Youtiao Rojak
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Total time
Recipe type: Appetizer
Cuisine: Asian
Serves: serves 3 - 4
  • 4 strips you tiao (Chinese crullers)
  • Handful of bean sprouts – blanched in hot water for 30 secs
  • 1 stalk ginger flower
  • 1 tbsp prawn paste
  • 2 tbsp tamarind paste
  • 1 ½ tbsp sugar (or more if you like it sweeter)
  • Juice from 1 small calamansi / lime
  • 1 tsp sambal chilli (optional)
  • 3 tbsp ground peanut
  • Garnish:
  • 1 calamansi / lime
  1. Place the youtiao into a preheated oven at 200°C for 5 – 7 mins. This will give them a crispy texture. Alternatively, you could toast them in a griller.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, add in prawn paste, tamarind paste, sugar, chilli (if using) and mix well. Give it a taste and adjust with more tamarind or sugar if necessary. The flavor profile is sweet and tangy.
  3. Using a pair of scissors, snip thin slivers of the ginger flower into the mixture. You’ll need to use only ¼ - ½ of the stalk.
  4. Cut the youtiao into bite size portions (I like to use the scissors) and put them into the bowl.
  5. Add in the bean sprouts, ground peanut and toss everything evenly together.
  6. Transfer onto a large plate and serve immediately.
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