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Deep Fried Fish with Sweet-Sour Sauce

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Food & Recipes

Serves 4.

Ingredients

500 g/1 lb firm white fish fillets
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon finely grated fresh ginger
1 egg white, very slightly beaten
oil for frying
cornflour (cornstarch) for dusting

Deep-Fried Cuttlefish Balls

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Food & Recipes

Ingredients

90 g/3 oz very tiny bread cubes
500 g/1 lb fresh cuttlefish or squid, cleaned
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon oriental sesame oil
peanut oil for deep frying

Directions

Curried Fish Cakes (Thot Man Pla)

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Food & Recipes

Ingredients

Crystal Prawns with Asparagus Tips

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Food & Recipes

Like many Chinese recipes, there are two steps and two methods of cooking combined which makes this an ideal dish for preparing ahead, requiring only final stir-frying just before serving.

Serves 4-6.

Ingredients

Crab Xacuti

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Food & Recipes

Serves 4.

Ingredients

Crab in Black Bean Sauce

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Food & Recipes

Serves 2.

Ingredients

1 large mud crab or 2 smaller crabs
1 tablespoon canned salted black beans
1 teaspoon crushed garlic
1 teaspoon sugar
1 tablespoon light soy sauce
4 tablespoons peanut oil
2 cloves garlic, halved
4 slices fresh ginger
185 ml/6 fl oz/3/4 cup hot water
3 teaspoons cornflour
2 tablespoons cold water
2 spring onions (scallions), finely chopped
1 egg, slightly beaten

Directions

Chinese Omelettes (Egg Foo Yong)

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Food & Recipes

Serves 4-6.

Ingredients

Butter Prawns

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Food & Recipes

The Portuguese influence apparent in Malacca has also spread to other parts of Malaysia, as evidenced by the use of butter in certain dishes.

Serves 3-4.

Ingredients

Burmese Prawn Curry

Food & Recipes

Serves 4.

Ingredients

500 g/1 lb raw prawns
1 large onion, chopped roughly
2 teaspoons finely chopped garlic
1 teaspoon finely grated fresh ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
3 tablespoons gingelly oil*
salt to taste
2 tablespoons chopped fresh coriander leaves
2 tablespoons chopped spring onions (scallions)

Directions

Braised Fish with Saffron and Yogurt (Punjab)

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Food & Recipes

Serves 4-6.

Ingredients