Without further ado, here's a typical and authentic Malaysian side dish. Its a perfect addition when you need something spicy especially for rice or nasi lemakYogurt Rasam Coriander Rasam).
Or just go with whatever your like. It consist of fried anchovies, red chilies, large onion, lemongrass and bouncy long beans.
1 cup anchovies - soak for about 10 minutes and drain off excess water.
10 long beans -cut into 1 inch length.
2 tbsp dried chili paste
1 lemongrass - smashed/crushed
1 large onion - slice into rings
3-4 garlic - sliced/chopped
1 tbsp (or as per taste) calamansi lime juice
Oil as needed
Salt for taste
Heat oil; fry anchovies till crispy and crunchy.
Remove and keep aside.
Leave about 2 tbsp of oil in the same frying pan.
Add garlic, lemongrass and onion.
Fry for about 1 min.
Put in chili paste; fry till oil splits.
Add long beans; pour lime juice and season with salt.
Cook for a texture you prefer.
(Note: pour a bit of water if needed)
Lastly add fried anchovies.
Stir to combine in and remove from heat.
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