Spicy dried shrimp relish

If you love porridge, especially plain rice porridge, this is the dish that I would highly recommend you want to have with your porridge. This dish is so simple, yet so delicious, and will be sure to fire up your appetite.

I did not know about this dish until I was introduced to it by my hubby, who is a teow chew. They love porridge, so this dish is a common side relish that my in-laws have together with plain rice porridge.

There is no fixed recipe for this dish, just adjust according to your taste buds. However, here is a rough guide on what you need.

Ingredients that you need:

20g of good quality dried shrimp
1/2 long chilli – sliced thinly (optional – leave it out if you don’t want it spicy).
2 – 3 Tbsp light soy sauce
2 shallots sliced thin
1 tspn lime juice (adjust accordingly)


  1. Soak dried shrimp in warm water for 10 minutes or until softened.
  2. Drain and add in chilli, soy sauce, and shallot, and squeeze the lime juice over the shrimp and toss together.
  3. Let it sit for a few minutes to allow the flavour to develop further.
  4. Serve with rice porridge or congee.

This is so yum and easy to prepare. Give it a go and let me know how you enjoy it.

You can get Malaysian Dried Shrimp from

Nyonyalicious Online store