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or Lalab is a lalap Sundanese raw vegetable salad served with . It originated from sambal terasi West Java, Indonesia. Originally, it was made from any available edible young leaves and raw vegetables known by Sundanese since ancient times. Today, though, most lalab consists of sliced cabbage, cucumbers, lettuce, green beans, yardlong beans, tomatoes, , leunca lemon basil, spinach, water spinach, cassava leaves, papaya leaves, chayote, and small, green eggplant. Sometimes, other exotic vegetables also are used, such as green, stinky and petai bean. jengkol Although most [1 ] lalab vegetables are only washed in cold water and served raw, some boiled, steamed and fried variations are also available; for example, petai green beans can be served either raw or fried, while labu siam (chayote), water spinach and cassava leaves are usually served boiled.
The dressing for this salad usually is
sambal terasi served directly from the stone mortar as a spicy dipping sauce for these assorted raw vegetables.
lalab is popular throughout Indonesia. It is usually served as vegetable side dish next to the main course, such as (fried chicken), ayam goreng (grilled chicken), ayam bakar , pepes pecel lele (fried catfish), fried gourami, and many other (fried fish) or ikan goreng (grilled fish). ikan bakar
Nutrients [ edit ]
Lalab is rich in vitamins, minerals and fiber. Daily consumption of fresh vegetables is good for reducing cholesterol levels and improving digestive health. Vegetables are also rich in antioxidants, which contribute to fighting free radicals, and have antiaging and anticancer properties. Several plants used in lalab also are believed to have certain medicinal properties. [2 ]
See also [ edit ]
, a similar Ulam Malay dish consists of vegetables, served raw or soaked in hot water
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