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Spicy Sensations at Anantara Seminyak Bali Resort

Broaden your horizons and palates with Sunset on Seminyak’s one-of-a-kind Sambal Gurus who are more than happy to spice up your meals, literally.

S.O.S – Sunset On Seminyak – Anantara Seminyak Bali Resort’s newly renovated restaurant and beachside bar – is introducing a pair of sambal gurus to its award-wining dining experience. These experts will help guests choose from the restaurant’s wide selection of Indonesian chili pastes and hot sauces to enhance their dishes. Spicy sambal is an intriguing element of Indonesian cuisine. Diners enjoy experimenting with these sauces to unlock intricate flavour combinations and modulate the heat-level of individual dishes.

The new sambal gurus at S.O.S will help diners navigate the rich selection of sambals available to them. In a role similar to a sommelier, the sambal gurus will advise diners on the perfect sambal for their meal – from ginger-infused rica-rica for barbecued meats to fruit-forward sambals for seafood dishes. This new service is expected to add a satisfying dimension to dining at S.O.S. Sambal guru Soma is eager to share his knowledge of Indonesian chili pastes and hot sauces with guests. As Soma points out, these complex condiments are integral to Indonesia’s culinary heritage.

“Sambal is part of my culture,” he said. “We add it to almost everything we eat. We even eat rice with sambal only – it tastes that good.” Joining Soma is Nova. This duo of sambal gurus hope to reveal new layers of authenticity in the dining experience.

Seven signature sambals will be available:

Sambal Bongkot – spicy chili paste infused with torch ginger (traditionally from Bali)

Sambal Nanas – pineapple chili relish

Sambal Ulek – traditional mashed chili paste

Sambal Balado – spicy chili paste with fresh tomato

Sambal Bajak – spicy chili paste mixed with shrimp paste, candlenut and palm sugar

Sambal Rica-Rica – spicy chili paste infused with ginger, lemon and spices (traditionally from Manado)

Sambal Hijau – green chili paste famous across Indonesia

Sambals are an excellent complement to a wide range of traditional Indonesian dishes on S.O.S’s menus, including ikan bakar (grilled fish), ayam goreng (fried chicken) and various Indonesian soups. Most sambals contain onion, garlic and shrimp paste, but they can be personalised to suit individual requirements. Diners may speak with the sambal gurus concerning special dietary restrictions, including food allergies. Diners are welcome to discover the authentic flavours of Indonesia under the guidance of a sambal guru starting from mid-October 2018 at Sunset on Seminyak.


Anantara Seminyak Bali Resort

Jl. Abimanyu, Seminyak, Kuta

Bali 80361

T: + 62 361 737773

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