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, cherry, tomato, ‘terasi’, sugar, and salt. The ingredients are grinded using traditional tool made usually from wood or plastic. The texture is smooth with a vibrant color of green and red, depending on which chili you use.
Infamous among tourists for its spiciness, many tourists avoid 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 main meal.
But, not many people know that the truth is the spiciness of sambal can be measured. There are many level of the spiciness from sambal, depends on what kind of sambal is it. There are two ways to measured the spiciness of sambal. First, quantitative and subjective.
Sometimes, sambal can be more spicy than we think and guessed. Usually, people will drink water, milk or yogurt to decrease the spiciness on their mouth. But, the truth is it won't work. We can decrease the spiciness by eating rice or bread.
People who doesn't like spicy foods might not gonna eat sambal ever. But, not many people know that sambal has substance that will work as antimicrobial and fight against the bacteria and virus in our body. So it might be that people who like sambal can live longer than people who doesn't like sambal. Also, sambal can decrease body heat.
Should be erased:
Because the sentences says traditional tool made usually from wood or plastic. But, the tool that made from plastic is not traditional.
Because there is not sambal that made by cherry,
3. Many tourist avoid it
Tourist actually try to find it.
4. Main meal
Sambal only the complementary of main meal.