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
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!"