It's official: our Queen, Raja Permaisuri Agong Tunku Hajah Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah, makes a mean sambal belacan.
In fact, the late Singaporean Prime Minister, Lee Kuan Yew, was a huge fan of Tunku Azizah’s sambal belacan.
Tunku Azizah made the revelation recently when she shared on her Twitter page that she had been the “official supplier” of sambal belacan
to Lee and his family.
She also shared that she still “supplies” sambal belacan
to the republic, but they are now enjoyed by the current prime minister of Singapore, Lee Hsien Loong.
Tunku Azizah had also shared a photograph of a letter written by Lee to her, on her Instagram account, airtangan_tunkuazizah
“The six packets of (sambal) belacan you gave me were delicious. I shared them with my two sons. They have all been consumed. It is the best chilli belacan we have tasted. Can my family have a few more?
“Sorry to trouble you over this. It makes so many dishes taste better,” Lee had said in the letter dated 23 July 2009.
Tunku Azizah said the letter by Lee was most meaningful to her.
Recently, Hsien Loong also gave his appreciation for Tunku Azizah’s sambal belacan
“Thank you for your warmth and kindness, sending my father (and me) your special sambal belacan all these years!,” Lee tweeted.
“I hope you enjoy making it as much as we enjoy eating it!,” he tweeted.
We sure hope that we can taste the sambal belacan one day too!