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What is the Samurai Sauce?

The Samurai Sauce is one of these Belgian sauces that were popular from early 2000’s. Popular and classical Belgian brands had a few classical sauces that were famous across the country. People love sauces in Belgium cause as you probably know Belgians love chips and fries. So naturally having a large pannel of sauces would make the experience different at each bite.

Samurai, Andalouse, Americaine, all these sauces were the predecessors of what became the new classical sauces in Europe; the Algerian Sauce, the Big Up Sauce, Fish, Cheezy and Poivre.

Samurai Sauce is a typical Belgian sauce (not to be confused with Algerian sauce), quite spicy, traditionally served with fries and not being, as its name might suggest, originating in Japan.

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It’s been there for a long time, but why is it called Samurai?

In French, the sound ‘u’ or ‘oo’ is written with ‘o and u’ so ‘ou’.

So in English, it’s the ‘Samurai Sauce’.

As for the name itself, according to some, it’s because it stings, like the sword of a Samurai, but many still don’t see the connection … 

Others see in it’s orangy colour a mixture between the red and white of where Samurais are from, Japan. And if this learned mixture really comes from Indonesia, it would rather be called Fakir sauce … 

The ingredients of the Samurai Sauce

 initially, the Samurai Sauce is a spicy sauce of Indonesian origin whose main ingredients are mayonnaise and sambal oelek (chili paste).
For others, it’s a mixture of white sauce and harissa … even mayonnaise and harissa …

To finish on this subject, here is a simple and effective recipe for making this sauce:

  • 50 g of sambal oelek (which can be replaced by harissa)
  • 150 g mayonnaise
  • 4 tbsp of oil
  • 2 tbsp of lemon
  • salt
  • pepper
    In a bowl combine all the ingredients and enjoy it!

If you obviously don’t find the time to cook it, let us send it to you; order it here.

Did you just eat something that was way too hot? Above all, do not drink water to calm a burning mouth!

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