1. Belancan- this is so special, Of course It would be your most favourable, I believe you couldn't find it anywhere else rather than in malaysia. Well, I couldn't find it in Australia. Haha.. I don't know how to describe the favour or taste, but it really smell. ( just like Durian( king in Fruit) but not everyone know how or accept the favour) That's why I said it is the most memorable spices..and it can't be found in China...haha.. the meals is Kangkung Belancan..
a blog by other have some ingredient or cook recipe..
2. would be Sambal ..
Well, some people make it with Belancan as well. it is really hot and spicy for some people, well most Australian. Also, because Malaysia has a very wide range of culture. The mixing of Sambal can be so different if it is made by Malaysian Race:Chinese,Malay or Indian. So basically, the Sambal and belancan can't be separate, but this really make it special....
Sambal Sotong or Sambal Udang(Spicy Prawns)
Last point to point out, I born in IPOH ( malaysian call it food heaven) you can have delicious food everywhere in IPOH, what make it difference from 5 stars hotel and IPOH food stall. is the price. ( eg. Nasi Lemak in Ipoh cost AUD$0.50, whereas in Kuala lumpur or hotel AUD$3 ) Cheap and delicious food everwhere in IPOH.(I believe nice food is supposed for everyone,not only the rich).I miss the food.....so much..(eg.. chicken Rice Noodles with Bean Sprout is the most famous meal in IPOH, well, Many Hong Kong stars went there in the past 20 years.)
hope you enjoys..bye