Lazing under hot weather may inspire you to get snack or something light to eat. Or even something that can encourage the spirit of the day. How about tasting rujak? Rujak is assorted fresh fruits served with tamarind sauces. Here is a special rujak known as Rujak Buleleng (a region in northern Bali) that can be easily find in downtown Denpasar. It combines various fruits and tubers having tasteless, sweet and sour flavor.
Its ingredients consist of some slices of ripe guava (cubically), ripe mango, ambarella (kedondong), pineapple, cucumber, yam bean, sweet potato, and nearly ripe papaya (grated). Meanwhile, its spices are made from ½ tsp grilled shrimp paste, 1 tsp tamarind paste, 1 tbsp palm sugar, 1 red chili and salt (to taste). These spices are ground finely on stone mortar and added with some water until the sauce look nice. Finally, mix well all ingredients and the sauces. Have a nice rujak while enjoy the holiday! (BTN/doc)