Tiny shrimp fritters

Early in the morning today, I went to the small market near my house and was delighted to see tiny shrimps being sold at one of stall.  I bought half a kg ($3.50).

So today’s menu is Assam Fish, Tempeh in soya sauce and tiny shrimp fritters.

Here is the recipe for the tiny shrimp fritters if you like to try.  Very simple to do it. The recipe was shared by a friend and I just tweak it a bit to suit my palate.

Tiny Shrimp Fritters (Udang geragau goreng tepung)

Ingredients :

1 cup of tiny shrimp – wash

Using a blender, blend 4 birds-eye red chillies or 2 red chillies, 4 cloves garlic and 1 onion.

2 stalk of coriander leaves – chop fine
Enough plain flour together with 1 tbsp of rice flour (the flour have to estimate till you get the right consistency
Salt to taste
A dash or two of ground pepper
A bit of water

Oil for deep frying.

Method :

Add and mix all ingredients together till you get the right consistency (neither too watery nor thick).  Using a big spoon, scoop and pour into a hot frying pan (the oil enough for deep frying).  Fry till golden brown. Serve hot.


Above, pic of the fresh tiny shrimps and how the batter look after mixing all the ingredients


The fritters ready to be serve 🙂


Sardines ala Tom Yam

Ok what’s not to like about sardines right? It can be cooked or even just ate it right off the can.

Reminds me of the maggi mee slogan “Fast to cook, Good to eat!” … Yeah definitely the right slogan to share with the likes of sardines 😉

Last night, after work, called my girls to cook the rice and upon reaching home, quickly get the troop to help me prepare this dish, Sardines ala Tom Yam as I called it.

Its easy to cook and taste good to my palate hahahaa…. cos I like spicy foods and it does taste similar to Tom Yam soup.

I opened two cans of sardines, wash off the sauce, dried them and fried them for about 2 mins on each side with a little oil. Drained them and put aside.

Then, my eldest girl, chopped 4 birds eye chillies, 2 green chillies, 1 big onions (cut into four), 1 lemongrass, 2 kaffir lime leaves.

Boil water in a medium size pot. Add the ingredients above. Then add in a bit of lime juice (about 2 tbsp), add the sardines and salt to taste. Let it simmer for a while and then off the fire. Ready to be eaten with rice. Yumsss!!!!

This is what I like most, a simple dish that is easy to cook and fast to eat, so very convenient for a working mother like me 😉


Steam fish with oranges

Ok today seems like an experimental day.  I have just finished trying out  a new recipe created by yours truly 😉

Basically,  this recipe is akin to the Thai style steam fish but this time I added freshly squeeze orange juice and a little bit of kaffir lime  juice to it….. Thus the name for this recipe ‘Steam Fish with Oranges’ 😉

Ingredients are simple:

One seabass – cleaned
Slices of onions, garlics, ginger, lemon grass, birds-eye chillies, a few kaffir lime leaves a bit of kaffir lime juice, and 1 orange (slice and squeeze the  juice). Salt and sugar to taste.

Put and arrange all ingredients in a container or plate, then steam till fish is cook.

Before serving, add some onions leaves as garnish.

It’s definitely tasty. It’s spicy and appetising, has a taste of sweet, sour and bitter taste to it, I think because I went to insert the kaffir lime inside the fish.  All of us like it except for my youngest who do not like anything spicy.  Still I believe there’s room for improvement, maybe will try again to further improve on it. 😉


Sardine ala Sani

Today’s breakfast is a simple sardine dish eaten with sliced french loaves.

This dish is a favourite among the Malay Community and besides having it for breakfast, it can also be eaten for lunch, dinner and even as snack during outings or picnic by the beach.


This dish I named it ‘Sardine ala Sani’ … after my brother-in-law who made a difference to the usual menu by adding laksa leaves (aka Vietnamese coriander) to it. The addition of the laksa leaves give the dish a nice fragrant and extra ummphh to the taste.

Our family simple love this dish. Here’s how to cook it.

Ingredient :

3 small cans of sardines
2 onions – quarted and sliced thinly
10 bird-eyes chillies – sliced thinly
1 cucumber – cut 2 cm in length and cut lengthwise thinly
Half a cup of laksa lesves – minced
3 small limes – squeeze juice
Pepper and salt for taste



– take out the sardines from the can and wash them.
– heat a frying pan or small wok with a small fire, add a little bit of oil.
– put in the sardines and as you fry them, you also mash them with the spatula. Fry for aboiut 5-7 mins.
– then add in the pepper and salt. Stir a bit more before adding the rest of the ingredients into the pan or wok.
– lastly add the lime juice and stir thoroughly.
– off the fire and its ready to be serve with french loaves

Fish in fermented soya beans gravy

I cooked this a few days ago, been to busy to upload and only this morning I finally am able to.

Fish in fermented soya bean gravy.

You need 2 onions (slice), 1 grean and 1 red chillies (slice), 1 stalk of lemongrass (crushed lightly), 2 garlic (slice).  All these fry till fragrant in a wok or pot.


Fry fish till golden brown and put aside.  (any type of fish will do)


1 bottle of fermented soya beans …. must wash it thoroughly if not will be too salty.  So when cooking this dish, do not add salt until you have tasted it.  Usually when I cooked this, I do not need to add any salt at all.  After the onions, chillies etc are fragrant, add the fermented soya beans and stir for a few minutes before add half a cup of tamarind juice or more (up to your preference if you want more gravy or not) to the wok or pot.  You can use half a cup of tamarind juice and then if want more gravy just add water to it.


Leave them to simmer for a while, then add the fishes.  Let it boil for another few minutes and its ready to serve hot with rice.



I love this simple savoury snack… Easy to make and can be considered as a complete meal.

I made this snack a few times in a year, here’s a picture of how it looks like.


Risole :

1 packet of white bread
1 cup of bread crumbs
2 eggs
1/2 tsp black pepper powder
(mix the black pepper with the eggs)


1 can of sardine
1 cup mixed vegetables
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup fried onions
1 tsp black pepper powder
1 tbsp lime juice


– Mash sardine, add in salt, black pepper and lime juice. Mix well.

– Add in mixed vegetables and fried onions. Cook for a while over medium heat.

– Roll bread slices till thin, add in filling.

– Wrap and seal ends with egg whites or water.

– Dip into beaten eggs and coat with bread crumbs.

– Deep fry at medium heat.

– Ready to serve.

Siakap 3 rasa

Ok yesterday I mentioned about “siakap 3 rasa” similar to sweet n sour actually but more spicier.

We use Seabass cos the flesh are tender and sweet.  Can also use other type of fish.

These are ingredients to cook the sauce …. garlics, onions, tomatoes, birds-eye chilies, kaffir lime leaves, tomato ketchup and chili sos…. oh and 1 lemongrass (sorry it was not in the pic).   Fry with a little oil the garlics, onions, kaffir lime leaves …. once fragrant, add a little water, stir and add the balance of the ingredients.  Add the ketchup and chili sos … more chili sos than ketchup … have to use your estimation cos that’s how we cook it, sorry no measurement (kita masak main campak2 jer …).  If the sauce is watery, just need to add corn flour mix to it and cook it till it thickens.  Add salt and sugar to taste.

Deep-fry the seabass and set it aside on a plate and pour the sos over the fish.

and its ready to eat 🙂