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Jun 25, 2008 09:29 AM

Sambal Aceh in S. Fla

Dear Hounds,

I'm looking for an Indonesian ingredient, hot sauce to be specific. It's called Sambal Aceh, it similar to Thai Siracha but not as smooth with stronger hint of garlic & sugar. I think it's going to be the next Siracha sauce. It's so good with seafood. I got my current supply from my brother EX-girlfriend, so it's a deadend.

I know they don't sell it in the typical Thai, Chinese, Vietnamese, Japanese groceries. Please let me know if you have any leads.



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  1. I find indonesian hot sauces and kecap at the thai grocery at NE 3rd Avenue (more or less) and 167th Street (it's on the south side).

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    1. re: karmalaw

      Thank you Karma. Do you know the names of the groceries by any chance?

      1. re: Rimtalay

        it's actually vietnamese/thai.. and it's anhn ving or something close to that.. but: it is between NE 2nd Avenue and 4th Avenue on 167th street -- on the south side of the street.

        The Bali Cafe in downtown Miami at NE 2nd Avenue and NE 2nd Street also has a few commodity items that they sell from time to time...

        I've also, unbelievably, food some of the indonesian sauces at Big Lots...

    2. I know I've seen it before. I'll keep an eye out for it next time. By any chance, in your searches have you ever found the Sriraja Panich they serve in Moon? I love the sauce but have also never seen it in any markets.

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      1. re: Icantread

        Ican, I use Shark brand sriracha. I remembered this brand when I was in Thailand. In addition, its label is really cool 1950's design. Traditionally, sriracha is named after a seaside area in Thailand. The sauce is normally accompany seafood dishes. The most common dish with sriracha is panfried oyster.

      2. Most of the Asian markets on 167 St. carry Sambal.
        I prefer Sambal Oelek but you should be able to find what you need.
        You can also check CMC Company online.

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        1. re: keysrat

          Thanks Keysrat, I have no problem getting sambal oelek (clear bottle with green cap). But, I'll check out CMC Co.

        2. Lucky's on Bird Rd. is massive and Asia Market on Colonial Dr/SW160th has huge quantities of sauces, curry powders, etc. from Asia and the Caribbean, including a full line of Matouk's.