbsp of sweet dark soy sauce

Blended :

2 shallots
1 clove of garlic
dried chili - quantity is up to you

1) Fried the tempe and ikan bilis and set aside.
2) Stir fry the blended ingredients or sambal paste until fragrant and add in the chili and onion. Fry for a few min.
3) Add in the dark soy sauce, brown sugar and stir fry for a few second.
4) Lastly add in the tempe and ikan bilis. Stir well and dish out.
5) Serve with warm rice.

Note : Instead of the blended ingredient I just add a tablespoon of my homemade sambal.


Cat Cat said...

Did you eat Sambal Bilis Tempe with nasi panas..??? Eh, Carlos makan tempe jugak ke..?

My hubby cabut terus every time I masak sambal...

Jun said...

sedap tempe kan Gert..hehehe

Jun said...

Lupalah Gert..u minta resepi kue siput tu..just check at my blog, under cookies..ade resepi kue siput tp u kena add 50gm more margerine,so jd 100gm la. yg i wat dulu tu keras sket..n santan dia 'bout 250ml..

ICook4Fun said...

Cat, my hubby mana makan tempe. I cooked this when dia pergi kerja lah so he can't smell anything. Buka pintu, buka tingkap, spray freshener to get rid of the smell :) :)

Jun, memang I suka tempe :) thanks for the kueh siput resipe.

Beachlover said...

Gert...errhhh..sorry what is tempe?I'm ni jakun,maybe I eat b4 in Malaysia but I didn't know the name.How it look b4 you cook?.Wau..lau..your homemade sambal can cook with everything!!.look good man!!

ZazaHardy said...

we have lots of tempe here. and what's this everyone's talking about kuih sipot? what's kuih sipot?


Rita Ho said...

I had to google for tempeh and kuih siput! Wikipedia says tempeh is fermented soybeans. What does it taste like, Gert?

Zaza ... Wiki says Kuih Siput is a biscuit snack that is shaped like a snail. Has coconut milk, so I like it already. :)

Retno Prihadana said...

Wouw sedap dan enak sekali! Can´t stop keep eating more rice with this tempe and ikan bilis.

pearly said...

oh gosh this dish ... you are right at home you just get it from mak cik stall .
now where we are everything we miss we must cook a=ourself .
this dish simple but look so yummy

Salt N Turmeric said...

sedapnya sambal tempe w ikan bilis! actually anything tempe i like. kalau tak buat sambal, my mom and i wud usually potong nipis2 and salut tepung, deep fry and makan w sambal kicap. drooling.

i heard a few ppl talking abt kuih siput. thts a good snack but i remm=ember back in kl dulupun dah suah nak get a good one. most of the times keras giler! :(

ICook4Fun said...

Beachlover, in Malaysia you can get tempe dish from the Malay nasi campur stall. Is usually fried first and then cook with chili and sambal even curry. Yeah, I used my homemade sambal for everything :)

Aidan, go over to Jun's blog. There is a picture of the kuih siput.

Rita, Is hard for me to describe the taste of tempe. Is something like fried hard tofu but tempe has a nuttier taste.

Retno, You too like tempe. Saw your posting kat blog you :)

Sue Sue said...

Wah, add a bit of petai lagi best la. I love tempe too, hey you can make kerepek with tempe too. Just cut the tempe thinly and deep fried and sprinkle some salt onto it. Good for snacking.

ICook4Fun said...

Sue, is should be nice with petai. I am sure to do that the next time. I will try out the kerepek tempe :)