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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.

There are so many kind of sambal in Indonesia, right now I'm just going to tell you 12 famous sambal in Indonesia. There are sambal terasi/belacan, nut, onion, soy, lado, green, bajak, rica, mango, dabu-dabu, pecel, matah, and many more.

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. Sambal maybe added to other dishes such as noodles, meat, soups, stews and rice. Sambal is often use in order to add flavour and spices to sauces and spreads. Though super spicy, locals eat it in almost daily basis as their main meal.

The main ingredient of sambal is chili pepper, is said to be among the healthiest food on planet. There are sambal's benefit :

  1. Antioxidants and nutrition,
  2. Diabeter Prevention,
  3. Weight Management.
and there are some precautions :
  1. Food containing capsaicin can decrease your ability to taste other flavours after you eat sambal,
  2. Capsaicin  can cause you to feel an extreme burning sensation resulting in discomfort when you getting it on your skin or by rubbing it in your eyes,
  3. May upset your stomach more than other foods,
  4. Certain sambal may contain vinegar that acidifying. FYI, eating too much acidic food over time cause a condition called acidosis, which can be dangerous if untreated.
  5. Sambal also contains salt. And you may not consuming it  in excess. According to the American Heart Association, your sodium intake should be less than 1 500 mg daily to reduce your risk of high blood pressure and heart diseases.
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2. In paragraph 3 line 2, they said that traditional tool that use to grinding cabai made from plastic. I think this is incorrect because usually that traditional tool made from stone or wood (rarely).
In paragraph 3 line 1, they said that several complements to make sambal is cherry. There's no sambal that use cherry as a complements in Indonesia. But, there might be sambal that use cherry as complements or main ingredients, but not in Indonesia. 
In paragraph 4 line 7, they said that locals eat sambal as their main meal, in reality, they didn't eat sambal for main meal, they are just use sambal for add spicy flavour.
In paragraph 4 line 1, they said that the spiciness of sambal is infamous among tourist, the truth is the spiciness of sambal is famous among tourists. 


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