Rojak buah is a fruit salad which can be found in Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore. Penang, in Malaysia for example is popular for this salad. The word ‘rojak’ means mixture in colloquial Malay while ‘buah’ translates into fruits. The special shrimp paste used in this fruit salad is the star ingredient. Mixing the crunchy fruits and vegetables in the sauce gives fresh flavours an interesting savoury twist to it. Most importantly, it complements well with the crunchy peanuts and sesame seeds that are added.
The sauce for rojak buah is made of sweet soy sauce, sugar, water and most importantly, ‘petis udang’. Petis udang is a thick shrimp paste with the consistency of molasses. Although it can be compared to 'belacan' or 'terasi', petis udang is sweeter in flavour unlike the other two which are very salty.
The sauce for rojak buah can be kept in the refrigerator for up to 7 days. Store it in a sterilized clean airtight container.
Preparation is rather simple because it mainly involves cutting and mixing the ingredients together evenly. You will love this sweet and spicy salad once you have a taste of it.
Rojak Buah Petis is also known as: Rojak Buah PetisRojak buah
Toast sesame seeds and nuts on a dry pan until fragrant. Leave aside. Toast belacan.
Blend dried chillies and toasted belacan.
In a pan, add sweet soy sauce, petis udang, water and sugar. Cook over medium heat. Add blended chilli paste. Cook until sauce thickens. Leave aside to cool.
Meanwhile, cut fruits and vegetables into bite-size pieces. Mix sauce with the fruits and vegetables. Garnish with nuts and sesame seeds.