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Sambal Leunca - Green Nightshade and Chili Relish

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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Sambal Bajak - Multi Chili Relish

Sambal Bajak - Multi Chili Relish

Sambal bajak is slightly sweeter and milder compared to sambal terasi. This delicious Indonesian chili sauce has great flavors and is great with fried dishes.

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Sambal Bawang - Shallot and Chili Relish

Sambal Bawang - Shallot and Chili Relish

One of my favorite sambal and one of the easiest too. Shallots and Thai (bird eye) chilies are the main ingredients. You can grind these to a rough paste with a…

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Sarada No Gomae - Salad with Sesame Dressing

Sarada No Gomae - Salad with Sesame Dressing

I am not a big fan of salad, but I do have a soft spot for Japanese salad, mainly due to the lovely sesame dressing. The nuttiness and aroma of freshly toasted…

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Sambal Terasi Matang - Cooked Shrimp Paste Chili Sauce

Sambal Terasi Matang - Cooked Shrimp Paste Chili Sauce

Sambal terasi matang is the fully cooked version of iconic Indonesian shrimp paste chili sauce. Use it with vegetables, or to perk up any Indonesian food.

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Sambal Cabe Ijo Padang - Padang Green Chili Relish

Sambal Cabe Ijo Padang - Padang Green Chili Relish

This is your basic sambal cabe ijo for Padang cuisine fans out there. This chili sauce, though I would personally call this a relish instead of sauce due to its…

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Rujak Buah - Fruit Salad with Spicy Palm Sugar Sauce

Rujak Buah - Fruit Salad with Spicy Palm Sugar Sauce

Let's make Indonesian rujak buah/fruit salad and serve it with the iconic spicy palm sugar sauce. This colorful salad is gluten-free and can feed a crowd.

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Sambal Cabe Ijo Teri Goreng - Fried Anchovies in Green Chili Sauce

Sambal Cabe Ijo Teri Goreng - Fried Anchovies in Green Chili Sauce

Sambal cabe ijo is a popular Padang cuisine chili sauce, great with almost everything, and even the humblest boiled cassava leaves (daun singkong rebus) tastes…

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Saus Cuko Pempek - Palembang Fish Cake Sauce

Saus Cuko Pempek - Palembang Fish Cake Sauce

Pempek is deep fried fish cakes served with its signature dark fiery sauce hailing from the city of Palembang, the provincial capital of South Sumatra. The…

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Chicken Satay with Chili Soy Sauce

Chicken Satay with Chili Soy Sauce

To me, chicken stay (or any satay) conjures up images of street side hawker seller patiently fan a charcoal grill to cook the satay to perfection. The smell of…

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Ayam Dabu-Dabu - Pan Fried Chicken with Dabu-Dabu Sauce

Ayam Dabu-Dabu - Pan Fried Chicken with Dabu-Dabu Sauce

Dabu-dabu sauce, a.k.a sambal dabu-dabu, is a fresh and fiery chili sauce from Manado, the provincial capital of North Sulawesi. Made form tomatoes, chilies,…

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Lalap Sambal Terasi - Sundanese Vegetables with Shrimp Paste Chili Relish

Lalap Sambal Terasi - Sundanese Vegetables with Shrimp Paste Chili Relish

Learn how to prepare lalap, Indonesian most popular vegetable platters, and serve it with sambal terasi, utterly delicious and umami-rich chili sauce.

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