April 9, 2011
by Aisah Wolfard

DAPOER AISAH: Udang Asam Manis (Sweet & Sour Shrimps) Recipe

By: Aisah Wolfard

This recipe for udang asam manis is quick, easy and very tasty. Sweet and sour shrimp are great accompanied with steamed rice and a quick spinach stir fry or a fresh cucumber salad. You can use any kind of shrimp, but the larger ones (for example tiger prawns) give more bite and don’t ‘drown’ in the sauce.

udang asam manis or sweet and sour shrimpUdang Asam Manis Recipe:

Ingredients for 2 servings :

250 grams frozen or fresh shrimp (peeled)

1 spring onion (chopped into 1 cm pieces)

1 red chilly (seeded and chopped)

1 onion (chopped)

1 clove of garlic (crushed)

200 g pineapple (chopped into small blocks)

4 tablespoons sweet & sour sauce

4 tsp cooking oil

½ tsp white pepper

1 tsp sugar

½ tsp salt

50 ml water

1 tsp corn flour ( dissolved in a small bowl with a little bit of water)


How to cook Udang Asam Manis:

  1. Heat cooking oil in a pan until meadium heat, add garlic and onion and stir until fragrant.
  2. Add chilly and the peeled shrimp into the pan and stir-fry until the color of the shrimp changes (they become pink).
  3. Add pineapple, sauce, water, salt, pepper and sugar. When it is boiling add the (dissolved) corn flour, stir it evenly until the sauce thickens a bit.


Remove from the stove and serve with rice and some cucumber slices or other veggies. Enjoy!

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