Kalio Udang Tempoyak (Shrimp cooked in Fermented Durian gravy)

Fermented durian, or tempoyak, is a traditional condiment in Malaysia and Indonesia – often mixed with coconut milk curries or pounded with chilies. A hit among durian lovers, this dish combines tempoyak with fresh shrimp and aromatic lemongrass. Best enjoyed with belacan and extra steamed rice!
Kalio Udang Tempoyak (Fermented Durian)
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Cooking Time
30 mins


  • 500 gm coarse shrimp
  • 15 birds-eye chili
  • 1 cm turmeric, fresh
  • 4 candlenut – Milled finely
  • 4 red chili
  • 8 onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tomato
  • 1 stalk lemongrass, crushed
  • 1/2 cup tempoyak (fermented durian)
  • 3 cups thick coconut milk
  • salt and sugar to taste


1. In a saucepan, mix the chilli, turmeric, candlenuts, onion, garlic, shrimp, lemongrass and coconut milk.

2. Let the ingredients boil slowly for 5-7 minutes.

3. Add tempoyak, salt and sugar and tomatoes. Cook for another 5 minutes until sauce thickens.

4. Serve and enjoy.

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