Even though I cannot eat prawns anymore, I still cooked them tonight just because I had bought a kilo of it before I knew my test results. And even though I vowed not to eat them when cooked, I caved and ate two pieces 😅

The dish is inspired and copied from my trusty Malay cookbook from a decade ago. It is so simple to make! Unfortunately, instead of slicing the garlic and the rest of the aromatics, my helper pounded them fine. But no worries, it still worked out fine.

This is the original recipe in Malay which I’ll translate at the end of the post.

It’s such a simple but delicious meal to make. Taucu (pronounced TAO-CHO) is salted soy beans.

For the dish, I added oil to the pan and then the pounded garlic and ginger. Then the sliced galangal, red chillies and onions. After which prawns and two tablespoons of crushed taocu. There’s no need at all to add salt as the taocu is already salty. Then, from a can of cubes pineapples, throw away the juice and add half a can when the prawns are cooked. Serve hot garnished with fresh coriander.

I served this with baked teriyaki salmon, herbal chicken soup, stir fried baby greens and plain rice. The Macdonald’s comment was because yesterday I ordered it for dinner and we all fell sick. The food was not digestible. Maybe it’s an age thing. Or an Asian thing haha.The Recipe from the book calls for:

  • 300 g fresh prawns
  • 1/2 a fresh pineapple cubes
  • 4 garlic cloves, sliced
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • A bit of galangal, sliced
  • A bit of ginger, sliced
  • 2 red chillies, sliced
  • 2 tbsp of taucu (salted soy beans)
  • Salt and pepper (you really don’t need the added salt)
  • Oil to stir fry the ingredients in