Sayur Asam (Asam Rebus)

A must-have item on the menu for every Javanese Singaporean. This soup has some kind of appetizing effect because of the use of tamarind or (dried) sour starfuit as one of the ingredients.

Recipe for Sayur Assam
Ingredients for Sayur Asam:
Vegetable for the soup
  • 100 g long bean
  • 1 chayote
  • 50 g corn
  • 100 g young jackfuit
  • 50 g Gnetum gnemon leaves and fruits (Belinjau)
  • 50 g raw peanuts
  • 105 g galangal
  • 2 salam leaves
  • 20 g fresh tamarind or Asam Jawa tamarind paste, or 5 (dried) Belimbing sayur
Spice paste, using food processor grind the following ingredients:
  • 1 fresh red chili pepper
  • 2 shallot
  • 2 g belacan
  • salt to taste
  1. Clean the vegetables, cut into bite size
  2. Boil 1.2 liter of water in a pot
  3. Put the spice paste and the ingredients, with vegetables needs longer cooking time first (corn, peanuts, young jackfruit, etc.)
  4. Add salt and sugar to taste
Recipe Source: Cookbook:Sayur Asem
Image Credit: tephaniewong
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Sayur Asam (Asam Rebus) Sayur Asam (Asam Rebus) Reviewed by Singapore Food Recipes on January 02, 2012 Rating: 5


  1. eh..assam rebus pun ada kat sini? hehe

  2. You have some wonderful recipes, I am learning Singapore vegetarian cuisine .Inviting you to link some of your recipes to flavours of Singapore event at my blog
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    I am following your blog .will try the a car timun recipe today.

  3. I can’t wait to try this recipe. Look so yummy!


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