One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(in Indian and Southeast Asian cooking) hot relish made with vegetables or fruit and spices.
- ‘A small jar of sambal is a standard condiment on the tables of Chinese-Indonesian restaurants in the Netherlands.’
- ‘She said she cooked the grasshoppers and ate them with a little sambal (chili sauce).’
- ‘One of the Malays' popular breakfasts is nasi lemak, rice cooked in coconut milk and served with hot and spicy sambal (shrimp or anchovy paste), fish, eggs and vegetables.’
- ‘In Vietnamese and Thai cuisine the cool effect of mint is used to sooth the effect of a hot chili peppers and fiery sambals.’
- ‘As we moreishly devoured grilled tuna marinated in sambal, lemon grass and numerous other exotic spices, I was amazed at how quiet the street was with only the odd person passing by where we sat alfresco.’
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