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Pork Tenderloin with Soya Sauce,
Nutmeg and Cloves
Daging Babi Has Dalam Dengan Kecap Manis, Pala Dan Cengkeh

A more simplistic dish which is full of flavour. The pork can be replaced with fillets of fish, chicken breasts, beef tenderloin or tofu.

Serves 4


  • 600g pork tenderloin

  • 1/2 tsp salt

  • 1/2 tsp black pepper

  • 2 tbsp lime juice 2 tbsp vegetable oil

  • 4 tbsp sweet soya sauce

  • 6 garlic cloves, crushed, finely chopped and sautéed until brown

  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves

  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg

  • 2 tbsp lime juice

  • 50ml water

  • salt and black pepper to taste

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  1. Slice the tenderloin into 2 cm thick slices.

  2. Season with salt, black pepper and lime juice.

  3. Heat the frying pan and add oil 2 tbsp of vegetable to the pan.

  4. Place the pork slices into the hot pan and cook for 3 minutes on each side. Use two pans if your pan is not able to comfortably fit all the pork slices. (an additional 2 tbsp of oil would be needed if using 2 pans.)

  5. When the pork is cooked, put the slices into one pan. Add the cooked garlic, soya sauce, cloves, nutmeg and lime juice. Mix well and simmer for 5 minutes.

  6. Serve with hot steamed rice and green vegetables.

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