Hot Sauce Reviewed: Huy Fong Foods Sambal Oelek Chili Paste
Reviewed By: Naga Natalie, Chili Sauces Chief Taster
I first met this chili paste when I was living in Spain. One of my favor restaurants called Mytillus, served a dish called Meat on A Stone, where you cooked your tender pieces of prime steak on a hot stone to your perfection. With this dish, they served Sambal Oelek, and probably to their annoyance, I’d finished the jar . . every time. Spain’s a little hard to find worldly products so I had to hunt far and wide for this sauce, but through perseverance, I found a little Asian store which stocked it. Needless to say I became their favourite customer! The only problem was, that they only sold this jar in tiny sizes, so when dinner time came and Hans (my spice loving other half) wanted to use Sambal Oelek as an ingredient in his cooking, the kitchen wars would start! Fortunately, for our relationship, we moved to Vancouver where they sold this chili paste by the bucket load, and so peace resumed in our little household once more!
This sauce is moorishly yummy! A fine combination of salty hot goodness means the pot doesn’t last for long! What is it good on . .every bleeding thing! As a dip, condiment, marinade and for cooking! I even use it as a spread on my toast!
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