Sambal Ikan Roa (Manadonese Fish Sambal)


Ikan roa is a smoked flying fish/smoked garfish from Manado (North Sulawesi). This fish is smoked up to the level of drought nearly reached 90%, so this fish becomes dry and hard. Ikan roa usually fried until crispy and blend together with chillies, shallots and tomato.



  • ikan roa (smoked garfish)
  • shallots
  • garlic
  • bird's eye chillies
  • salt and sugar to taste


  • Fry fish until dry or for about 5 minutes and fry garlic and shallots 1-2 minutes.
  • Using mortar and pestle grind together all the ingredients until fish and spices blend together ( I'm not grind my fish until smooth because I like a chunky fish in my sambal)
  • Serve with warm rice


One thought on “Sambal Ikan Roa (Manadonese Fish Sambal)

  1. Rica ikan Roa adalah rasa dan nikmat tersediri… karena yang namanya Rica Roa sudah tentu Extra HOt OK!!!! karena itulah aslinya.

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