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Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Mince Meat & Tomato Relish (Nam Prik Ong)

I have bookmarked this Mince Meat & Tomato Relish after watching an episode on TLC when Poh travelled to Thailand quite awhile ago.  Oh, you know Poh ~ Poh Ling Yeow, the runner up of Masterchef Australia 1st season.  I'm a big fan of hers; she always have that big beautiful smile on her face!

Though it might not seem anything special about this relish but wait till you cooked and tasted it!

Mince Pork & Tomato Relish (Nam Prik Ong)
Recipe sourced from Poh's Kitchen with slight change

7 dried red chilli  (I added 10 pcs)
1-2 tablespoons crushed garlic
1 shallot
2 teaspoons shrimp paste
½ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon soy bean paste

Tomato and minced pork relish
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
200g pork mince (I used lesser)
2/3 cup chopped tomato
¼ cup (60ml) water
½-1 teaspoon fish sauce
½ teaspoon sugar (optional)
¼ cup roughly chopped coriander
¼ cup roughly chopped spring onion

To make the paste, place all the ingredients together in a mortar and using pestle pound to a smooth paste.

Place a wok over a medium-low heat and heat oil. Add paste and cook for 2 minutes or until fragrant. Add the pork mince and stir-fry for 1 minute. Add chopped tomato and cook for a further 1 minute.
Add water to the wok, bring to boil and season with fish sauce and sugar. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes, or until relish reduces and thickens.
To serve, sprinkle relish with coriander and spring onions, before serving with sticky rice and condiments

If I am not mistaken, whenever Poh tasted any dishes, her favourite words are "It's so gooooood!".  And here, I can say that this relish is indeed "sooooooo gooooooooood!"


  1. Mel, looking at the ingredients I can imagine that this relish is really, really good! I simply have to make this relish :)

  2. Mel your relish looks sooooooooo gooooood! Already bookmarked. Thanks for bring to our attention this mouth watering mince meat tomato relish.

  3. This not only easy to cook, and yet it sound so yummy, have to cook this one day..

  4. i'm so hungry just looking at this! tummy's making all sorts of noise too! it's too difficult to diet.. i'm off to the pasar ramadans!^^

  5. Oh.. Hmm... I dunno who's Poh... But I know who's Mel Mel! The queen of kumquat... And if u say its sooooooo goooooood, ok..... I will keep this recipe... But because it's u orh

  6. Hi Mel, like you've said ... 'soooo gooood' But use mortar and pestle to pound the ingredients ... this is something I don’t like to do :( Anyway I don't have this pair in my kitchen lol >○< will use grinder ^-^!

  7. Can imagine how goooooood it is :)) Must be bursting in flavours with belacan, tauchew and also fish sauce in it!

  8. minced meat and tomatoes look delicious!