Wash and soak ½ cup of dried scallop for a couple hours until it's soft.
Then, drain the water and blend the scallop in a chopper. Don't need to be very fine. Little chunk is ok.
Wash and soak ½ cup of dried small shrimps for 15-30 minutes.
After that, drain the water and blend the dried shrimp in the chopper. (The same as dried scallops don't need to be very fine.)
Peel and wash 10 pieces of shallots (Small/medium sized).
Put the washed shallots into the chopper and blend a little bit.
Peel and wash 3 whole medium sized garlic.
Then, put the garlic into the chopper and blend them until they are small pieces.
Next, wash and soak ½ cup of dried chili pepper for 10-15 minutes.
Put the dried chili peppers into the chopper. Blend until small pieces. Then, add ¼ cup of fresh chili peppers and chop small pieces.
Pour 3.5 cups of vegetable oil in a pot. Use wooden chopsticks to test the oil if it is hot enough. There will be some bubbles around the chopsticks when the oil is hot enough.
Turn the fire to medium small, add the chopped shallot into hot oil. (Put the shallot slowly in case it will overflow.) Keep stirring once a while and simmering for 3 minutes.
After that, add the chopped garlic. Then, keep stirring once a while and simmering for 3 minutes.
Later, add the chopped dried and fresh chili peppers.
Next, add the chopped dried scallops and shrimps. Keep stirring and simmering for 10 minutes.
Lastly, add 1.5 tablespoons of salt and 1 tablespoon of sugar, mix well and simmering for another 5-10 minutes.