Place of origin : Banjarmasin - South Kalimantan
Masak Habang (Cooking in Red Sauce) is a typical dish from Banjarmasin, South Kalimantan. Habang means red! So it's name already suggest it's character which's dominated by the red colour, provided by the chillies in it. For your info, these dish have it's counterparts : Masak Hijau (Cooking in Green Sauce) and Masak Kuning (Cooking in Yellow Sauce). The paste ingredients for those three dishes are totally different, but the main item to be cooked are flexible. It means you can exchange with each other. For example "Chicken in Red Sauce" or "Beef in Green Sauce" or vice versa (Chicken in Green Sauce and Beef in Red Sauce etc.) This time I choose beef as the main item to be cooked as example. Anyway before I forget, for you who do not like spicy food, don't feel intimidated by the RED colour :-) Although this dish looks like a fire, the spiceness level is quite low ;-) because we used de-seeded large red chilli instead of the fire-spicy bird's eye chilli!
jasmine from brisbane queensland says:
it looks very tasty