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Salads, Pickles, and Other Cold Foods
1 Tablespoon chili paste with garlic
1 Tablespoon blachan (dry shrimp paste)
1/3 cup sugar
1 Tablespoon tamarind, rinsed in warm water2 teaspoons lemon juice
2 cucumbers, seeded and diced in half-inch cubes
1 cup bean spouts, heads and tails removed
1/2 cup diced peeled daikon or kohlrabi
1/2 cup canned pineapple, drained well
1/4 cup chopped peanuts
3 squares fried bean curd, cut into half-inch cubes
1. Mix the first four ingredients with four ounces of water mashing the tamarind until it combines with the other items, then add the lemon juice and mix well.
2. Add the rest of the ingredients, toss thoroughly, and serve as a cold side dish or salad.