Nasi Katok with Sambal

Nasi Katok with Sambal

Nasi Katok is Bruneian fast food and sambal is a spicy seasoning popularly used in Southeast Asia. Try using Kikkoman Soy Sauce for chicken and sambal to add umami flavor.

Cooking time
30 minutes+
  • Nutrition facts are for one serving.
  • Time to marinate the meat is not included in the cooking time.

Ingredients(Servings: 4)

Ingredients(Servings: 4)

chicken thighs (bone-in)




25 g (0.9 oz.)


25 g (0.9 oz.)

deep-frying oil

as needed


8 thin slices

(A) Fried chicken seasoning

grated garlic and ginger (paste-type) (※1)

2 Tbsp


1 tsp

(B) Sambal (sauce)


60 g (2.1 oz.)


2 cloves


1 knob

 bell pepper (※2)  


 green chili peppers   

1 or 2

 Kikkoman Soy Sauce  

1 tsp

 tamarind paste  

1 tsp

 palm sugar (or brown sugar)  

1 tsp

 cooking oil  

4 Tbsp

  1. ※1A convenient paste product combining both grated garlic and grated ginger. If not on hand, substitute with grated garlic and grated ginger pastes. For this case the amount is 1/2 of each paste. When using fresh, grate 13 g (0.5 oz.) of garlic and 13 g (0.5 oz.) of ginger each.
  2. ※2For those who prefer a spicy sauce, please feel free to substitute the bell pepper with large red chili pepper (a mildly spicy variety).


  1. Mix A together in a bowl, add in and coat the chicken, allow to marinate for about 20 minutes.
  2. Prepare the sambal. Place the onion, garlic, ginger, bell pepper and green chili pepper into a food processor to turn into a paste. 
  3. Heat cooking oil in a fry pan over medium heat, saute (2). Add and mix in the soy sauce, tamarind paste and palm sugar, then simmer over low heat for about 15 minutes. 
  4. Crack open and beat the eggs in a bowl. In a separate bowl add and mix together the flour and cornstarch. Take a dried off (1), first coat in the egg and then the flour and cornstarch.
  5. Heat the deep-frying oil in a pot. Once the temperature reaches 180 C (356 F), add in the chicken and deep-fry to golden.   
  6. Place the rice onto plates, top with the fried chicken, pour on (3) and garnish with the cucumber.

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