Sambal Goreng Tauco Labu Siam - Chayote in Fermented Soy Bean and Chili Sauce

Author: Anita Jacobson




Prep Time: 30 mins

Cook Time: 15 mins

Total Time: 45 mins

Serves: 4


  • 3 tablespoon oil
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 red anaheim chilies (Indonesian: cabe besar merah), slice diagonally
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon fermented soy bean (Indonesian: tauco)
  • 1 chayote (Indonesian: labu siam), about 350 gram, peeled and cut into matchsticks
  • 1 carrot (Indonesian: wortel), about 200 gram, peeled and cut into matchsticks
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 cup coconut milk (Indonesian: santan)
  • Grind the following into spice paste
  • 5 shallots (Indonesian: bawang merah)
  • 3 cloves garlic (Indonesian: bawang putih)
  • 4 red cayenne chilies (Indonesian: cabe keriting merah)
  • 3 candlenuts (Indonesian: kemiri)
  • 1 inch galangal (Indonesian: lengkuas)


  1. Heat oil and sauté spice paste, bay leaves, sliced chilies, and fermented soy bean until fragrant. About 4 to 5 minutes.
  2. Add chayote and carrot, season with salt and sugar, mix well and cook for 2 minutes.
  3. Pour the coconut milk, mix well, and cook until the sauce is thick and reduced.
  4. Turn off heat, transfer to a serving plate and serve immediately with steamed white rice.

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