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.