Here’s an easy way to make asam pedas. Watch it and try it yourself.
This is one of the family favourite and it’s amazingly easy to prepare, requiring little to now skill. First of all, you’ve got to heat up your Teflon-coated pot with some oil and fry a large sliced onion and garlic in it until they start to brown.
Put in the fish, fry it quickly on both sides, then add 2-3 cups of water, a dash of pepper, about 3 tablespoons of light soya sauce and a couple of cubes of sugar – for this amount of fish. Put the lid on and simmer for 10 minutes. Add half a cup of Chinese cooking wine and simmer for another 5 minutes and you’re done.
This is an amazingly simple but tasty dish. The secret is to fry the egg and tomato separately. First, you would want to heat up some oil and fry your beaten egg. I would normally use 3 eggs with 2 large tomatoes. Don’t use cherry tomatoes. Once you’ve got your omelette fried up, you can add in your sliced tomatoes and toss it around. You can also toss in some chopped spring onions or green chilli.
My real secret is in the seasoning. I add about 2 tablespoons of light soya sauce and tablespoon of ginger sugar or just plain sugar if you don’t have that. Once the tomatoes soften, you can turn off the heat and serve. It goes very well with rice or porridge.