Ikan Kukus Kasturi

A quick and easy recipe to prepare healthy and delicious Malay style steamed fish. Great to have for any occassion, this recipe is simple to prepare even after a hard day at work.
Ikan Kukus Kasturi
Cooking Time
20 mins


  • 1 sea bass, scored slightly
  • 6 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 8 stalks onion, thinly sliced
  • 10 nos birds-eye chili
  • 3 stalks coriander
  • 1/2 cup (15gm) coriander leaves
  • 3 lemongrass stalks, thinly sliced
  • 2 pieces kaffir lime leaves
  • 2cm galangal, sliced
  • 2 tbsp. palm oil
  • Juice of 8 calamansi
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • 2 tbsp. fish sauce
  • 1/4 pineapple, roughly diced
  • 1 tomato, roughly diced


1. Place the fish into a food steamer.

*If you don’t have a food steamer, you can alternatively use a medium pot. Make a ring shape with aluminum foil and place into center of pot. Fill pot with water and boil. Then place heat resistant plate on top so that steam will pass through the ingredients.

2. Place all of the ingredients listed above onto the fish.

3. Steam for 20 minutes or until cooked through.

4. Serve immediately.