Sambal Belachan Recipe

This is a dried shrimp paste or sambal. Belachan is readily available online or in chinese supermarkets, and must be dry-roasted before use as it is raw! Serve this with our Black Hokkien Noodles  recipe.

  • 4-5 birds eye chillies
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • large pinch salt
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 tbsp belachan (raw dried shrimp paste)
  1. Dry-roast the belachan. This can be done by holding the spoon over a gas-flame, or dry-fry it in a pan until it is fragrant.
  2. Blend all the ingredients together.
  3. Store in a jar in the fridge, where it will keep for several weeks.
  4. NB This can be found ready-made but it tastes completely different due to the vinegar used as a preservative.

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