Wednesday, September 14, 2011

My Mom's Stir-Fry Sambal Winged Bean (Kacang Botol)with Shrimp

One of my favorite exotic bean is Winged Bean or known as Four Angle Bean or in Malaya it's called as Kacang Botol..My mom's know I loves this bean alot.I remember when I was young we used to grown kacang botol plants at our backyard.While I was in Malaysia during summer vacation,my mom tried to cooked this bean for dinner as many time as she can..I think we had this bean once a week even though most of my family is not fond of this bean....too bad my mom tried to pleased me.That is why I miss my mom cooking.I can't believed myself that I didn't cook or bake for the whole 9 weeks!! maybe I did.. once or twice ,that it!! The reason why I like Kacang botol is because the texture of this bean is smooth and crunchy once you bite into it..If you didn't try this bean yet and have a chance to get some from your local market,why not?

1 bundle kacang botol,about 1 lb or more washed and sliced
15 medium salt water shrimp,remove shell and washed

3 shallot,remove skin
1 bulb garlic,remove skin
5-7 red chili,cut,remove some seeds and washed
4-5 birds chili*optional*
1/2 inch toasted belacan(shrimp paste)
4-5 tbsp oil
salt to taste
2 tbsp tamarind mix with 2-3 tbsp water,remove pulps(used juice only)
1-2 tbsp sugar
1:Combined garlic,shallot ,belacan and chilies in grinder or food processor.Blend until fine.Prepare oil in wok or skillet at medium high heat.Remove the spices to a heated wok or skillet with hot oil. Sauteed spices until fragrant,about 1-2 minutes.
2:Toss in shrimp,sauteed for 1 minutes before add in cut four angle bean(kacang botol),salt,sugar and tamarind juice.Stir-fry all the ingredients for about 5 minutes.Check the seasoning.
3:Remove the beans from heat.Dish out and serve warm with steamed rice or noodle.


Christopher C said...


Little Corner of Mine said...

I miss this four angle bean, I wonder why they don't sell this in U.S.

ICook4Fun said...

I found this bean only once at the Vietnamese store and nothing after that. Did you bring any seeds back here to plant?

My Asian Kitchen said...

Thank you for dropping by ☺

yes mee too...still can't find this bean here in US..

oh!! didn't think about bring the seeds back wt me..My mom gave me some bunga telang seeds wt me..should bring some home wt

mycookinghut said...

I am drooling!!

Pauly Wolley said...

Hi Lesley, found your blog after Googling 'where to get four angle beans in NYC'. Was hoping you might have some advice, especially after seeing the delicious recipe above. Sounds like you haven't found any either? The odd thing is I regularly found them in SE Asian markets in Chicago, but have had no luck at all since moving to NYC. Would love to know if you ever find a local source! (Malaysian expat, quite desperate lah.) Meanwhile, just want to say your blog is great. Thanks!

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Hi!! My name is Lesley and I'm a simple SAHM(stay at home mom) who currantly live in Long Island,New York with my daughter Mishu and hubby Eliot .I'm Malaysian who live in US and A for many many moon and I'm also a person who love to eat, cook and bake. If you have any suggestions ,questions or comments please feel free to email me at beachlover1917atyahoodotcom. To know more about my life or my kitchen you can always hop over to my other 2 blog.