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Rojak Buah Petis

Vegetables
Category
Vegetables

Easy
Difficulty
Easy

Total Time
Total Time
Prep 15 M / Cook 30 M

Servings
Yield
6 Servings

Grace Teo
Grace Teo   thegraceteo
Published on August 2, 2014

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Ingredients

0.5 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)

Background

Rojak buah is a fruit salad which can be found in Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore. Penang in Malaysia for example is popular for their rojak buah. The word ‘rojak’ means mixture in colloquial Malay while ‘buah’ translates to fruits. The fruit salad sauce is the star as it is mixed with a special shrimp paste. Mixing 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.

How to make rojak buah sauce?

Rojak buah sauce is made of sweet soy sauce, sugar, water and most importantly ‘petis udang’. Petis udang is a thick shrimp paste having the consistency of molasses. Although it can be compared to belacan or terasi, petis udang is sweeter in flavour compared to others which are very salty.

How to store rojak buah sauce?

Rojak buah sauce can be kept in the refrigerator up to 7 days. Store it in a clean airtight container.

Preparation is rather simple because it mainly involves cutting and mixing the ingredients together evenly. All in all, I bet you would love this sweet and spicy salad once you try it.

Rojak Buah Petis is also known as: Rojak Buah PetisRojak buah

Steps

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Step 1/4

  • 0.5 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 1 tbsp nuts

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

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Step 2/4

Blend dried chillies and toasted belacan.

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Step 3/4

  • 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 to cook over medium heat. Then, add blended chilli paste. Cook until sauce thickens. Leave aside to cool.

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Step 4/4

  • 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.

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