#4: The most expensive Asam Pedas

2nd December 2014

This is gonna be a  long post. Because I feel very guilty (to the max). If I didn’t take out my handphone and attempt on doing such a failure d*nut selfie… We wouldn’t be in a mess. I shall not elaborate more because it was too painful to recall, let alone reminisce.

Well, we decided to cook Asam Pedas Ikan Pari (Stingray Asam Pedas). We started off bright and early by running and heading over to the market to buy some of the ingredients. We were all set and ready to head over to his place…. and then it goes “Because you know I’m all about that bass, bout that bass, no treble…” and damn we bang into someone else’s big ass base. Luckily we no trouble, safe and sound. Just that we were couple of hundreds poorer la. There you go “Bang bang all over you…”.

Asam Pedas Ikan Pari

Assam Pedas Paste:

  • 2 clove garlic
  • 1 stalk of lemon grass
  • ½ inch tumeric
  • 4 shallots
  • 8-10 dried chillies
  • ½ tbsp of belacan

In a mortar, pound the paste or grind them in a food processor. Set aside.

Assam Pedas Ingredients:

  • Stingray/Pomfret/ Red snapper (Soaked the fish and wash it with 1tbsp  tamarind pulp and dash of salt, water to kill the fishy smell)
  • 10 small lady’s fingers
  • 1 tomato
  • 1 tsp of of fish curry powder
  • ½ tbsp black pepper
  • 2 cups of water.
  • 2 sprigs of daun kesum
  • 1 lemon grass
  • 1 tbsp of tamarind (put into a cup of warm water an squeeze the juice)
  • 5 tbsp of cooking oil
  • 1 tbsp of white sugar
  • Salt to taste

Have you seen seaweed in a blender? Well, we did! For tea time, we tried making our own Seaweed Shaker Fries!

Seaweed Shaker Fries

  • Oil (to fry the fries)
  • Salt
  • Seaweed snack
  • Garlic Powder
  • Chicken Powder
Homemade Seaweed Shaker Fries made from Potato

Homemade Seaweed Shaker Fries made from Potato

Despite all the trouble we had to go through all day, we decided to put all aside and just cook with ‘love’.

Lotsa love,



Hi, we are Irman and Nadzirah. We love to travel around the world, especially together. Needless to say, together we find ourselves in pretty exciting experience as we travel round the world. Well, this blog is not just about travelling but to document every snippets of our life together from being just friends, to lovers to travel partners, to home owners and to many more milestones to come!