Bumbu Merah

Bumbu Merah

Bumbu Merah

Fiery fresh chili spice paste

An Indonesian basic!

Chillies, garlic, shallots and the spice of the coriander seed give this finely pounded paste a superb kick.

You can also try it with a twist of sharp lime juice to serve with grilled or raw marinated fish dishes.

Will Meyrick




  • 20gr of red small chilli
  • 300gr of red big chilli
  • 125gr of garlic
  • 80gr of shallot



Roughly chop all ingredients then pound to a paste.

Pork Satay Balinese Style

Pork Satay Balinese Style

Pork Satay Balinese Style

Sate babi bumbu merah

An unmissable culinary specialty from Bali to try at home

Marinated meat threaded onto bamboo skewers and grilled over hot coals, with a sumptuous caramelized appearance; is definitely a perfect description of Sate Babi /pork satay in Bali.

Today I try to recreate this famous Balinese dish after tasting one of the best pork satay in Warung Putri.

Tip: if you want to get a lot of fat, use the neck or belly parts as it has a lot of fat content. Pour a little bit of oil on the skewers, mix it all around, and cook it slowly on the grill. After all sets, serve it with some sliced shallots, chilli, and a squeeze of kaffir lime.

Will Meyrick




Main Ingredients
  • 1 cup pork neck, pork belly and pork belly fat, cubed
  • 3 tablespoons palm sugar, grated
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons bumbu merah (see sub recipe)
  • ½ cup oil
  • Bamboo skewers
  • 1 tablespoon shallot, sliced (as desired)
  • 1piece small red chilli, sliced (as desired)
  • 1 piece kaffir lime, halved


  • 3 pieces small red chilli
  • 7 pieces big red chilli
  • 2 bulbs garlic, peeled
  • 2 pieces shallot
  • 2 tablespoons coriander seeds
>>> Alternate recipe


shallot slices
red bird eye chilli slices
kaffir lime halved

Step by Step Instructions

step 1 : bumbu merah

For the Bumbu Merah ingredients, pound or blend until almost fine.

step 2 : marinade

Grate the palm sugar, salt, bumbu merah and add in cubed pork meat and pork fat on a plate and mix all together. Marinate for 5 hours in the fridge.

step 3 : skewing

After that, take out the marinated pork from the fridge, drizzle with some oil and mix well. Take one piece of pork and another piece of fat and skew onto the bamboo skewer. * Repeat the process 4 (four) times per skewer until all marinated pork finish.

step 4 : grilling

Get your barbeque/charcoal grill hot, then place the pork satay neatly on top of the hot embers, turn it frequently until the satay is cooked and slightly charred on the edge.

step 5 : serving

Take off the heat. Serve with shallot slices, red bird eye chilli slices and kaffir lime on the side.

Selamat Makan

Bon appetit!