In Malay – ‘Sambal’ is sauce typically made from a variety of chili and secondary ingredients such as garlic, shallot, sugar, lime juice, or ginger. This is a Thailand flavour style of sambal. This sambal exists in two varieties: raw and cooked. Raw sambal is prepared from fresh chilies paddy pounded together with all the ingredients, add in salt and olive oil when done. In the cooked variety, pounded chilis paddy, shallots, garlic, galangal and lemongrass are stir-fried with chopped tomatoes and kaffir lime leaves, seasons with salt.
Tempeh is made by fermenting cooked soybeans. It is known for its high level of protein which is highly digestible as result of the fermentation process. I have tried several time to make tempeh using own make organic tempeh starter, finally it turned out great. The culture was even and white. Perfect looking tempeh and delicious smelling! (I don’t like the sharp fermented flavour of tempeh bought from the market).