Sambal oelek is a condiment made primarily from chilies, vinegar, and salt. Sambal, unlike most other hot sauces, tastes of fresh chilies rather than vinegar, sugar, or spices. It is pungent, aromatic, and fresh. Sambal is perfect for adding a kick to your sauces or taking your dishes to another level.
Uses: Sambal is surprisingly versatile. Cook it to add a fresh pepper flavor to your dishes. Use it as a topping mixed with more seasoned condiments such as bouillon or seasoning soy.
Sambal pairs particularly well with shrimp, rock lobster, and noodles.