The Food Of Hell From Indonesia
Famous as one of the best tropical countries, Indonesia provides tons of uniqueness and excitement. Its nature, culture, and art always bring millions of tourist each year. However, this time we are going to talk about one thing, Indonesia’s cuisine, in particular Sambal.
Sambal or sambel is infamous among tourist as the food of hell for its undeniable ability to make the consumer produces tears and sweat when eating. Produced using chili as its main ingredient, sambal is indeed taste extremely spicy.
Sambal is made by grinding ‘cabai’ or chili, along with several complements such as onion, cherry, tomato, ‘terasi’, sugar, and salt. Terasi mean shrimp paste. The ingredients are grinded using traditional tool named ulekan thats made usually from wood or plastic. The ingredients can grinded using blender too. The texture is smooth with a vibrant color of green and red, depending on which chili you use.
In the Indonesian archipelago, there are as many as 300 varieties of sambal. The intensity ranges from mild to very hot. Some varieties include sambal matah, sambal goreng, sambal kalasan, sambal rica-rica, sambal rujak, sambal tomat, sambal terasi, and many more.
Infamous among tourists for its spiciness, many tourists avoid it. However, some of them are challenged and try to eat it. Those who dare to try usually will get stomach ache or turn very red and sweaty in the face. Though super spicy, locals eat it in almost daily basis as their main meal.
- Sambal is made by grinding ‘cabai’ or chili, along with several complements such as onion, cherry, tomato, ‘terasi’, sugar, and salt. ( 3rd Paragraph, 1st Sentences )
Cherry isn't the ingredients of sambal.
- The ingredients are grinded using traditional tool made usually from wood or plastic.
Traditional tool to make sambal ( ulekan ) is made from stone.
- Infamous among tourists for its spiciness, many tourists avoid it.
Because its spiciness, many tourist interested to taste it.
- Though super spicy, locals eat it in almost daily basis as their main meal.Sambal isn't the main meal in Indonesia. Sambal is just an addition to make the main food taste better. Because sambal give a salty spicy taste.