Resep Sambal Dabu-Dabu Khas Manado (Manadonese Raw Chilli Salsa)

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Sambal Dabi-Dabu Khas Menado

Sambal dabu-dabu is traditional hot, sour and spicy salsa from Manado, Indonesia. Sambal is a hot  chili-based sauce. Sambals are popular in Southeast Asia.  Typically made from a variety of chili peppers, it is sometimes a substitute for fresh chilis and can be extremely spicy for the uninitiated. Sambal dabu-dabu is similiar to Mexican salsa for tacos. Its  consists  chopped tomatoes, freshly squeese calamansi limes or known as lemon cui or jeruk kesturi/kunci, shallots, chopped bird’s eye chili, lemon basil leaves, vegetable oil or coconut oil, and salt. Sambal dabu-dabu along with ikan asin goreng ( crispy deep fried salted fish) is a common condiment with Tinutuan or Bubur Manado (Menadonese Vegetables Porridge)

resep masakan menado sambal dabu dabu

Sambal Dabu-Dabu Over Grilled Fish

Sambal rica-rica is related to SAMBAL MATAH from Bali which consist of finely sliced shallots, chopped bird’s eye chili, terasi or shrimp paste, with a dash of kaffir  lime juice.  Both Sambal Dabu-Dabu  and Sambal Matah is suits for any seafood, especially barbequed dish.Besede both raw sambal, i used to served any seafood with SAMBAL RAWIT or bird’s eye chillies sambal. Another Manadonese popular sambal is SAMBAL RICA_RICA. Rica-rica uses ginger, chili, lemon and spices, its suitable for barbecue meats like my Resep Iga Sapi Bakar Bumbu Rica-Rica ( Grilled Beef Ribs with Indonesian Spicy Rica-Rica Sauce)

Sambal Dabu-Dabu with Tinutuan (Bubur Manado)

Sambal Dabu-Dabu & Ikan Asin (Salted Fish)  with Tinutuan (Bubur Manado)


Resep Sambal Dabu-Dabu Khas Manado (Manadonese Raw Chilli Salsa recipe)


Sambal dabu-dabu recipe:

  • 6 red bird’s eye chillies, thinly sliced
  • 6 green bird’s eye chillies, thinly sliced
  • 8 shallots, thinly sliced
  • 2 riped tomatoes, deseeded, diced
  • 6 jeruk kunci/lemon cui or kalamansi lime, squeezed
  • 2 tablespoon coconut  oil
  • 2 tbsp chopped daun kemangi or lemon basil leaves
  • salt and pepper to taste


How to make sambal dabu-dabu:

  • Mix all ingredient in a glass bowl, set aside and refrigerated

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21 thoughts on “Resep Sambal Dabu-Dabu Khas Manado (Manadonese Raw Chilli Salsa)

  1. As colorful and beautifully photographed as your Sambal Dabu-Dabu is, I fear it is far too spicy for me, Dedy. Red Thai chilies and I do not get along very well. 🙂

  2. Pingback: Food Log: Day 8 (FASTING) – scrumptious and curious

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