Monday, April 13, 2009

Sotong Kangkung

sotong kangkung
Roadside stall food. Just thinking about it makes me miss Malaysia so much. You know, the part where whenever you feel like eating something, you can just drive your car to the location. Or if you wakes up at 2am and feel like having something to munch be it Maggi Goreng (fried instant noodle) or Roti Canai or Nasi Lemak, all you have to do is get in your car and drive to the restaurant or stall. Lots of places are open 24/7. No more feeling cranky during that time of the month where you are just too lazy to cook yet you want to eat that delicious ............... (fill in the blank yourself).

Well, since I am not in Malaysia, the next best thing that could happen to me is when I found something at the asian store where I could make something that is familiar to me. Like this sotong which gave me the idea to make Sotong Kangkung. Sotong is squid although I think for this dish, cuttlefish is the more correct definition while Kangkung is water spinach. So I guess it would be 'Cuttlefish Water Spinach' in English? Hmmm... doesn't sound right to me and that is why I only put the title in Malay instead of Malay/English.

Sotong Kangkung

1/2lb cuttlefish
Water spinach, cut the root and rinsed thoroughly
2.5 tbs Rojak sauce, I used Boy Scout brand
1 tbs Shrimp paste, also Boy Scout brand
1 tsp Sambal oelek
1-2 tsp brown sugar
1/4 cup water
Coarse ground peanut
Toasted sesame (for garnishing)

1. In a bowl, mix all the ingredients except cuttlefish, water spinach and sesame. Taste and adjust according to your liking.

2. In a big pot, boil some water and blanch the cuttlefish for about 2min. Drain and cut into 1-2in. Keep aside.

2. Blanch water spinach for about 1min, drain and cut.

3. In a big bowl, mix cuttlefish with water spinach and rojak sauce well. garnish with toasted sesame and serve immediately


nadzirah said...

Farina, I have been craving for sotong kangkong all this while. It should be one of my 'must have' list bila balik kpg. nanti. It looks so yummy!

Zue Murphy said...

The sotong looks good. It always reminded me of spicy sambal sotong that I can buy from makcik at stall with nasi lemak. Your sotong kangkung looks delicious.

Maya said...

I miss those 2 am forays to mamak stalls for some roti telur. This dish sure looks good. I have a question about the sotong - this is sotong kering right - do you just soak in it water?

Ms eNVy said...

Looks good! .. now I have to find Boy Scout brand for shrimp paste & rojak sauce .. wish me luck! :)

MamaFaMi said...

That is the beauty of Malaysia! You'll never go hungry if you're, at least, not too lazy to drive as well! Frankly speaking, though I am in Malaysia now, I have never tasted sotong kangkung yet... Your dish looks simple and yummy!

p/s : Mmm nak kuih apam instead of cheese cake, wow ini sudah baaaagussss! Hahaha....

Salt N Turmeric said...

Nadz, i pun buat ni sbb jumpa sotong fresh kat asian supermarket. Nampak aje terus i plan buat sotong kangkung. lol.

Zue, i too hope they still have the sotong so I can make squid sambal. sambal sotong tastes better with this type of squid kan

Maya, i miss that everyday esp weekend when i suddenly feel like some teh tarik!

Envy, good luck! Hope you found the boy scout sambal rojak.

Mama, if you're too lazy to drive, gotta call 1 of the friends to come and pick you up! lol. ps. yes i love apam! *wink*

ICook4Fun said...

oh....sotong kangkung. How I miss tee.. too bad I can't find this kind of sotong here :(

VG said...

I am droooooling.....

noobcook said...

This is a popular hawker food in Singapore as well. Yum yum~

Jo said...

This looks delicious and suddenly I wish I was at Gurney Drive.

Salt N Turmeric said...

Gert, memang susah cari fresh sotong camtu. I pun lucky terjumpa. Now i forgot kat whc store yang i beli. lol.

Vin, me too! lol.

Wiffy, im sure they do. Arent hawker food just yummy?

Jo, yes gotta admit Gurney Dr have yummylicious hawker food.

tigerfish said...

Sotong kangkong...where is the bee hoon? You reminded me of Satay Bee Hoon which is served with sotong and kangkong.

Flower said...

Sedapnye. Nanti kena cari kangkung dulu kat Perth ni. Sotong senang nak dpt. Teringin betul makan sotong kangkung ni.

Salt N Turmeric said...

Flower, kat perth ada jual kangkung tak?

Flower said...

Kat sini ada kangkung. Tp lupa pulak which musim. Pernah beli sekali, I buat kangkung goreng belacan utk makan ngan nasi lemak. Best lak tu.

Anonymous said...

Dear Author !
It is remarkable

Anonymous said...

Your fabulous sotong and kangkung reminds me of sotong & kangkung's stall I used to frequent at Padang Kota, Penang.Thank you for sharing.
Btw, I added the recipe for Bingka recipe that you asked me for.

Salt N Turmeric said...

Thank you kak! I shall go get the recipe. ;)