Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Sambal Belacan

This sambal is typically served as an accompaniment to fried fish or chicken, omelette, fresh Asian herbs and vegetables.

Sambal Belacan


4 Thai Bird's Eye Chilies, chopped
6 Red Chilies, chopped
2 Green Chilies, chopped
Zest of 1 Lime
2 tsp Roasted Belacan/Shrimp Paste
Lime Juice
Sea Salt


Place, chilies, lime zest, and belacan in a pestle and mortar. Pound until you have a fine paste, and season with lime juice and sea salt.


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  1. Simple yet delicious. It's a must have for char kueh teow or any fried noodles. I remember when I was little, my mum used to serve this sambal with fried salted fish, so yummy!


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