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This is one of our favourite dish back then in Indonesia. Since it's quite difficult to find the good one here in Singapore, so I decided to try to cook it by myself. And aparently it's not so difficult at all. Ingredients are also very easy to get :

250 gr mackarel (smash is or blend it rough to give some textures)

250 gr minced chicken

1 whole egg

5 pcs of garlics

2 table spoon of plain flour

350 gr starch

1 table spoon of olive oil

1 table spoon of salt

1 table spoon of sugar

1 table spoon of oyster sauce

1 tea spoon of pepper

1 table spoon of "ebi" (dried shrimp)

3 strips of spring onion 

150ml iced water

Mix all these together then using a spoon, drop it portion by portion into the steamer. Set to 30mins steaming time and siomay is ready to serve.

Oh wait! Don't forget to prepare the peanut suce, very fast to prepare while we're waiting for the steaming:

You can use the ready to serve peanut sauce, we can find it at malay stall at almost every wet market in Singapore (the common brand is Sinti)

Or if you prefer to make it by yourself, here's how:

250 gr ground peanuts

2 garlics

(dry-fry them together, wait until they cooling off then blend it slightly rough to maintain the textures)

1 table spoon of salt

1 table spoon of sugar

100ml water

(mix theme together with peanuts, boil until they thickening, then pour them over the siomay)


For variation, we can also steam cuts of potatoes, tofu and cabbage.

Yum Yum!!