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Garang Asem

  • Easy
  • Spicy

Serve: 5 Person

Steamed chicken with sour fresh taste of bilimbi

  • 1 whole chicken, cut into 12
  • 2 thumb-size greater galangal, sliced
  • 7 bilimbi, sliced
  • 12 bay leaf
  • 24 red bird's eye chilies
  • Cooking oil
  • Water

Spice paste

  • 11 shallots
  • 7 garlic
  • 7 curly red chilies
  • 1 thumb-size ginger
  • 1 thumb-size turmeric, toasted
  • 1 teaspoon shrimp paste, toasted
  • Salt

Bilimbi gives a fresh sourness to the taste of this steamed chicken


  1. Mix well chicken and spice paste.
  2. Add greater galangal and bilimbi, mix well again.
  3. Lay flat banana leaf. Place bay leaf on banana leaf, then place chicken pieces. Add red bird's eye chili, pour oil then water.
  4. Wrap and stick with bamboo stick. Steam until chicken looks cooked.
Dapur Rasamasa

This recipe has been tested in Dapur Rasamasa (Rasamasa Kitchen)


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