This Malaysian paste is the culinary equivalent of harissa in North Africa and berbere in Ethiopia. Its most common use is in making quick main dishes.
This oil adds a lot of flavor to any dish and especially Asian fare, but don’t limit its use. It’s also great on a simple salad of mixed greens and bean sprouts.
Hot and spicy peanut sauce is a standard condiment in Indonesia. This sauce is not only used with satays but as a basis for unusual curries and as a dipping sauce.