Recipe adapted from Hawker Secret Recipes
300g medium prawns
5o g tamarind paste (assam paste)
100 ml water
1 teaspoon chopped garlic
1/4 teaspoon salt
4 tablespoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon dark soy sauce
1 teaspoon ginger juice
1 teaspoon "Shaoxing" wine (Chinese cooking wine)
~1) Rinse the prawns and drain well, parboil in the hot oil for a while. Remove and drain well, leave aside.
~2) Mix tamarind paste with water, squeeze and reserve the tamarind water.
~3) Heat up 1 tablespoon oil, saute garlic until fragrant, add in tamarind water and seasoning, bring to boil. Add prawns, stirring constantly at high heat until the sauce is absorbed or slightly dried. Dish up and serve.