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Babi Assam Garam
This is another peranakan dish that you do not get in restaurants - or rather I have not seen in the restaurants. This is belly pork marinated in assam water and sugar, then boiled for about 15 mins till the pork is cooked. Cooked pork can then be kept for up to a week in the fridge.
500 gm belly pork - in strips
80 - 100 gm tamarind mixed with 1 cup water
pinch of salt
3 - 4 tbsp sugar
1. Put belly pork and assam water into saucepan. Add enough water to cover pork but not till the assam water gets too thin. You want a thickish sauce.
2. Bring to boil and add sugar. Once pork is cooked, you can taste to see if you need more sugar. Taste of this dish is tangy, so dont add too much sugar.
3. Boil for about 20 mins and turn off the fire. You can either keep in the fridge for the flavours to intensify or you can cook it straight away.
4. To cook, slice the strips into thin slices and fry till pork caramalises.
Serve hot with rice. Yum!