TunaBumbu Rujak

Tuna Rujak Style as served at Cilu Bintang Estate

These sample recipes of typical Spice Island dishes are provided by our master chef for your enjoyment. They are easy to prepare and your family will love the tasty results. What better way to explore the cuisine of Cilu Bintang Estate and wet your appetite for more?

  • 500 g tuna fish loin
  • 7 red shallot onions
  • 5 garlic cloves
  • 10 big red chilies
  • 1 cm ginger
  • 1 cm galangal
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 5 tablespoon sweet soy sauce
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons tamarind juice
  • 300 ml water
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 6 cloves
  • 1 nutmeg, cut into halve
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon palm or brown sugar
Prep: 20 minutes, Chill: 20 minutes, Makes: 4 servings
  • 1. Mix together the vegetables in a bowl, and chill.
  • 2. For the sauce crush the chilies, shrimp paste, salt in a mortar until you have a smooth paste, put aside into a mixing bowl.
  • 3. Crush the tuna fish pieces, add to the bowl with the paste.
  • 4. Crush kenari nuts to a smooth paste, add to the bowl with the paste.
  • 5. Mix all the ingedients in the bowl untill combined.
  • 6. Add the shallots, white vinegar and coconut oil. Stir briskly with a wooden spoon until well blended.
  • 7. Add the sauce to the chilled vegetables, mix and arrange on plates.
  • Serve with white rice or boiled cassava.

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