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, lime, tomato, ‘terasi’, sugar, and salt. The ingredients are grinded using traditional tool made usually from wood or stone. The texture is smooth with a vibrant color of green and red, depending on which chili you use.
There are many kinds of sambal in Indonesia. There are also a lot of recipes and ways to make sambal in indonesia. The kinds of sambal that commonly find in Indonesia are Sambal Ijo, Sambal Bajak, Sambal Dabu-Dabu, Sambal Terasi, Sambal Matah, Sambal Pecel, and Sambal Mangga. All of them has different ingredients and recipes.
Infamous among tourists for its spiciness, many tourists are looking for 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 side meal.