Sayur Asam (Asam Rebus)

Sayur Asam (Asam Rebus)
A must-have item on the menu for every Javanese Singaporean. This soup has some kind of appetizing effect because of the use of tamarind or (dried) sour starfuit as one of the ingredients.

Recipe for Sayur Assam
Ingredients for Sayur Asam:
Vegetable for the soup

  • 100 g long bean
  • 1 chayote
  • 50 g corn
  • 100 g young jackfuit
  • 50 g Gnetum gnemon leaves and fruits (Belinjau)
  • 50 g raw peanuts
  • 105 g galangal
  • 2 salam leaves
  • 20 g fresh tamarind or Asam Jawa tamarind paste, or 5 (dried) Belimbing sayur

Spice paste, using food processor grind the following ingredients:

  • 1 fresh red chili pepper
  • 2 shallot
  • 2 g belacan
  • salt to taste


  1. Clean the vegetables, cut into bite size
  2. Boil 1.2 liter of water in a pot
  3. Put the spice paste and the ingredients, with vegetables needs longer cooking time first (corn, peanuts, young jackfruit, etc.)
  4. Add salt and sugar to taste

Recipe Source: Cookbook:Sayur Asem

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

3 thoughts on “Sayur Asam (Asam Rebus)”