Nonya dishes are known for the tedious preparation
of cutting, pounding & slow frying.
It is indeed time consuming
but the end result is satisfying in both, presentation and taste!
I love Nonya dishes.
This is the one that I tasted once, and asked for more.
It is not easy to come by so I decided to learn to cook it,
and now happily sharing the recipe with you.
Hope you like it as much as I do.
A) 500g ki-ya fish-cleaned,
marinate with 1 Tbsp tumeric powder
1 tsp salt & left for 60min
3 cup oil
B) 4 Tbsp oil
100g fresh tumeric-shredded
C) 300ml vinegar
6 Tbsp sugar
D) 10 pips garlic-finely sliced
3 red chillies-finely sliced
3 green chillies-finely sliced
E) 2 Tbsp sesame seed-roasted
1) heat oil in A & deep fry fish until crispy, drain
2) leave 4 Tbsp oil in wok and saute shredded tumeric & ginger
3) when fragrant, remove & leave to cool
4) Cook ingredients in C in a saucepan until boiling, let cool
5) blanch garlic & chillies in D, in boiling water for 1/2min & drain
6) mix A, B, C, D & leave overnight
7) to serve, sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds
Tips: prepare B & C one day ahead so that they are totally cooled
before adding in fish & D (The dish will keep longer this way!)