Sambal Tumis Tauhu Ikan Bilis

Sambal Tumis Tauhu Ikan Bilis


5 pcs bean curd (quartered)

30g peeled anchovies

Adequate cooking oil

Blended Spices:

4 red chillies (sliced)

2 cloves garlic (peeled)

5 shallots (peeled)

1-inch young ginger (sliced)

½-inch galangal (sliced)

1 tsp toasted shrimp paste (belacan)


1 tbsp tomato sauce

¼ cup water mixed with 1 tsp tamarind paste (discard the seeds)

1 tsp sugar

¼ tsp salt

Preparation Instructions:

  1. Heat up some oil in a non-stick skillet, pan-fried the bean curd until golden brown. Remove and set aside.
  2. Use the same oil to pan-fry the anchovies on low heat until crispy and golden brown. Remove and drained on paper towel to absorb the excessive oil.
  3. Leave 2 tbsp of oil in the skillet, saute the blended spices until fragrant.
  4. Add in tomato sauce, saute until oil separates.
  5. Add in tamarind juice, sugar and salt and bring to a boil.
  6. Add in fried bean curd, stir to combine and let the bean curd absorb some of the sauce.
  7. Add in ½ portion of the fried anchovies, stir to combine.
  8. Dish out to a serving bowl, garnish with the remaining portion of fried anchovies and serve.



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