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Flower Brand Terasi Bakar/Baked Shrimp Paste 25 gram(Halal)

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Description

What is shrimp paste?

Trassi, also called terasi or belachan, is a blend of raw shrimp and salt 
that is initially fermented by the sun's rays. After fermenting in the sun, 
the substance is compressed into small blocks. 
The compression releases many strong aromas that naturally come into 
their own in various Indonesian dishes.
Besides the use of shrimp paste in Indonesian dishes, shrimp paste is also used
in various Thai, Malaysian and Filipino meals. When talking about shrimp paste in Thailand, 
it is also called kapi. In Malaysia it is called belachan and 
in the Philippines trassi is also known as bagoong.

In fact, trassi is the ultimate seasoning in Eastern cuisine. 
A small amount of this "shrimp paste" is enough to flavor your Asian dish deliciously. 
As described earlier, shrimp paste is the Indonesian name for this form of shrimp paste, 
but this product is an indispensable ingredient in the many cuisines of Southeast Asia!

Origin of shrimp paste

For many years, shrimp paste has been produced in Southeast Asia and China. 
Trassi has its origins in fishing villages whose production has slowly expanded 
to cities to serve a larger market. These two countries are in principle 
fully responsible for the production of shrimp paste that is exported 
to countries all over the world.


Other shrimp variants

Besides the shrimp paste which is known in the form of compressed blocks (shrimp and salt), 
there are two other variants of shrimp paste:

Trassi as a dry powder
Trassi as a paste substance
 
In the ground variant (dry powder), in some cases other substances have been processed 
that do not benefit the taste and smell of trassi. It can be said that this variant 
is therefore not traditional. Of course, the powder version of shrimp paste has advantages. 
Consider its ease of use, as it can easily be sprinkled over meals.

How is shrimp paste generally used?
 
Trassi is most common in the form of compressed blocks made up of shrimp and salt. 
In many cases the shrimp paste is toasted. In that case, the word "bakar" is
mentioned on the product packaging. If it is if not, follow these tips:

Use a fork or knife and prick it in a block of shrimp paste
Hold the shrimp over the fire and roast the shrimp
Wait for the shrimp to cool
Include a small amount of the shrimp paste in the meal
Keep the remaining trassi airtight

Article: 554
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Contents: 250 g
EAN: 8710161005548

Best before: 5/2023

Additional information

Weight 0.025 kg