Sambal, Prepare to Burn Your Tongue!

It's no accident when the famous travel guides site, Lonely Planet says that Sambal (Hot chilli sauce) is one kind of the spice that are best able to burn your tongue!

At the dinner table are a variety of foods, then you think to take a spoon and tried to make a sauce that could burn the tongue, as rendang which is known as one of the world's finest food, sauce also can not be eaten, but complement our food.

Sambal became a friends of food, when we're eating fish or meat, and it can make us feel like we were on the oven. Surprisingly, for those who have tried will become addicted and less complete when no sauce on the table.

According to the wikipedia site, sambal is a chili-based sauce which is normally used as a condiment. Sambals are popular in Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, the southern Philippines and Sri Lanka, as well as in the Netherlands and in Suriname through Javanese influence. Sambal is a Javanese origin loan-word (sauce) of Indonesian.

Typically made from a variety of chili peppers and is sometimes a substitute for fresh chilis. It can be extremely spicy for the uninitiated. Some ready-made sambals are available at exotic food markets or gourmet departments in supermarkets in many countries.

Lonely Planet site make a list of foods in the world that can burn our tongues, as follows:

1. Bhut Jolokia, India.
2. Thai Yam, Thailand.
3. Sambal (hot chili), Indonesia.
4. Phaal, India.
5. Hot Pot Sichuan, China.
6. Peruvian Cau Cau, Peru.
7. Jamaican Jerk, Jamaica.
8. Habanero Salsa Yucatán, Mexico.
9. West African Pepper Soup, Africa.
10. Vindaloo, India.


Spicy food is tempting flavors, food is much more enjoyable when equipped with this ingredient as a complement to any meal. Fried chicken, grilled fish to vegetables can be added with spicy seasoning to taste its spicy.

Spicy and feels tasty and happy, come on!

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(Various sources /Images bumbudapur, petitchef)

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