Really quick Balinese sambal matah

Sambal matah (Balinese raw sambal) is a spice mix that can take any piece of meat or fish from ordinary to wow in 5 minutes. It’s one of my absolute favourites and this recipe will make enough for 4-6 people. I like making it with a mix of red and green chillies (the hotter the […] → Continue Reading Really quick Balinese sambal matah

Really simple sambal tomat – Tomato and chilli sauce

Sambal tomat (spicy tomato sauce) is a must-have recipe for anyone interested in Indonesian cooking. Sambal of various kinds are served with almost all Indonesian dishes and sambal tomat is one of the most versatile varieties of this family of sauces. You can serve it with anything from ayam goreng (fried chicken) to vegetables, or […] → Continue Reading Really simple sambal tomat – Tomato and chilli sauce

Kecap manis and tomato ketchup: long-lost cousins?

Those of you who’ve visited Indonesia already will know what kecap manis is. In fact, there may well be several die-hard kecap fans out there – it is pretty addictive stuff, after all. If you’ve not heard of it before, kecap manis is a kind of thick, dark, sweet soy sauce common in Indonesia. It’s […] → Continue Reading Kecap manis and tomato ketchup: long-lost cousins?