Kangkung Belacan

Sorry about yesterday as I was so so busy and in a rush yet I need to put up this blog for the sake of blogging. Here I am today, posting the recipe.


Kangkung aka water spinach in English.
To be pound together i.e. A fresh chili, 6 shallots, 2 tablespoons of heh bee (dry prawn) and a teaspoon of belacan (prawn paste).

I would prefer to use the traditional stone to hand pound my ingredients. The problem with a electric blender/chopper is the hassle of washing and cleaning up the equipment as this is only a very small amount of ingredients and I don’t think the blades can reach the bottom of the chili which will later on gave a very rough texture of chili paste.


Heat 1/3 cup of oil in the wok and fry the pounded ingredients till they turn fragrants and crispy. At this moment, the dry prawn will start to prick in the air. Add in water spinach and small amount of water. Remember no to overcook your vege. Most important thing is cook them in a big fire. You may add fresh prawns for added kick.

10 Hijackers »

  1. JC said,

    September 5, 2006 @ 12:03 am

    Definitely looks delicious… yummy… 🙂

  2. robin said,

    September 5, 2006 @ 2:01 am

    slurp… getting hungry again !!!! will make my mum cook it one of these days.. ah joy and wonders being at home..

    The Queen says:  You should cook for your mom!!! 

  3. athena said,

    September 5, 2006 @ 9:29 am

    guna child labour for the pounding kah?

    The Queen says:  OMG, you notice ka.  My son volunter actually.  They think it’s fun doing it.  Later my daughter came.  Then you know what.  They started fighting for the pound and chili paste drop all over the floor!  So kena scolding la! 

  4. Cynthia said,

    September 5, 2006 @ 4:47 pm

    doesnt sound hard. I wanna cook for Kian =) U pray for me la..hope i wont screw the dish.Hah

    The Queen says:  Very easy only.  Remember to take pic ya. If anything goes wrong just unscrew it. kekeke…

  5. sila said,

    September 6, 2006 @ 12:22 am

    wah how you train your children to want to fight to help you cook ah?? i have to take lessons from you lah for my future kids nanti.. 😀

    The Queen says:  Aiyah! Kids like to kacau only.  Give them another 5 years I think they will run away from chores. 

  6. Simple American said,

    September 6, 2006 @ 4:52 am

    What does it look like when it is all cooked? It sounds so good. Had a dose of Malaysian food Sunday. Good stuff. *slurps*

    The Queen says:  What you see is already cook!!! No? 

  7. Allan said,

    September 6, 2006 @ 3:35 pm

    This is my top 5 favor dish ^^
    I am waiting u intro Laksa (“,) yummy!!!

  8. Simple American said,

    September 6, 2006 @ 11:47 pm

    Oh? *blushes*

  9. MLNS said,

    September 8, 2006 @ 3:09 pm

    Yummy, this is my personal favourites. I can never get it cooked outside like Mom’s sambal.

  10. Hijack Queen » Sambal Sotong Petai said,

    April 23, 2007 @ 1:55 pm

    […] Ingredients that I’ve used is almost the same for Kangkung Belacan. This time, you may need to increased the amount of dry prawn (hae bee) to half a bowl. For a lovely aroma, shread thinly 2 Kaffir leaves.  Instead of using water, substitute with thick tamerind juice or you can use lime juice. […]

RSS feed for comments on this post · TrackBack URI

Hijack Me