Cap Seri Nyonya Tamarind Paste is tamarind paste of the highest quality. Fruity and tangy in flavour thanks to tartaric acid, natural sugars, B vitamins and vitamin C, this thick pulp is harvested from the pods of the tamarind tree.
Tamarind is a culinary staple in many cuisines around the world, adding its signature sourness to soups, chutneys, pickles, confections and beverages. In Peranakan cooking, tamarind (asam) is a key souring agent in savoury dishes, such as classic Nyonya Assam Laksa, and also many curries, stews and seafood dishes.
When balanced with sugar or unrefined natural sweeteners like honey or palm sugar, tamarind can create deliciously complex sweet-sour taste profiles. Its mellow acidity makes it a perfect tenderiser in marinades for meat or seafood, and in barbecue sauces, bastes and glazes.