Sour Chicken Stew
Sour chicken stew is also known as gulai masam ayam. Chicken and tempoyak are quite a rare combination. Usually tempoyak is used with fish and other type of seafood to cut the fishy taste with its acidity and sour taste. However, in this case, the combination works. This dish is typically popular among the Pahang locals.
Besides tempoyak, other ingredients such as live turmeric, bird chilies, Vietnamese coriender leaves and asam slices. Some also put oyster mushrooms as a flavor enhancer.
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