Not only does Olagafood make the vegetarian Maitri and the Alhami varieties, they also make snack noodles. Snack noodles are an interesting thing that’s found everywhere in Southeast Asia. Literally, they’re seasoned instant noodles which are crunchy and tasty, usually sold in small packets – often (like this one) in a strip of them connected by perforations. Here’s a little about Sambal Balada from Wikipedia – and some other sambals!
Sambal cibiuk a sambal recipe specialty of Cibiuk village, Garut Regency, West Java. It consist of coarsely chopped and ground green bird’s eye chili, green raw tomato, shallot, galangal, lemon basil, shrimp paste and salt.
Sambal colo-colo From Ambon, it consists of Indonesian kecap manis (sweet soy sauce), chili, tomatoes bits, shallots and lime it has a chiefly sweet taste. It is suitable for barbecue dishes. Some variations will add butter or vegetable oil to the sambal.
Sambal dabu-dabu Dabu-dabu comes close to the Mexican salsa sauce, it is of Manado‘s origin. It consists of coarsely chopped tomatoes, calamansi or known as lemon cui or jeruk kesturi, shallots, chopped bird’s eye chili, red chili, basil, poured with hot vegetable oil, salt.
Sambal durian or Sambal tempoyakIt is made from fermented durian called tempoyak. The fermentation process takes 3 to 5 days. The chili and the tempoyak may be readily mixed or served separately, to cater the individual preference in ratio of chili to tempoyak to determine the scale of hotness. This sambal IS available in two varieties: raw and cooked. In the cooked variety, pounded chilis, shallots and lemongrass are stir-fried with anchovies, tempoyak and turmeric leaf (for aroma). Petai (Parkia speciosa) and tapioca shoots are also frequently added. The sweet-sour-hot sambal can be found in Sumatra and Kalimantan (Indonesian Borneo), especially in Palembang and Bengkulu, and also in Malay Peninsula.
Sambal gandaria Freshly ground sambal terasi with shredded gandaria, a kind of tropical fruit native to Southeast Asia.Sambal gorengLiterally means “fried sambal”. It is a mix of crisp fried red shallots, red and green chili, shrimp paste and salt, briefly stir-fried in coconut oil. It can be made into a whole different dish by adding other ingredients, such as sambal goreng ati (mixed with diced liver) or sambal goreng udang (added with small shrimp).
Sambal jenggot Sambal with an addition of grated coconut, similar to urap.Sambal jengkolFreshly ground sambal terasi mixed with sliced fried jengkol, a kind of tropical bean with slightly stinky aroma native to Southeast Asia. Sambal jengkol can be found in Sundanese and Cirebon cuisine.
Sambal kalasan Sometimes also called sambal jawa. Similar to sambal tumis, it is stir fried. It uses a heapful of palm sugar which gives its dark brown color, tomato, spices and chili. The overall flavor is sweet, with mild hints of spices and chili.
Sambal kacang A mixture of chilli with garlic, shallot, sugar, salt, crushed fried peanuts, and water. Usually used as condiments for nasi uduk, ketan, or otak-otak. The simple version only employ cabe rawit chilli, crushed fried peanuts and water.
This is just a little taste of all the sambals out there. Let’s check out this sambal balado snack noodle from Olagafood!
I’m really excited about this series – and the fact that I’m getting some help from a local business. Jonathan over at Waroeng Jajanan. The store and restaurant combo is just an amazing place to check out authentic Indonesian cuisine, and you’ll be seeing a lot of (pretty much all) that I add in the end being from there in this series. Alright – let’s check out this one from Mikka as part of Meet The Manufacturer!
Mikka Noodle Snack Balado Chilli Sauce Flavour – Indonesia
Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, open, tip upward and allow snack to enter your mouth. Finally, chew and enjoy!
The contents of one of the packages.
Finished (click to enlarge). Added sambal goreng gentong prepared by Waroeng Jajanan. The noodles are in a small size, perfect for tipping the opened packet into your mouth for a nice amount. They have an agreeable crunch and are not too hard – you’re not going to break any teeth on them is what I’m saying. The flavor is a kind of sweet chilli sauce that has a little punch to it. For a snack, I’m giving this one a score of 4.0 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 034126885340.