Cuttlefish and Kangkung Salad (鱿鱼蕹菜)

I've been craving for Penang food lately. I've decide upon a few dishes to try out and the following dish is one of them. Stay tune for more yummy Penang dishes! :-)

Cuttlefish and Kangkung Salad Recipe (鱿鱼蕹菜)

300g cuttlefish
300g kangkung
1 tbsp oil
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp sugar

3 tbs hoisin sauce
1 tsp belachan
5 red chillies
3 chilli padi
1.5 tbs prawn paste
1/2 tsp sesame oil
2 tbs tamarind juice (soaked in 1 cup of water)
2 tsp sugar
1.5 tbs toasted sesame seeds
6 tbs toasted peanuts (pounded coursely)

1) Cut the cuttlefish into thick strips. Clean the kangkung and cut into short strips.
2) Blanch the cuttlefish in boiling water for about 1 minute. Drain and put aside.
3) Add in oil, sugar and salt in a pot of boiling water, blanch the kangkung for about 20 seconds, drain and set aside.
4) Put the sauce ingredients in a saucepan and bring to boil.
5) Arrange the kangkung and cuttlefish in a plate, pour the sauce on top and serve with sesame seeds and peanuts.


Anonymous said…
Yummy!!! Too bad we don't have "hae Kor' here!!! Boo! Hoo!
Edith said…
I like this dish but hard chance to eat it as cuttlfish is not my family's favourite. Maybe got to dine solo :(.

Love the way you present it. Extremely tempting.
Rasa Malaysia said…
OMG, my favorite! Will be eating this next week. Hehe. You should go back to Penang, it's just a short flight away mah. ;)
Piggy said…
Hi Tricia,

ah, what a pity! maybe you should stock up more hae kor when you're in Malaysia or Singapore... :-)

Hi Edith,

My hubby is not that crazy over cuttlefish too. but I prefer it that way, so that i can have the dish all by myself! heehee...

Hi Bee Yinn,

You're going back to Penang, ya? how i envy you! :-)
Christina Kim said…
This is a close-to-home food:)
You must be a Malaysian!:D From Penang?:)
Piggy said…
Hi Christy,

Yes, I'm from Penang.. that explains why I have cravings for Penang food from time to time. ;-)
rokh said…
i can't wait for the secrets of penang cooking!