Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Indonesian Sambal Prawn with Stinky Bean (Petai)

This dish is my old time favourite to be enjoyed with hot steam rice :) Sometimes instead of prawn I used deep fried boiled eggs ^^ My mom teach me how to make this and I improvised a bit according to my taste buds :)

Petai or Pete is a long flat plans that has edible beans along the plants. Some people said that the beans has some bitterness to it but to me I barely taste any bitter note when eating them. But the definite thing is that you mouth and pee with stink after consuming this! Pete plant looked like the pic below

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Unfortunately in Australia I can't get the fresh ones so I have to buy the frozen one which taste so much different. The flavor is more over powering and really stinks for me!


  • 2 medium french shallot
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 long red chilli
  • 5 small hot chilli (Amount can be adjusted depending on spicy level)
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Stinky beans
  • 300g Peeled prawns
  • Blend the chilli, garlic, shallot 
  • Heat oil in pan
  • Fry the blend spices until fragrance
  • set Aside
In other pan:
  • Heat oil in pan
  • Fry the Prawn til it changes colour
  • Put in stinky beans
  • Cook for 3-4mins
  • Put in the spices
  • Seasoned well with salt pepper and sugar
Serve with hot steam rice :)

Happy Eating ^^


  1. hi where do u buy the frozen ones in sydney?

    1. Hellow there.. U can find it in most of Oriental Supermarket.. Mostly in Kingsford, Maroubra and Randwick area..

  2. Nice information you have shared ! Definitely i will try to make at home

    1. Thanks! Do u try it and let me know how it goes :)

  3. Hi. Do you know where can i find iint Paramatta area? I really miss petai very much.

    1. Hi Daigoro.. I rarely go to Paramatta so I wouldn't know .. But if you go to the city, I guess u can try Miracle supermarket in World Square.. They should have it :)


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