Salted yellow bean relish

Sambal Tauco

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By Sri Owen

Published 1980

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Tauco’ is salted yellow beans; you can buy them in Britain at Chinese grocery shops, in cans. Sambal Tauco is another hot relish that keeps for a long time. You can make it less hot by using less chilli.


  • 1 6½ can of salted yellow beans
  • 5 cloves garlic
  • 1 tsp


Crush the garlic and the yellow beans together, either by pounding them in a mortar or by means of a liquidizer. Seed the green chillis and slice them finely. Slice the shallots or onion. If you are using root ginger, peel and chop it into very small sticks. Heat the oil and sauté the shallots for 1 minute. Add the chillis and ginger and sauté for another minute; then put in the tauco and garli