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Culinary Ambassadors: Condiments in the Philippines - Shrimp Pastes

Most aficionados of Southeastern Asian cuisine are already familiar with the pleasures of fish sauce, but few are ready to dive head first into the heady world of fermented shrimp pastes. It's a shame because whether you call it belacan, terasi, or bagoong, shrimp paste is an umami flavor bomb that can transform sambals and stir-fries into something otherworldly. More

Condiments in Indonesia: Kecap Manis

In Indonesia, everybody has a bottle of kecap manis (sweet soy sauce) in their pantry. We use it to make fried rice, stir fries, "sambals," to dip fried tofus and rice crackers—basically a staple condiment in the table to accompany meals. I can say that most Indonesians would agree that a plate of warm rice with fried eggs and sweet soy sauce drizzled on top is the ultimate comfort food, especially when there's no time to grocery shop or you're away from home. More

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