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A Quick Tip by Sharrie

  • Jan 26, 2010
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Indonesian pickled salad. Sweet, sourish and spicy! A little like kimchi although may not be as hot.
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Quick Tip by . May 04, 2010
posted in The Rice Table
Appetizing, spicy & quite healthy. It's Indonesian Kimchi & a favorite appetizer. It's easy to make from home too.
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 Acar is a type of salad made in IndonesiaMalaysia, and Singapore. It is made from different vegetables such as yardlong beanscarrots andcabbage which are pickled in vinegar and dried chillies. The vegetables are then tossed in ground peanuts.

Variants of acar include acar awak or Nonya acar, and Malay acar. Acar awak is more elaborate, containing other vegetables such aseggplants as well as aromatic spices in the pickling mix.

Acar is commonly served as a condiment to be eaten with a main course.

In Indonesia, acar is commonly made from small chunks of cucumber, carrot, shallot and occasionally pineapple, and marinated in a sweet and sour solution of sugar and vinegar. Some households add lemongrass or ginger to spice it up.

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