Where can I find asian "Sambal Belacan"?
Does anybody know where can I find Sambal Belacan (usually used for cooking.. in south east asia) in Montreal, preferably around downtown area?
The best selection of sambals are at Jean -Talon market at the shop ... La Dépense, I think it's called? It's where we get our sambal badjak. Belacan is shrimp paste which is called trassi (or terasi) as well, so if you find sambal trassi, it's the same thing. I get my belacan at St-Denis and Jean Talon, Marché Oriental which might also carry the sambal you want.
It's a bit out of your way, but Marche Hawaii in V. St. Laurent has a pretty good, and ever expanding Indonesian section. They have a lot of products I just can't find elsewhere.
Food scientist, do those Chinatown shops have other Indonesian or Malaysian sambals as well?
1062 Boul Saint-Laurent,
1006 Boulevard Saint Laurent
Montréal, QC H2Z 1J4
Neither of the Marché Hawaï locations are close to downtown: one is northwest (VSL), the other Northeast (St-Léonard).
Unfortunately, La Dépense has become a "tea bar" and the olive and spices shop that belongs to the same owners will only stock a couple of the most popular sambals, not belacan.