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Goreng Babat
Asam Pedas
(Hot Sour Fried Tripe)

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  • 1 k (2 -2 1/2 lbs ) pre-cooked tripe
  • 5 shallots(small fresh onions) unpeeled and quartered
  • 3 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 5 red or green chilis seeded and halved
  • 80 mls (3 fl ozs) tamarind water
  • 1 teas ground ginger
  • 3" stalk lemon grass
  • teas ground coriander
  • 1 teas brown sugar
  • 1 teas salt
  • 2 kaffir lime leaves
  • litre( 8 fl ozs) oil


  • Put the tripe into a large saucepan with the shallots, garlic and chilis. Add the tamarind water, ground ginger, coriander, lemon grass, sugar and salt and lime leaves. Simmer for 30 mins. Leave to cool.
  • Remove the tripe and cut into small squares.
  • Heat the oil in a wok and fry the tripe a few pieces at a time until nicely browned.
  • Re-combine ingredients.

Source: Indonesian Food and Cookery

Serving suggestions
Add to stir fried vegetables. Serve with rice or noodles.
Serves 6.