what do u do when u run out of ingredients? Improvise of course- and sometimes you come up with unexpectedly nice food...
like this chili!!!
made KL black Hokkien noodles and Lily said to serve it with sambal belacan...couldn't locate any belachan in the house and decided to chop up some dried chili and fresh tiny bird's eye and soaked dried shamp and galangal...toasted the mixture in a pan for around 10 minutes til fragrant and added minced coriander, lemon juice, sugar and salt.
this chili can best be described as very 'shiok'- singaporean slang for 'excitingly delicious'??
3 dried chillies, soaked in water
5 bird's eyes (can be more if u can take the heat!)
2 tbs dried shrimp, rinsed and drained
galangal, a small piece around the size and thickness of a small coin, minced
2 sprigs of coriander, minced
lemon juice, 1/4 cup
water 2 tbs
salt 1/2 tsp
sugar 1 tsp
quantities of seasoning can be further adjusted to taste...
best served with stir fried dishes and also great with prawn crackers!!