And as to salty and sweet not meeting, that's what peanut butter is! Salty and sweet. Its loaded with salt and sugar.
See my post upthread, #14. REAL peanut butter DOESN'T HAVE SUGAR!
Most people's idea of peanut butter is sugarry though. When peanut butter is used in cooking as satay it often has coconut cream or some other sweetner in it so it is also sweet there. I do like the fresh ground real stuff though.
If you don't like salty and sweet together better avoid Asian food where that's very much a flavour in itself.