Mak Tok’s Signature Chilli Paste

(21 customer reviews)

£ 3.95

Commonly known as sambal in Malaysia, our Signature Chilli Paste is made with 100% natural ingredients. The fruity sweetness marries perfectly with the umami seafood notes with the heat gently and gradually comes in from the back of the first taste. A perfectly crafted chilli paste with a multitude of uses – marinade, dip, in a stir-fry or a base for curries. If you’ve tasted and love Malaysian satay or Nasi Lemak, you need to get this!

Contains seafood

Product Story

This was the first chilli paste I made with my mum’s recipe to counter my homesickness whilst I was a student at Sheffield University. Extremely loved by the signature figure the family, my dad (who sometimes is a bit fishy).

Availability: In stock

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Onion, rapeseed oil, sugar, garlic, chilli (2%), spices, vinegar, ginger, tomato, lemongrass, salt, water, shrimp paste (crustaceans), vegetable bouillon, fish sauce, tamarind, lemon juice.

Allergens: see ingredients in bold.

Made in a factory using nuts.

signature sambal belacan nutrition
Weight 185 g
Dimensions 6.8 × 6.8 × 8.4 cm


21 reviews for Mak Tok’s Signature Chilli Paste

  1. Cassy

    Bought the chilli last week from the guys at the market. I like the mild spiciness and it goes so well with my stir fry dishes. A worthy 5 stars.

    • [email protected]

      Thanks Cassy! Do share with us a photo of your cooking 🙂

  2. Chris

    Beautiful kept the jar so I could order more

  3. Chris

    Bought this at the Good Food show in June for mixing into home made sausages.
    What a sausage this makes!

    • Mak Tok

      Oh! Sounds interesting. Mind sharing us the recipe? 🙂

  4. John

    This product is so amazing it goes well with my home had chill and it has a kick

  5. Ali

    Excellent sauce, absolutely love it

  6. Jonas

    Really good!

  7. Sunny

    Soo goood

  8. Holly Japes

    I’m a chef and this is the best chilli paste I have ever used ! Safe to say I’ll be buying again. Simply amazing!

  9. Alice

    Simply THE most incredible chilli paste I have ever tasted. An essential in EVERY kitchen!

  10. Gavin

    Easily the best I have tasted, love with chilli king prawn noodles, gives it a kick. Keep up the good work!!!

  11. Rhys

    What a legend Will is 🙂 When can we buy this in Australia.

    • Mak Tok

      Hello Rhys! Thanks for reaching out all the way from Australia!
      We are working with Sara on that to find a distributor that might be interested. Hopefully it won’t be long until you’ll get to taste our chilli pastes!

      Lots of love,
      Will 🙂

  12. Nicola Leslie

    Amazing chilli pastes, especially the satay my fav 🙂 excellent for marinades too. Thank you, they’re delicious 🙂

  13. Israt

    Absolutely amazing chilli paste. I have tried so many and they were never as good as this one. You can tell a lot of heart has gone into this product. Love it and will regularly buying.

  14. David Meadows (verified owner)

    Love the sweet chilli (maybe an extra chilli needed for the heat though) and is perfect on a cracker with cheese. The signature paste is very tasty, but my preference would be to have it without the seafood as it’s a little overpowering. Very much looking forward to trying my jar of the extra hot!

  15. Renée

    Will, after seeing you on Dragons Den, demonstrating your Malaysian Chilli Pastes, I was determined to try them, so was able to buy four jars from Booths.
    They are fantastic, so many thanks!

  16. Amie Jobe

    Hi Will, hope you are keeping well, I just finished watching your episode on dragons den on YouTube and you are an absolute pleasure ?
    Came to purchase the products but it’s unfortunately out of stock ??.
    When will you be restocking?
    Also I shared your petition on Facebook. Hope it’s not too late and that you are able to remain in the UK. We most definitely need and want you here ☺️
    Wishing you all the best and remember, “Where there is a WILL, there is a way”.

    • Mak Tok

      Hello Amie,

      Apologies for the delayed reply as I wasn’t notified of your message until today ?
      Better late than never! HAHA!

      Anyways, hope you’re having a fantastic 2020 so far. The petition was awhile ago and the outcome was a positive one. I’m still based in Sheffield and going strong ??

      Our products are now back in stock with 2 new flavours. Drop me a message on Facebook or Instagram if you need more information on them.


      Will 🙂

  17. James Scott

    I just watch your story on Dragons Den. I love supporting small businesses! Hailing from the UK and love to get my curry and chili fix! Are you selling in the USA yet?

    • Mak Tok

      Thanks James! Not quite in the USA yet but we are looking to launch our international delivery very soon! 🙂

  18. Tristan

    Best chili sauce I’ve had in a while! Raised in southern Thailand on boarder of Malaysia and have been missing the amazing flavors since I moved to Canada. Wish I could buy thousands of your chili sauce and sell them all over North America, the brands on the shelves right now do not deliver in quality or taste.

  19. Wei Ling

    Just ordered this chili 2 weeks ago I am actually a malaysian who came to the UK and was homesick too! Love this I ordered one for my mum too and sent it to her. She said it was really good!! And i agree too. Stay strong will 🙂

  20. Mandy T (verified owner)

    I ordered my first matok signature chilli sauce and it arrived today. Had a little taste and it’s absolutely delicious and moreish ! I am from Singapore and I can say this def taste authentic. Highly recommend it ! Will def order the bundle next time . It will be good if you can add ikan bilis sambal to the range?? Love love love

  21. Anna (verified owner)

    My flat smelled delicious for 24 hours after cooking with it: mark of a good sambal! Will be buying more when I run out.

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