Sambal oelek, at its core, has a short ingredient list: raw hot red chili peppers and salt, pounded together with a mortar and pestle for a flavor that is pure, unadulterated spice. The result is a chunky, spoonable paste studded with chili seeds. Though it’s also popular in Malaysia, Sri Lanka, and Thailand, sambal oelek is native to Indonesia, where it’s used as a basic condiment, much as Westerners would use any hot sauce. Stir it into your fried rice, or scoop it onto the eggs or avocado toast you’re having for breakfast.
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