Batak Citrus Fusion

Batak Citrus Fusion

This is a real simple sauce, a fundament from where many dishes can be made. Its citrusy explosion is a wonderful compliment to seafood and noodle sallads. 


  • Batak Pepper
  • Onion
  • Garlic
  • Fresh Chili
  • Turmeric
  • Lime juice
  • Lemongrass
  • Vegetable broth (liquid)
  • Vinegar (rice)
  • Sesame Oil (dark roast)
  • Lime Leaf
  • Neutral Oil
  • Optional: Galangal, Fish Sauce, Yuzo Juice


  1. Add onion, garlic, chili, lemongrass, Batak Pepper and turmeric to a food processor, mortar or chop finely.
  2. Heat oil real hot in pan.
  3. Add paste/chopped ingredients. Let fry for 3-4 minutes while constantly stirring.
  4. Add some whole Batak Pepper, then vegetable broth, then vinegar and lime juice. Add lime leaf. Turn down heat. Let it zimmer while the flavors fuse.
  5. Add sesame oil. Taste. 

Let cool down and add to a container. Store in the fridge.