Ulam (salad)

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Raw vegetables for ulam - West-bound Temerloh Rest Stop.jpg
Raw vegetables for ulam.
Associated cuisineIndonesia, Malaysia and Singapore
Created byMalays
Main ingredientsvegetables
Similar dishesLalab, Ngapi yay, Nam phrik

Ulam is a traditional salad produced from the fresh leaves, vegetables or fruits which can be eaten raw or after soaked in hot water e.g. Centella asiatica. It is typically eaten with sauces such as anchovies, cincalok or sambal. It is recognised as a popular vegetable dish in traditional villages.[1][2]

Ulam can be eaten simply as it is such as cucumber, cabbage and longbean. Another type of ulam is traditional ulam, in which it is used more as an ingredient, such as in nasi ulam (ulam rice),[3] nasi kerabu (a type of bluish-coloured rice) and cooking with other vegetables. It also has its uses in Ayurvedic and traditional medicine, such as diabetes and high blood pressure.[citation needed]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Masakan Melayu Riau Khas Pekanbaru" (in Indonesian). 2009. Retrieved September 15, 2020.
  2. ^ "3 Rekomendasi Resep Masakan Khas Riau untuk Menu Spesial Akhir Pekan" (in Indonesian). 2018. Retrieved September 15, 2020.
  3. ^ "Nasi ulam". Retrieved 2009-05-07.

Further reading[edit]

  • Wan Hassan, W.E. and M. Mahmood.(2010) Ulam: Salad Herbs of Malaysia. Kuala Lumpur: MASBE.