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Indonesian Grilled Fish

Indonesian Grilled Fish or Ikan Bakar Indonesia. Sounds mouthwatering right? I know. Especially if you are spicy food lover like me and if you love all those traditional Indonesian tastes, including sourness from lime juice and saltiness from tauchu/fermented soy beans and terasi/belacan. Remember, can you still recall (Sambal Goreng TeriSambal Terasi & Ikan Belado? Plus, how can forget the rest of our Malaysian dishes? Cooked alongside almost similar ingredients and akin a spicy pop in our mouth (Malaysian Fish Sambal, Ikan Masak Kicap & Stingray Spicy Sauce). Also, maybe I should mention other fish recipes from our Asian continent which showcases spiciness, sourness and saltiness (Thai Crispy Fish, Hong Kong Steamed Fish, Cambodian Fish Soup & Vietnamese Fish Soup) too. Generally, as far as I know and as far as I have seen on cooking programs, quite a fair bit of ingredients are marinated or mixed alongside Indonesian Grilled Fish prior to grilling. But for my version, I kept it simple for grilling (Grilled Salmon), yet, when grilled fish is dipped into the accompanied Indonesian style sambal I made, trust me, nothing is compromised because its still a major revelation of the much loved boldness (Spicy Grilled Fish, Grilled Fish In Banana Leaf & Grilled Fish Sambal Stuffed).

4 pieces of ikan kembung/fish - wash, pat dry and rub tad bit of salt all over. 

For the taucheo chilli dip
2 fresh red chillies
3 garlic
** pound/process roughly
1 tsp taucheo
A small piece of roasted terasi/belacan 
Lime juice - as needed
Gula Melaka/palm sugar - as needed
White part of spring onion - as needed (sliced/chopped)
1-2 tbsp of hot water

Pour a bit of oil in a heated portable grill. .
Grill fish on both sides till cooked - light brown yet still tender and moist.
Remove and keep aside.
Mix the ingredients for the dip and serve together.


  1. I am going to try that dip as dressing for my salad. looks yum. BTW that yogurt soup was yum.

  2. wow! nice pictures and recipes. Thank you for stopping by my blog. Look forward to follow you.

  3. Really that incident makes all of us shock and no answers till the way your fish makes me mouthwatering eventhough I did not eat seafoods.super nava

  4. It's always painful to hear of these disasters. I'm also following the news closely, wishing for the best.

    This looks like a Teochew dish with the taucheo. I'm a Teochew & my dad used to eat fish this style.

  5. Oh God! What a colourful photos. Grilled fish tastes nice with that wonderful dip. Yummy...

  6. Wow this fish luks delicious.....

  7. Hi Nava, your this grilled fish and taucheo dipping sauce look so appetizing. I sure need 2 bowls of rice. Really good, 2 thumbs up for you.

    Have a nice week ahead.

  8. Looks absolute delicious dear..!!

  9. I usually shallow fry fish, Not yet tried griled fish.

  10. the dip looks too yummy..I'm sure it tasted too great with grilled fish..lovely clicks dear...

  11. i have yet to try grilled fish. That looks very tempting. Great picture

  12. Yz lets pray to God to answer our prayers....n really mouthering recipe for grilled fish and the dip looks heavenly......

  13. Oh I wish some miracle happens and all is fine with the sad....
    Fish looks delicious....can't say much I am a vegetarian after all..

  14. Fish looks delicious and tempting dip...

  15. Hope god answers everybody's prays and plan is found..
    I am going to give dip a try , it looks so tempting
    Keep in touch

  16. Me encanta el pescado se ve delicioso,abrazos.

  17. Something as large as a plane could go missing really hard to believe.

    The grilled fish and the dip looks awesome.

  18. Thanks fr sharing the recipe.. lovely as always ..:)
    Please check out the latest post on my blog too.. Thank u ♥♥

  19. It feels sad and painful what those families are going through .
    Btw the fish looks yum

  20. A very new dish ! but looks so yum and tempting !

  21. Good recipe, wonderful pictorial presentation!

  22. Yes nava, missing plane has been question for all your prayers, only He knows the answers.... Grilled fish looks great with delecious sauce :)

  23. wow....wonderfully grilled and captured well

  24. me too wshg that all are safe.....
    coming to the recipes will make anyones mouth water...healthy and yummy

  25. Prayers..
    The recipe and the riot of colors look great..

  26. You can make grilled fish look so beautiful Nava. The dip as usual is packed with flavour. I am hungry every time I look at your photographs:-)
    I am checking the news several times for an update..high time the plane is located!

  27. Omg amazing cook a plate and yes I will take the glass of wine.


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