1. Pound together ingredients for chili paste until pulverized.
2. Bring water to a boil and stir in chili paste
3. Bring to a boil again and add galangal
4. Add dried fish and cook until tender.
5. Add acacia insuvais
6. Add chilies and cook 1-2 minutes. Remove from heat.
Galangal flowers or chikuk can be added also. Do not overcook acacia insuvais as it will spoil the taste.