• Kacang Buncis Goreng Belacan (French Beans With Shrimp Paste)

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    Kacang Buncis Goreng Belacan (French Beans With Shrimp Paste)
    Prep: 15 min Cook: 20 min Servings: 4
    by Navaneetham Krishnan
    370 recipes
    a typical Malaysian style; an amalgamation of chillies, belacan and fried ikan bilis/anchovies.


    • 15 (or about 300g) kacang buncis/french bean - remove string and cut into 1 inch length.
    • 2 tbsp ikan bilis/dried anchovies - soaked for 10 mins and drain off excess water
    • Lime juice - as needed
    • 1/2 tsp palm or white sugar
    • Salt for taste (just a pinch)
    • Oil as needed
    • For the chilli paste
    • 5 dried chillies
    • 3 shallots
    • 3 garlic
    • 1/2 inch roasted belacan/shrimp paste
    • blend/ground to a rough paste


    1. Fry anchovies in heated oil till crispy.
    2. Remove and keep aside.
    3. Leave about 2 tbsp of oil in the same wok/pan.
    4. Add chilli paste; fry till aromatic and oil splits.
    5. Put in buncis/beans.
    6. Stir and pour tad bit of water to cook and soften beans.
    7. (note; depends on the texture you prefer).
    8. Add fried anchovies, lime juice and salt (if needed)
    9. (note; belacan is salty, so please taste first)
    10. Give a good stir and dish out.

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