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Indonesian food comes from many sources of ingredients and spices, from various kinds of chillies, ginger, shallot, turmeric to coconut milk. Combining those natural spicy ingredients provides you unique dishes from Indonesia, the islands of spices...

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Pindang Patin ( Spicy and Sour Silver CatFish)

Patin fish (Silver Catfish) is a kind of freshwater fish that lives in river. It has a unique shape. Patin lives at the bottom of the river and starts hunting food during night.

Patin habitat is found in Riau Province, Indonesia. According to the local community, the fish used to be found only at The Indragiri River, River Siak, Sungai Kampar and Rokan River.

Patins that are fished from these rivers have a unique and distinctive aroma. In addition, fish from these rivers usually have longer and heavier sizes. In the era of 1970s to 1980s, the Riau people still see the patin fish length up to one meter more. Now, the original patin fish from the river is rarely found.

When the patin fish is cooked with right combination of spices, the aroma can arouse appetite . Thus, in a number of food stalls in Riau, they put patin fish dishes as one of the favorite Melayu Cuisines, such as "curry patin fish" and "spicy and sour patin fish".


1 kg Patin Fish (Silver Catfish), cleaned. Cut into 2 pieces, smear with 1 tbsp lime juice for about 15 minutes. Rinse.

3 stalks lemongrass, crushed

3 bay leaves

5 cm ginger, crushed

5 cm galangal, crushed

3 red tomatoes, cut into 4 pieces

5 green tomatoes, cut into 4 pieces

2 red chilli, finely sliced ± 2 cm

15 bird's eye chili

25 g basil leaves

3 tbsp tamarind water

2 tbsp sweet soy sauce

2 tbsp brown sugar

Salt to taste

Sugar to taste

Grind spices:

5 red chilies

6 cloves garlic

6 shallots

How to :

1. Boil grind spices, bay leaves, lemongrass, ginger, and galangal with 1250 cc of water in medium flame.

2. Add Patin Fish (Catfish) and other ingredients, add salt according to taste.

3. Continue to boil until fully cooked.


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