Acar Awak

Tested Recipe Adapted from Plilip Yoong’s Nyonya Deli

Acar Awak



1 cucumber, seeded and cut into strips

1 carrot, peeled and cut into strips

5 long beans, cut into 3cm lengths

100g cabbage, cut into pieces

3 red chillies, cut into pieces

3 green chillies, cut into pieces


150ml cold boiled water

150ml white rice vinegar

300g pineapple, cut into small pieces

Spices (pounded):

12 dried chillies, soaked

3 red chillies

2cm turmeric

4 stalks lemongrass

200g shallots

5 candlenuts

100g dried prawns

5 tbsp oil

Salt to taste

3 tbsp toasted white sesame seeds

150g peanuts, toasted and chopped

Preparation Instructions:

  1. Bring a pot of water to boil. Put in A and blanch for 1 minute.
  2. Put all ingredients for B into a mixing bowl and stir till sugar has dissolved. Add in A, pineapple, mix well and soak for 2 hours (stir ocassionally).
  3. Heat up oil, saute all spices till fragrant. Remove from heat and leave to cool.
  4. Mix no. 2 and 3. Add salt to taste. Add in sesame seeds, peanuts and serve as appetizer.

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