Today I have learned how to cook sambal belacan – non-halal (with pork). Harap maaf (my apology) to my Muslim readers!

Ingredients you need: shallots, garlic, belacan (shrimp paste), dried prawns and chilli. (Optional ingrediets: fatty pork).

Pound separately the shallots and dried prawns (shown here has been soaked in water to soften it)

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Fried the shallots, dried prawns and garlic (shown where with fatty pork) until fragrant and colour changed to light brown.

 If you want to add in pork this is the time. (Big chunk of pork was cooked in boiling water for about 5mins to tenderised it, then cut into smaller pieces before adding in).

Then add in the belacan and chilli that have been pounded.


Add salt to taste and cook the sambal till golden brown.