Frequently asked questions
Where do you get your ingredients?
Much of the ingredients are UK supplied such as shallots and garlic. There are even UK grown chili peppers now available. For those tropical ingredients not locally grown we use sustainably produced, non-GMO products from South East Asian farmers.
How long does fresh paste and sambal last?
Our products are made with fresh ingredients, that means no preservatives, no sugar and no colouring.
Once recieved, please store the pastes and sambals in your fridge. We advise use within two weeks. Alternatively you can freeze the product for up to 3 months.
Can I freeze pastes and sambal?
Yes you can freeze our fresh paste and sambal - for up to 3 months.
How do I cook with paste and sambal?
Have a look at the recipe section on this website for inspiration and instructions for how to cook with the paste.
Can I eat the paste and sambal without cooking it?
Yes you can – paste blends and sambals are good for use in fresh dips and in creating salad dressings – see the recipes section for more information
Is your packaging recyclable?
Yes, our cardboard packaging and glass jars are 100% recyclable.
When can I get my order delivered?
As this is an artisanal hand made product we currently offer two delivery slots every week.
Orders submitted Friday to Monday 1pm will be delivered by the Wednesday.
Orders submitted Tuesday to Wednesday 1pm will be deliverd on Fridays. Any orders submitted on a Thursday will be held over till Friday.
Are RASAKU products suitable for vegans and vegetarians?
Many of our products are suitable for vegans and vegetarians however some of our products contain fish.
What’s the connection between The Spice Islands and Indonesia?
The original Spice Islands that built trading fortunes for European traders in the sixteenth century are a part of modern Indonesia known as the Moluccas. The Banda Islands still produce delicious nutmeg and mace, while the island of Ternate island is famous for its cloves.