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Rujak Manis (Fruit Salad with Spicy Peanut Sauce)


This is my third guest post for Malaysian bloggers.  Leemei Tan is a very talented food photographer that I’ve known; beautiful photos, recipes and travel notes.

About a week ago, she sent an email and offered me to be her blog’s guest writer.  Thank you for the offer! I replied that I have rujak manis picture ready to post. She gave me a freedom to choose what food and when I’m ready to do so. There is no deadline and no pressure as she told me.  She agreed with my choice.

Rujak Manis (or known for rujak buah in other parts of the country) is a fruit salad which is served with spicy peanut sauce. This time I picked the Surabaya style rujak manis. This rujak manis is one of many rujaks that I grew up with.  For Malaysian and Singaporean, rujak is pronounced as rojak.  There are several versions of rujak in Indonesia. As a person who grew up in East Java, I know rujak manis, rujak Madura, rujak cingur which have differences in sauce.

Beside using many different tropical fruits, the Surabaya style rujak manis is added with slices of fried tofu.

  • cashew fruit
  • ambarella (kedondong)
  • sweet potato
  • medium riped papaya
  • green mango
  • pineapple
  • jicama (bengkuang)
  • starfruit (belimbing)
  • rose apple/water apple (jambu air)
  • guava (jambu)
  • granny smith apple

How to make the sauce? Go find out on My Cooking Hut.

Other guest blogging posts:
Gado-Gado Surabaya (Surabaya Style Vegetable Salad with Coconut Peanut Sauce) on Rasa Malaysia.
Lombok Kethok (Java Style Stir Fried Chilies) on Pig Pig’s Corner.

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20 thoughts on “Rujak Manis (Fruit Salad with Spicy Peanut Sauce)”

  1. Kulsum@JourneyKitche

    This looks lovely – People or well the blogosphere doesn't give fruit salads much love or I haven't seen much of it around. But I simply adore fruits salads. I can't wait to give this a try!

  2. Hello Pepy! Thanks for being my guest! It has been great knowing you through your blog and learn about all the scrumptious Indonesian food!

  3. Mbak Peppy aku coba barusan saja siap bikin resepnya.. uhui enak!! :)) senang deh bisa ngerasain salah satu makanan kesukaan ku di masah2 kecil. (nostalgia nih hihi) thank you ya dah kasih idea lg buat fruit salad.

  4. I agree with Kulsum, I don't see many fruit salads nowadays and I grew up on them. Boy guava and such wonderfully exotic fruits. Love this post as usual Pepy, great job!

  5. Kulsum@JourneyKitchen

    This looks lovely – People or well the blogosphere doesn't give fruit salads much love or I haven't seen much of it around. But I simply adore fruits salads. I can't wait to give this a try!

  6. Hello Pepy!
    Thanks for being my guest! It has been great knowing you through your blog and learn about all the scrumptious Indonesian food!

  7. Mbak Peppy aku coba barusan saja siap bikin resepnya.. uhui enak!! :)) senang deh bisa ngerasain salah satu makanan kesukaan ku di masah2 kecil. (nostalgia nih hihi) thank you ya dah kasih idea lg buat fruit salad.

  8. I agree with Kulsum, I don't see many fruit salads nowadays and I grew up on them. Boy guava and such wonderfully exotic fruits. Love this post as usual Pepy, great job!

  9. Our Eyes Eat First

    this is the first time ive seen this and i have agree – theres something with peanuts and fruit love it!

  10. Our Eyes Eat First

    this is the first time ive seen this and i have agree – theres something with peanuts and fruit love it!

    1. Iya Wulan.. itu ada semuanya ada di Winnipeg. Umum impor dari Central/South America, Thailand, Vietnam atau Hawaii

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