Ketoprak : Vermicelli Noodles With Tofu And Peanut Sauce

It's been long time I was visited Jakarta and the most unforgetable moment when I enjoyed the special Jakarta's traditional culinary,Ketoprak. Sold as push chart along the street.It's consist of rice stick noodles, bean sprouts, fried tofu, peanuts, sauce and cracker also some serve with lontong (riced cake steamed in banana leaves). To make francier, You can threw in some satay.

What you will need :
1 piece of firm tofu
3,5 oz (100 gr ) bean sprout (precooked)
3,5 oz (100 gr) rice stick noodles /beehoon (precooked)
2 cloves garlic
6 red chilis (more if you like spicier)
1,5 oz (50 gr) raw peanut (deep fried)
2 tbsp sweet soy sauce
1 tbsp of tamarind mix with 6 tbsp of water
a pinch of salt for season
Vegetable oil for frying
Fried shallots
Sweet soy sauce
Prawn crackers or whatever cracker you like.

Instruction :
  • Deep fry tofu until golden brown and then let it cool and cut into small cubes.
  • In a food processor, blend fried peanut, garlic and chilis. Add tamarind juice, sweet soy sauce and season with salt. Mix well, it should form a peanut sauce.
  • In individual serving plate, portion the noodles, bean sprout and fried tofu. Pour sauce over and garnish with fried shallots. add more sweet soy sauce as you desire. Serve with prawn crackers.

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