For the Sweet and Sour Dipping Sauce
To prepare a delicious sweet and sour dipping sauce, first combine tamarind, shrimp paste and hot water in a small bowl. Let it soak.
In a large bowl, combine apples, mango, orange, and pineapple.
Slice the cucumber in half lengthwise, remove the seeds and dice; add to the bowl with the fruit.
Cut the cleaned spring onions into rings and add to the fruit mixture bowl.
Stir the tamarind mixture until it becomes thick and brown.
Strain through a fine mesh sieve and combine with the sambal oelek, soy sauce and palm sugar.
Pour over the fruit, stirring to incorporate.
For the Krupuk (Shrimp Crackers)
Heat the oil in a wok or saucepan. Once the oil is bubbling, working in small batches, fry the shrimp crackers quickly.
Remove crackers from oil using a slotted spoon and drain thoroughly on paper towels.
Serve the sweet and sour dipping sauce immediately with Krupuk (shrimp crackers).
Tamarind, shrimp paste, sambal oelek can all be found at your local Asian market.