Re: [CH] Sambal Tumis

Gregg Puckett (
Wed, 13 May 1998 22:18:59 -0700

That's an interesting one; there's a lady at work who's from Indonesia and
has provided me with answers about such things before. I'll see what advice
she can offer.

> From: Anna Monro <>
> To:
> Subject: [CH] Sambal Tumis
> Date: Tuesday, May 12, 1998 9:07 PM
>      Hi all -
>        I hope this isn't one of those idiotic questions which everyone
>      when they first join the list, which will result in great flaming
>      I'll never be allowed to live it down.  I'm new to this, there's
>      a zillion archives and I don't see a FAQ anywhere on the web pages!
>        Anyway - I'm having a dinner party this weekend, using a mixture
>      Thai and Malaysian recipes.  One of them (for Mi Goreng, a noodle 
>      dish) calls for Sambal Tumis, which the recipe helpfully explains is
>      chili sauce.  Having just looked through an Asian grocery and found 
>      plenty of sambals (oelek etc) but not tumis, I'm wondering if it has

>      another name.  A Web search gave me a few places in the U.S. to mail

>      order it from and even the odd recipe - did I mention the dinner is 
>      this weekend??  I'm going to try a slightly bigger Asian grocery 
>      tomorrow but after that, I'll be out of ideas.
>        If there are any experts on Asian chili sauce out there, I'd 
>      appreciate it if you could give me some clues on alternative names
>      failing that, possible sambal substitutes.  I'm in Canberra, 
>      Australia, where there are a number of Asian groceries to search -
>      you might want to keep my location in mind before you advise me !
>        Cheers,
>        Anna Monro