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Sauce Recipes

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 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

Bird eye chili lovers, you are going to love this one, super fiery hot bird eye chili sauce from the province of Aceh. This chili sauce is 100% guaranteed to…

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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

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

Each time I make pandan extract, I am left with pandan leaf pulp, which is actually still very flavorful. Throwing them away seems like a major waste, so I use…

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Pandan Extract

If you want to start your foray into making traditional Indonesian desserts, it is safe to say that you won’t go far before the recipes start calling for…

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Sambal Rebus - Boiled Chili Sauce

Sambal rebus is a must have for soto lovers. This fiery chili sauce is a breeze to make, with Thai chilies and shallots boiled until soft before pureeing with…

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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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Green Chili Pickle

Ever go to a market and buy some chilies? They never let you buy a small amount that you actually need, like can I get just 10 chilies, pretty please? Most…

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Garlic and Chili Sweet Sauce

This garlic and chili sweet sauce is easy to make and is the perfect sauce to go with all Chinese savory snack or dim sum items. There are many shops still in…

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Sambal Leunca - Green Nightshade and Chili Relish

Leunca or green nightshade is very common in Sundanese cuisine where this is one of the many vegetables in a lalapan. It looks like a mini green round eggplant,…

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