One Reply to “Asam Prawns”

  1. Asam Prawns, a Malaysia Nyonya dish with simple ingredients and easy to cook. Only need two steps, marinate and fry. However, prawns can be easily overcooked and the meat will become tough, so the major part is the timing of cooking. The taste of Asam Prawns are sour and sweet and the sauce is best for served with rice. It is a classic combination with Nasi Lemak.


    If interested, you may watch the relaxing cooking instructions video of Asam Prawns on [here](


    #####Preparation Time: 2 Hours 15 Minutes
    #####Cooking Time: 5 Minutes
    #####Serve: 2 people


    – 500g Prawns
    – 10g Tamarind Pulp
    – 0.5tbsp Salt
    – 25g Palm Sugar
    – 1tsp Oyster Sauce
    – 2cloves Garlic (Minced)
    – 2pcs Shallots (Sliced)
    – 0.5tsp Thick Soy Sauce
    – 4tsp Cooking Oil


    1. Cut off the spiked part of the prawns and then cut the back to remove the intestines.
    2. Add water to the tamarind and stir well, then remove the seeds.
    3. Add salt, oyster sauce, palm sugar, minced garlic, sliced shallots, pepper and tamarind juice to the prawns, stir well and marinate in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours.
    4. Add the oil in the hot pan and fry the prawn for about 1 minute. Pour the sauce and add the thick soy sauce, stir fry evenly and then take it out of the pan. Enjoy it.

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