In Malaysia, sambal is as ubiquitous on tables as ketchup is in America. This beloved Malaysian condiment is typically a combination of spices, aromatics and chilies — usually fresh hot red peppers. There are many types of sambal, varying from region to region and household to household. This versatile chili paste can be used both as a condiment on the table as well as an ingredient in the kitchen. Add a spoonful to stir-fries, whisk into dressings or create a flavor-packed marinade for meats with a sambal, fish sauce, lime juice and a touch of honey.