Sambal commonly found in Indonesia. Similar to the sambal belacan from Malaysia, but stronger in taste because the chili paste is more sour and fermented. The ingredients used are red / green chilies, shrimp paste, sugar, salt, and lime juice.

There is a version that doesn’t use lime and adds crushed tomatoes. This chili sauce is also found in the Netherlands, with the name trassi or trassie.

Why shouldn’t the Jews eat Sambal Terasi? Sambal terasi is a processed food that uses shrimp to enhance the taste of fermented shrimp.

Based on Jewish belief, shrimp is an animal that is not Kosher or is called unfit for consumption according to the Jewish religious scriptures. Hopefully the articles that Indonesiar.com have delivered will add to your knowledge.

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