Resepi Singgang Ikan Mama Dee

Hello dear readers!

Kalau dulu-dulu pernah takut nak masak pasal takut tak sedap, sekarang dah berani lah sikit sebab ada housemate yang rajin memasak. Haha! Sedikit sebanyak terinspirasi lah sikit nak asah skil memasak ni. Maklumlah, nak survive tempat orang… We’re living in a rural area, so you won’t easily find a fancy restaurant nor a drive-thru. Hence, cooking a.k.a. homemade food is the answer!

Since it is a one-week school holiday, my mother requested to have singgang ikan for lunch. I told her my previous experience back in Johor was a total failure! To my surprise, I tried her recipe that day and it worked! It tastes just the way how it supposed to be. Hehe.

Jadi, inilah resepinya. Mudah aje. Another thing that I’ve learnt in cooking is to have patience and experience. That’s why you have to learn cooking from someone who really knows how to cook well, not google! (Well, you can google for the recipe, of course… But I guess most of the important techniques are not mentioned. That’s why I think it is better to ask an expert. Heh).

Basically, this is how it looked like… Photo from Google.

Resipi Singgang Ikan Tongkol Terengganu-Style

Bahan-bahan:

  • Air (setengah periuk saiz sederhana)
  • Bawang besar- setengah labu
  • Bawang putih – 2 ulas
  • Lengkuas- 5 hiris aje
  • Kunyit hidup- 1 batang kecil (hiris)
  • Ikan tongkol – 3 ketul
  • Asam keping- 2 keping (kalau tak ada, guna asam jawa satu sudu kecil)
  • Garam kasar (tastes better…)

Cara-cara:

  1. Isi air dalam periuk. Rebus bawang besar, bawang putih, lengkuas, dan kunyit hidup.
  2. Bila dah mendidih, masukkan ikan tongkol. Rebus sekejap.
  3. Hampir masak, masukkan asam keping (atau asam jawa).
  4. Masukkan garam secukup rasa.

Voila! Kacang kan? Boleh hidang dengan pencicah yang enak-enak macam budu atau belacan. Oh! Cakap tentang belacan… I had an argument with my mother about how to prepare sambal belacan… Hahah. I asked her whether she wants me to cut the onions. She laughed at me and told me that she only uses chili, tomatoes, and lime. Looking at my puzzled face, she changed her reaction; “Or you wish to try the viral sambal belacan on Facebook?”. So I agreed. Senang jugak.

Resepi sambal belacan viral kat FB

Bahan-bahan:

  • Bawang besar- hiris
  • Bawang putih- hiris
  • Cili-hiris
  • Limau kasturi- perah air & hiris kulit & buang bijinya
  • Belacan- potong kecil

Cara-cara:

  1. Potong semua bahan-bahan.
  2. Tumis bawang besar, bawang putih, dan cili sampai naik bau & layu. (Jangan sampai hangus! Pahit sambal belacan korang kang…)
  3. Blend bahan tumis tadi bersama belacan, air perahan limau & kulit limau tadi (ingat, jangan letak biji limau…! Karang pahit belacan korang-another reminder..! HAHAHA).
  4. Siap!

Selalunya singgang ni orang makan dengan budu… Tapi kalau tak makan budu, bolehlah nak cuba bersama sambal belacan… Tempoyak budu ke… Cencaluk tak pernah try sebab tak boleh telan. I don’t really like the way it looks like and the smelly paste. Egh. Sorry orang Melaka…

Oh, boleh juga hidang dengan ulam-ulaman. Anything! Pucuk ubi rebus, pucuk jambu golok, ulam raja, ulam pegaga… These are waaaaaaaay better than consuming supplements yah ladies! The good news is this helps in maintaining the youthfulness of your skin a.k.a. awet muda!

I hope this thread kind of helping you to prepare your first singgang ikan ever…. Or perhaps inspire those who are afraid to cook to at least … try. 🙂

Good luck!

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