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Sambal Berambang Asem dan Bola Bayam - Chili and Tamarind Sambal with Spinach Balls

Sambal Berambang Asem dan Bola Bayam - Chili and Tamarind Sambal with Spinach Balls

Even simply boiled vegetables taste absolutely delicious when served with this umami-rich chili sauce made with red chilies, tamarind, and toasted shrimp paste.

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Sambal Kacang - Peanut Chili Sauce

Sambal Kacang - Peanut Chili Sauce

When I was younger, my parents used to take us to this seafood place where the specialty was boiled fresh shellfish such as clams, mussels, shrimps, and crabs.…

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Sambal Nenas - Pineapple Chili Relish

Sambal Nenas - Pineapple Chili Relish

Pineapple is always present in Indonesia, and it is only natural that we have a sambal (chili sauce or relish) made with pineapple. I always treat my fruit…

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Sambal Tomat - Tomato Chili Sauce

Sambal Tomat - Tomato Chili Sauce

Sambal tomat is a chili sauce from West Java, it is best paired with lalapan (blanched vegetables), fried tofu, fried tempeh, and fried chicken. Since the…

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Sambal Mangga - Mango Chili Relish

Sambal Mangga - Mango Chili Relish

Sambal mangga goes perfectly with grilled dishes, especially grilled seafood dishes like fish and shrimp. Using slightly underripe mango is best since the…

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Sambal Cabe Rawit Aceh - Acehnese Bird Eye Chili Sauce

Sambal Cabe Rawit Aceh - Acehnese Bird Eye Chili Sauce

If you are a self-professed lover of really hot chili sauce, you must try making this sambal cabe rawit Aceh made with Thai green bird-eye chilies.

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Sambal Tauco - Chili Sauce with Fermented Soy Bean

Sambal Tauco - Chili Sauce with Fermented Soy Bean

Tauco is Indonesian version of fermented soy bean, and the best in my opinion comes from Medan. I am partial see, since I grow up in Medan and that’s what…

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Pineapple Jam

Pineapple Jam

One of the most quintessential Chinese jam is pineapple jam, which is widely used as filling for pineapple tarts. Though these tarts are traditionally served…

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Coco Pandan Syrup

Coco Pandan Syrup

Not your ordinary simple syrup. Indonesian coco pandan syrup is infused with the fragrance of pandan leaves and the sweetness of coconut water.

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Pandan Extract

Pandan Extract

Learn how to make homemade pandan extract from fresh or frozen pandan leaves. Pandan extract is very common in Indonesian (and Southeast Asian) desserts.

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Sambal Rebus - Boiled Chili Sauce

Sambal Rebus - Boiled Chili Sauce

Whenever you make Indonesian soto (soups) at home, you must make sambal rebus to enjoy with your soto. Soto doesn't feel complete without this sambal.

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Ginger and Kaempferia Galanga Dipping Sauce

Ginger and Kaempferia Galanga Dipping Sauce

I grew up in a Cantonese family, so naturally white cut chicken (白切雞) is a familiar sight. After my grandparents passed away, somehow we have it less often, not…

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