Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Rojak Sauce

Shrimp paste (Hae Ko 虾膏), 2 tbsp
Gula Melaka* (palm sugar 揶糖), 2-3 tbsp
Tamarind (Assam 亚参) juice extract, from 2 tbsp Assam pulp soaked in ½ cup warm water
Red fresh chilli**, pound to paste, 2-3 pcs
Peanut, roasted, remove coat and roughly crushed, ½ cup
Salt, ½ tsp

* Can replace with brown or white sugar
** Can use additional or replace with chilli padi for desired spiciness

1. Mix all ingredients till homogenous.

(a) S'pore Rojak
Mix sauce with cut cucumber, jicama (bangkuang), fried beancurd (tau pok), pineapple, boiled bean sprouts (豆芽), boiled kangkong (空心菜), you char kway (油条), ginger flower (姜花), toasted cuttlefish/squid.

(b) Fruit Rojak
Mix sauce with cut green mango, guava, pineapple, buah jambu air (water apple 水苹果) and buah kedondong.


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