Category Archives: Sambal

Sambal Pencok Puteh

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Another sambal recipe that becomes my family’s favorite dish, Sambal Pencok Puteh. Unlike usual sambal that has red color, this sambal is white (puteh=putih=white). To add another differences, it is more liquify and poured onto mashed-steamed stuffs, like egg, eggplant, tempe, or tofu. Yes, steamed, not fried. Interesting, isn’t it ? ^^ And it is a finger-licking good and rice-consuming for sure. So, be prepared 😉

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Sambal Petis

Sambal Petis

Petis is a shrimp paste that is mix with dried coconut skin sugar (gula batok). It looks very.. hmm.. unappealing, but the taste is quite delightful. The taste and tecture is almost like caramel. There is 2 kind of petis, Petis Jawa (Javanese Petis) which is black and sweet, and Petis Madura (Maduranese Petis) which is brown and savory. To make it into sambal, well, of course by mixing it with chili(es) 😀

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Salsa(ish) Bacon


Some of you, specially ones who don’t live in Indonesia, may piss off about the (almost) impossible to get ingredients needed to make the Sambal Dabu Dabu .  (Psst, if you’re not.. please pretend that you are 😉 )

After making it, i try a little experiment which i’m sure will be succeed. How can i be sure ? Because i changed the Jambal Roti with BACON! hahaha Nothing goes wrong when bacon is included, am i right ? 😉 And i skipped the terasi as well. So, it is more and more similar to salsa.. (yes, that’s why i named it like above 😉 )

Let’s start the experiment *put my lab glass on* ^^

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Dried Salted Fish Sambal Dabu Dabu


Sambal is the famous authentic condiment from Indonesia. Its main ingredient is chilies, well.. lots of them. So, you surely can guess how a sambal should taste. Yeep.. hot!!

There are sooooo many way to make sambal in Indonesia: raw, boiled, fried, sliced, pestled; not to mention variants of ingredients we can mix with. For me, personally.. as long as they are tounge burning, they’re ALL delicious 😀

Sambal Dabu Dabu is originated from Sulawesi. It is very similar to Salsa, actually. We slice all the ingredient, and then pour hot cooking oil on it. But in this dish, we also use Terasi, also known as Garnalen paste or Shrimp paste.

Dried Salted Fish is another common ingredients in Indonesia. Since it is an archipelago, Indonesia is rich on sea products, especially of course, fish. In order to avoid fishes becoming stale, the fishes are salted and dried. For this dish, i use Jambal Roti, it is dried and salted Mayung Fish. It’s as thick as bread and has similar texture of bread. And the taste, you bet.. salty! That’s why we don’t need any salt.

It is very easy to make. There is no way we can go wrong. So.. what are you waiting for ? ^^

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