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a simple cooking without using coconut curry


  • 175g of bamboo shoot (in can is fine)

  • 250g of mackeral fish (any strong flesh fish that can stand up boiling),

  • 2 tbs tamarind paste,

  • 2 tbs fish sauce,

  • 1 teaspoon sugar,

  • 1.2 lt water

  • for paste

  • 1 tbs kaffir lime leave,

  • 10 small shallot

  • 2 tbs chopped lemon grass,

  • 1 teaspoon shrimp paste,

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt,

  • 10 small dried chillies,

  • 1 tbs tumeric powder,

  • 12 garlic cloves


  • 1.

    First make the paste, mortar or blended the ingredients into paste. set aside.

  • 2.

    In pan, heat half water and, at comes to boil stir 2 tbs of the paste. add the bamboo shoot and stir well. the add fish but do not stir. add the remaining water and gently bring to boil, simmer and add tamarind paste(add a little water so the tamarind paste is slight liquidified), add fish sauce and sugar. bring back to the boil, then serve.

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