In the world of Asian condiments, the fiery sting, vinegary bite, salty punch and chile seed-studded texture of sambal plays the part of whole-seed Dijon mustard to Sriracha’s smooth, sugary ketchup. And sambal works well with all kinds of foods.
I sometimes use it to spice up eggs, grilled cheese sandwiches, soups, stews, sauces, marinades, and various other dishes. Frankly, I use it more often than I’d like to admit. Get yourself an 18-ounce jar. Which sounds like a ton for such a potent relish—a little goes a long, long way.
Still, I bet you’ll need more very soon.