Alles komt van buiten, Rotterdam

Alles komt van buiten, Rotterdam

What to buy here: Sambal. Dutch cuisine is greatly influenced by the Indonesian kitchen which was introduced in the country thru the former colonies and settlements in Asia and the Caribbean. Sambal is a perfect example of this. The basic version of the spicy multipurpose condiment consists of a mixture of chilies, brown sugar and salt, known as Sambal Oelek. There are a lot of variations, from mild to extremely hot depending on the ingredients added. The Indonesian Rijsttafel, a culinary Dutch invention translated as “rice table” cannot be complete without the presence of some kind of spicy sambal paste accompanying the other usual small dishes. Several years ago, Sita Danser, a local cooking lover original from Surinam started making her own sambal totally from scratch just like her mother used to. She did it mainly as a hobby and to share with friends during the many dinners she loved to host. Today she is face behind “hottie Sambal” an award winning organic sambal made with 100% natural, organic and locally sourced ingredients. She has created several spicy concoctions, adding her own twist of course and it has worked: health food and delicatessen stores alike sell her colorful jars that have become extremely popular among the locals which are finding new ways to incorporate it in their meals: from bread, to soup, to mashed potato, sambal is for sure taking care of adding a hot dash of flavor.

Price: Jars starting at 2.95€.

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Sight Name: Alles komt van buiten
Sight Location: Rotterdam, Netherlands
Sight Type: Shopping
Guide(s) containing this sight: Souvenir Shopping Part 2  

Walking Tours in Rotterdam, Netherlands

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Souvenir Shopping Part 2

Souvenir Shopping Part 2

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Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.5 km
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Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.2 km
Souvenir Shopping Part 1

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Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.3 km

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