If you are going to Melaka, please get me a belacan. Belacan is a type of fermented shrimp and hard pressed into cakes. It is a vital ingredient in many Malaysian dishes. One of the most popular preparation is sambal belacan.
There are many popular dishes using sambal belacan to cook. For example, sambal belacan kangkung, petai, prawns and many more.
Belacan are sold in the round or square shaped cakes and they are widely available in many dry food shops in Melaka. They can be easily found in Jonker Street.