Petai (Stink bean) have a pervasive smell, just like durian or blue cheese either you like it or hate it. Anyway, Petai bean is a very high nutritious local vegetable and with many healing properties (here), but petai contains certain amino acids so the smell itself will lingers in the mouth and urine for up to 2 days after consumption. That's why I only eat petai during weekend or holiday to avoid that stink smell spread into office toilet, it's very embarrassing (paiseh) for me, haha....
This is a quick and simple sambal petai recipe.
Homemade Sambal paste (recipe refer here)
Petai (Stink Beans)
Sambal Petai (Sambal Stink Beans) 简易版叁巴臭豆
1 bowl of petai/stink beans
1 big onion, sliced
3-4 tbsp plum sauce
1/2 tbsp sugar
3-4 tbsp homemade sweet sambal paste
1 tbsp cooking oil
- Heat up a pan, add oil, stir fry the sliced onion until soft and slightly transparent.
- Add in sambal paste and stir fry for a while.
- Put in petai bean and stir fry for 2 minutes.
- Lastly, add plum sauce and sugar stir fry until mixed well.
- Served with steamed rice.