Friday, March 15, 2013

Terengganu Papaya Salad (Gohnyok)

I was planning to make this last October during Malaysian Food Fest Terengganu, but somehow I didn't find the time. Glad I finally did :)

Very refreshing and addictive!
And it goes well with the fish crackers!
Recipe is from Phong Hong Bakes
What you need:
unripe papaya, grated
cucumbers, sliced
pineapple, sliced

For dressing :

1 can tuna flakes (mash finely) (Ididn't use)
150 ml water
50 ml vinegar
1 tbsp asam jawa paste (tamarind paste) (I mixed with a little water, soaked for a few minutes and discarded the seeds)
15g gula melaka (palm sugar)
2 tbsp sambal belacan
sugar to taste
fish sauce to taste

To make dressing :
  1. In a pot mixed water, vinegar, asam jawa paste and gula melaka
  2. Bring to a boil and simmer until gula melaka dissolved. Remove from heat
  3. Add sambal belacan and sugar and fish sauce to taste
To assemble:
  1. Put the salad ingredients in a bowl and add dressing
  2. Toss and serve with keropok (fish crackers)

Healthy and yummy, great for this currently hot hot hot weather
I surely will make this again :)


  1. I always like this type of fruity salad. Sweet and refereshing but I never try salad with tuna fish though. I have to try this one day. Thanks for sharing.

    1. hi Gert, yeah I didin't use tuna either this time, perhaps next time :)

  2. This is truly it!

  3. Fresh and fruity...I would definitely ask for a 2nd helping!

    1. hahaha yeas its pretty irresistable, Angie :) thks!

  4. Hi Alice,

    I have bookmarked this from PH too but didn't manage to find unripe papaya to make these... *sign*

    All I do now is to look at yours and drool :p


    1. i guess its not easy to find tropical fruits over there in Australia..
      sure u can enjoy mine first :)
      meanwhile i wish u best of luck in finding the unripe papaya, this is a must try during summer days :)

  5. you just reminded me that i want to make that Kay Hong ( braised chicken )!



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