Belachan is a Far Eastern food ingredient made from shrimp. It is a salty, strong-smelling product that is mainly recommended for carp fishing.
Belachan paste is an ingredient in Malaysian, Indonesian, and Thai cuisine, made from salty, fermented shrimp. It can be used in various ways: can be added to stick mixes, grated or crumbled, or dissolved in a liquid egg to flavor boilies. Furthermore, it can also be used kneaded around the hook bait. It combines well with other fishy ingredients.