Malaysian Fruits and Vegetables Salad | Rojak Buah Petis [Nyonya Cooking]

Malaysian Fruits and Vegetables Salad | Rojak Buah Petis [Nyonya Cooking]


Hey guys, welcome to Nyonya Cooking! Fruits are very good for our health That’s why I want to introduce to you a Malaysian fruit salad Now, this is what we called ‘Rojak buah petis’ ‘Rojak’ brings the meaning of ‘mixture’ ‘Buah’ means fruits ‘Petis’ is a kind of shrimp paste that we used here I’m going to show you that later All in all, this recipe is a little bit spicy because there’s some chili in it It’s salty because of the shrimp paste There’s a whole load of fruits that we are going to use Besides fruits, we will also use vegetables For example, cucumber or even water spinach If you like, you may also add some fried tofu into this dish So, it’s pretty delicious You would want to see what the ingredients are, to prepare this fruit salad So, let’s begin Let’s look at the fruits that we’ll be using today So, I have some pineapples here, 1 green apple and also chayote So, this is how it looks like It’s a bit crunchy…it’s hard Okay… Ummm… tastes a little bit like apple but it’s different You got to try it if you can get hold of it and also cucumber So, in additional, you may also add young mangoes or as I’d mentioned earlier, tofu…fried tofu or also water spinach Now, let’s move on here I have some ‘belacan’ or shrimp paste Then, a bit of water, some nuts For garnishing, I have some hazelnuts here or you may use peanuts, if you like and also sesame seeds Now, this is the shrimp paste that I told you earlier… ‘petis’ ‘Petis udang’… so, this is the liquid form of shrimp paste but it has sugar in it So, it’s a little bit sweet Then, I have some ‘kicap lemak manis’ ‘Kicap lemak manis’ is a type of soy sauce…sweet soy sauce It’s thick but it’s not the sweet soy sauce that I used in other videos It has lesser content of sugar and it’s usually found in Indonesia So, you can use the normal sweet soy sauce or this type which has lesser content of sugar Just substitute any type that you can find Then, I have some dried chilies and also sugar Let’s begin by toasting the nuts that I have and also the sesame seeds here So, without any oil, this pan had been heated up I’m just going to put them in I’ve toasted the nuts here and also the sesame seeds You’ll smell this very fragrant smell and that means it’s ready So, I’m going to take them out and leave them aside here The next ingredient that we’ll toast is the ‘belacan’ or this hard shrimp paste If you’d seen other videos, you’ll know the rules We’re going to toast this until it’s fragrant…until there’s slight smoke coming up That means it’s ready We’re going to take it out and then leave it aside We’ll then need to blend these dried chilies which had been soaked cleaned I’d also deseeded these chilies to ensure that they would not be too spicy If you like it to be spicier, leave the seeds on or you can also use these small chilies as well…known as ‘cili padi’ That will make your salad really spicy So, be careful We’re blending this now We have to also add the toasted ‘belacan’ into this blended chili Then, continue blending The next step is to add the thick soy sauce and then, this shrimp paste that we have This ‘petis udang’ which is in liquid form To the sauce, I’m also going to add about 2 tablespoons of water and also the blended ingredients Cook until the sauce thickens Remember, we had sugar earlier This is to just add some taste to the sauce The sauce that we used is already sweet The shrimp paste that we used is also sweet So, remember to just taste and then, add as much sugar as you want If you like, you may also add some salt to it So, just remember to keep tasting until you get the right taste It should not be too sweet It’s supposed to have a balance of sweetness and saltiness While we wait for the sauce to thicken, I’m going to prepare these fruits I’m going to cut them into smaller pieces first So, here is the cucumber The sauce is now thick So, I’m going to transfer it into a bowl and let it cool Now, we have everything prepared here I have the fruits cut here and then, the sauce is ready As for the sauce, you can always cool it down to room temperature or leave it in the refrigerator which will even be much tastier So now, we’re going to assemble everything Everything goes into this big salad bowl Mix them thoroughly Then, it’s time to just scoop them out onto a plate or a bowl, if you like It is also now that you can just garnish with the sesame seeds and also peanuts Now that it’s ready, of course the next step is to try it So… Lovely combination of saltiness, a very light hint of spiciness because I’d deseeded the chilies…and sweetness Hmmm… I’m going to take another one Hmm… Let’s see what I have Pineapple…that will be interesting Hmmm… Lovely… lovely Crunchiness from the peanuts and the sesame seeds Give this a try If you love fruit salad and you want it to be different You want to have some Malaysian flavour Try this recipe I think you’re going to like it if you like a little bit of spiciness in your dish So, remember to subscribe to Nyonya Cooking if you want more recipes like this…simple, easy and of course, delicious as always Send me photos of recipes that you’d tried I hope to see you in the next video Till then, happy cooking!