Tekwan (Fish Ball Soup)

 

tekwan

 

This week i made tekwan. I combine all the recipe that i got from my friends. Try to make it simple and easy. I modified the recipe as I wish, lol. Tekwan is one of traditional fish soup originally from Palembang, South Sumatera – Indonesia. The most important thing from tekwan is fish ball and prawn soup. The fish ball is different from fish ball that sold in most asian store. Actually the recipe for tekwan is easy and you don’t have to make the shape as round as a ball. So don’t you worry about the shape, lol. All the soup never failed to satisfied my family so is tekwan. Even I am allergic to prawn but for tekwan I dare to take a risk for my allergic effect. Its soooooooo delish……soooo drooling……

TEKWAN

Ingredients:

For Tekwan (Fish ball):
300 gr fish
4 eggs white
1 tsp salt
100 gr prawn
100 gr sago/tapioca flour
1 garlic
1/4 tsp pepper

For Soup:
200 gr prawn
5 garlic
10 Cloud Ear Fungus / black fungus (Jamur Kuping), soak in water
30 dried lily flower, soak in water
2 tbs salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1 block fish powder

Methods :

  1. Tekwan, Blend garlic, fish and prawn using blender. Add egg white, sago/tapioca flour, salt and pepper. Make a ball shape using spoon. Put in boiling water and cooked until fish ball float. Set aside.
  2. For soup: Boil prawn in 2000ml water. Add garlic, salt, pepper and fish powder. Let it boiled.
  3. Put in tekwan, black fungus, tuberose, salt, pepper and fish powder. Let it boiled.
  4. Ready to serve

For more information about tekwan, you can visit here.

Siomay

 

Ingredients:

  • 375 gr fish (I used fish paste)
  • 300 gr prawn
  • 350 gr chicken breast
  • 3 cloves shallot (Here I used 1 shallot, because the size is bigger than shallot in indonesia)
  • 4-5 cloves garlic
  • 1 egg
  • 300-400 gr tapioca/sago flour
  • 2 tbs dried prawn
  • 1 tbs garlic powder
  • salt, sugar and pepper to taste
  • 1 pack wonton skin
  • 2-3 spring onion, thin slices
  • 2 potatoes, steamed
  • 1/4 cabbage, steamed
  • 4 eggs, boiled

Methods:

  1. Mince chicken and prawn.
  2. Ground shallot and garlic.
  3. Mixed fish paste, chicken and prawn mince with grounded ingredients. Add egg, salt, sugar, pepper, dried prawn and garlic powder.
  4. Then add tapioca/sago flour gradually. After the flour mixed well, you can add spring onion.
  5. Take one wonton skin, spread oil on it and put the mixture on the other side and make a bowl shape with your hand. The oil make siomay not stick each other when you put it in the steamer.
  6. Repeat it until all the wonton skin finished. While you do that, you can heat up the steamer. ┬áDon’t forget to spread oil on the steamer.
  7. Put all the ready mixture into steamer and cook for about 10-15 minutes.
  8. Ready to serve with peanut sauce.
  9. How to serve : Put boiled potato and egg, cabbage and siomay on a plate. Pour the peanut sauce on the top of it.
Note: if you don’t like peanut sauce, you can just use sweet soy sauce or no sauce at all.