Asam Heh (Tamarind Fried Prawn)


  • 225 gm (8 oz) prawns with shell and heads
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp tamarind pulp
  • 3 Tbsp water
  • 1 Tbsp dark soy
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 3 Tbsp cooking oil


  1. Mix the tamarind pulp with 3 tablespoons water. Extract the juice from the tamarind by pressing the pulp through a sieve.
  2. Add the tamarind extract soy sauce, and sugar to the prawns and mix well. Marinate for 15 minutes. 
  3. Heat up a wok and add cooking oil. When hot put the prawns into the wok and stir fry until cooked and with slightly charred shells.