We are all familiar with rice bowls of Japanese origin (e.g. pork katsu don) or protein bowls targeted at the health conscious (e.g. sous vide chicken breast grain bowl), but BBQ seafood rice bowls? The sambal stingray or sotong rice bowls from Sambae are so innovative I swore I had to try them.

I was immediately drawn towards the ๐—ฆ๐—ฎ๐—บ๐—ฏ๐—ฎ๐—ฒ ๐—ฆ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐˜† ๐—ฅ๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ ๐—•๐—ผ๐˜„๐—น ๐˜„๐—ถ๐˜๐—ต ๐—ข๐—ป๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—ป ๐—˜๐—ด๐—ด ($7.50). The centrepiece was obviously the large slab of grilled stingray, generously slathered with sambal and topped with onions, with pickled cucumbers on the side.

The spectacular sambal โ€” sweet, savoury and not overly spicy โ€” accentuated the flavours of the fleshy and smokey stingray, with the dash of lime providing a sour tang. The molten egg, when mixed with the rice, created a creamy carb that was immaculate. The salad with sesame dressing, served separately, was good too, but was a mere afterthought. This rice bowl was stupendously scrumptious!

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