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.

Preparation 15 mins
Cooking 30 mins

Main

Rojak Buah Petis, Rojak buah

Malaysian, Singaporean, Indonesian


Nutrition per Serving

52 kcal
6 g
1 g
5 g


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.


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)

Steps 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 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


2 Discussions

7 months ago

Joanne Gorney

The ingredients didn't specify sambal, but the instructions did. How much of sambal is needed?

7 months ago

Mira - Community Happiness Manager

Sambal? Do you mean the blend as in Step 2?

6 months ago

Winston Lim

I tried this and it turns out to be good. The taste is like those I eat outside. However, the paste turns watery after just 3 to 5 mins. How do I prevent this?

6 months ago

Mira - Community Happiness Manager

Did the sauce turn watery when the fruits are added? If it's just the sauce itself, you can cook it longer for a thicker consistency.

6 months ago

Winston Lim

It turned watery after fruits are added unlike those from hawker centers.

6 months ago

Mira - Community Happiness Manager

The fruits/vegetables will usually release liquid once the sauce is added. Prepare the sauce with a thicker consistency. That should help

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