Sambal Belacan Tua Tau
Since today is polling day and all the tua tau are walking here and there anxiously at the various places, I thought it would be befitting to cook a very delicious Sambal Belacan Tua Tau to celebrate this milestone moment.
I bought 1 kg of tua tau from the guy that had the most fish left, just to help him out. Of course I know at this time, his tua tau sure cannot make it one. But I wanted to help him. So I bought as much as I could.
And while washing the tua tau, surely as the sun sets in the evening, there was an awful stench of rotting flesh. Okay, you know I am joking right?!
They weren’t the freshest tua tau but after frying it with Sambal Belacan, they were all united in flavour. Delicious.
1 kg of Tua Tau (clams, not sure what it is called on English)
6-7 cloves of Garlic (crushed)
4 tbsp Sambal Belacan (you can add more if you like)
1. Wash and rinse the clams/mussels or whatever you want to call it. Make sure they are rinsed thoroughly as they are very dirty. I usually wash and rinse until the water is clear.
2. Heat some oil in a wok/pan. Fry the crushed garlic cloves until fragrant. Then add the washed clams/mussels into the wok to cook. Scoop the sambal belacan onto the top of the clams/mussels. Cover the lid and turn up the heat.
3. Steam until all the clams/mussels open up from their sleep and stir the clams/mussels until the sauce is well mixed. Serve with plain porridge.