Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Goreng Pucuk Paku (Fried Wild Fern Shoots)

Ready to be eaten with rice.
As promised, I'm posting all the backlog of recipes that I have today and tomorrow. I actually started early with the Masak Asam Ikan Tenggiri Masin. ;-) I'm so good! Hahaha!

This one is really an easy one. I'm not that much of a vegetable eater but this is definitely one of my favourite vegetable dish. Very Negeri Sembilan... I think lah. I think you can get the wild fern shoots from any good wet market here. Bibik did the shopping for this and also the cooking for this dish. So enjoy!

The Ingredients
• Wild fern shoots (pucuk paku). Separate the leaves and the stems. The softer part of the stems can be included in this dish.
• 1 red chili (cili merah).
• 2 to 3 garlic (bawang putih).
• A handful of dried anchovies (ikan bilis), cleaned and washed.
1/4 anchovy cube (kiub ikan bilis). Try get the one without MSG.
• Course salt.

The Method
• Pound the red chili, salt and the garlic till its fine. Then add the washed and cleaned dried anchovies and pound it lightly to break it.
• Heat up your wok with some oil. Once its heated, add the pounded ingredients into the oil and leave to cook.
• Add the anchovy cube and mix well.
• Then add the stems first to the mix so that it starts cooking first since it takes a bit longer to cook the stems because its harder.
• When the stems are cooked and its soft enough, add the leaves into the mix. Mix them well. You'll see the leaves shrinking. Leave it for a minute while mixing it. And when its cooked...its ready to be served. ;-)

Senang kan? Hahaha. Its delicious as well eaten with steamed rice. Here's the video.

So... masak lah dengan kasih sayang. Memang lagi sedap. Enjoy!


  1. Good anti toxins ! mama xx

  2. exactly wat i'm lookin' for...thanx

  3. Great recipe and video- thanks. I bought some of these at the market in Kelantan this morning and had no idea what do do with them.

  4. I just made this for lunch, a couple of garlic cloves, a knob of ginger, a red chillies and fish sauce, instead of dried anchovies (my wife doesn't like belachan or anchovies) and finished with a squeeze of lime juice - delicious for lunch!

    Thanks for the recipe and video. We've lived in Borneo for ages and have eaten this many times at restaurants, but have never made it at home