Lontong Sayur Lemak

Vegetables in Coconut Milk with Compressed Rice

Preparation info
  • Serves


    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      50 min

Appears in
The Food of Singapore: Simple Street Food Recipes from the Lion City

By Djoko Wibisono

Published 2015

  • About

This seasoned vegetable stew with Lontong is served as part of a main meal or as a meal on its own for breakfast or lunch.


  • 2 cakes pressed tofu, about 500 g (1 lb), cubed and deep-fried
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  1. Prepare the Lontong by following the instructions. Unwrap the Lontong from the banana leaf or cheesecloth and slice into chunks. Set aside.
  2. To make the Spice Paste, grind the dried prawns, coriander, galangal, turmeric, chillies, shallots and garlic in a mortar or blender until fine, adding a little oil if necessary to keep th