• Prep Time 20 minutes
  • Cook Time 20 minutes
  • Serving For 4 people
  • Difficulty Easy

Recipe Ingredient

  • 1 ikan siakap (800g)
  • 60g dried chilli paste
  • To blend:
  • 20g turmeric (kunyit)
  • 20g galangal (lengkuas)
  • 30g lemon grass (serai)
  • 10g shallot
  • 10g garlic
  • Cut into small pieces:
  • 20g ladies fingers
  • 20g eggplant
  • 20g onion
  • 20g tomato
  • 10g belacan
  • 20ml assam jawa juice
  • 1 lime (squeeze for juice)
  • salt and sugar to taste


  1. Clean the fish. Heat wok with a little oil and add all the blended ingredients, chilli paste and belacan. cook for five minutes. Add assam jawa juice, lime juice and cut vegetables (ladies fingers, eggplant, onion and tomato).
  2. Steam ikan siakap until cooked. Pour the assam jawa juice on the fish. In a medium hot oven, bake the fish which has been steamed earlier for two to three minutes so that the sauce is absorbed into the fish. Serve fish with hot rice.

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