Steamed Savoury Fish Cake Putu Ikan

Preparation info
  • makes


    small cups or ramekins
    • Difficulty


Appears in
New Wave Asian: A Guide to the Southeast Asian Food Revolution

By Sri Owen

Published 2002

  • About

I make no apologies for including another dish created from my Indonesian repertoire. Originally, putu was a sweet snack called ‘kueh putu ayu’, ‘beautiful kueh putu’ or ‘cupcake’. Here I have reinvented it as a savoury starter, made with salmon or other fish such as trout or white fish. If you are concerned whether or not the steamed fish cake will separate and come out easily from the ramekins or cups in which it was cooked, use a glass ramekin, bring it