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Rojak Buah Petis

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'Rojak buah petis' is a tangy fruit and vegetable salad with a tinge of spiciness. It uses a sticky and sweet black fermented shrimp paste as a dressing. It is a popular salad in Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore.

Total Time

Preparation 15 mins
Cooking 30 mins

Dish Type

Main

Alternate Names

Rojak Buah Petis, Rojak buah

Cuisines

Malaysian, Singaporean, Indonesian


Ingredients

Servings:
1⁄2 tbsp sesame seeds
1 tbsp nuts
5 g shrimp paste (dried)
1 chilli peppers (dried)
1 cup Malaysian sweet soy sauce (kicap lemak manis)
3 tbsp shrimp paste (petis udang)
1 tbsp sugar
2 tbsp water
pineapple cubes
apple(s)
chayote
cucumber(s)

Nutrition per Serving

Calories

52 kcal

Carbs

6 g

Fat

1 g

Protein

5 g

Background

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.

How to make the sauce for rojak buah?

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.

How to store the sauce for rojak buah?

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.


Food Snaps

wish there is a fruit ninja to cut the fruits and vege haha

How to Prepare

Rojak Buah Petis Step 1

Step 1 of 4

  • 1⁄2 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 1 tbsp nuts

Toast sesame seeds and nuts on a dry pan until fragrant. Leave aside. Toast belacan.

Rojak Buah Petis Step 2

Step 2 of 4

Blend dried chillies and toasted belacan.

Rojak Buah Petis Step 3

Step 3 of 4

  • 1 cup Malaysian sweet soy sauce (kicap lemak manis)
  • 3 tbsp shrimp paste (petis udang)
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp water

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.

Rojak Buah Petis Step 4

Step 4 of 4

  • pineapple cubes
  • apple(s)
  • chayote
  • cucumber(s)

Meanwhile, cut fruits and vegetables into bite-size pieces. Mix sauce with the fruits and vegetables. Garnish with nuts and sesame seeds.

Published: August 2, 2014