Starting from Monday, for few days Lidl Germany will sell some Thai stuff, mostly food and spices. While reading the flyer and also its website, I stumbled upon this:
I have no doubt that similar type of strong sambal is available elsewhere, and/or maybe the supplier of the said sambal oelek is indeed from Thailand. But at least let’s not claim it as Thailändische Würzpaste. It is even so obvious from the van Ophuijsen spelling of “oelek”. When speaking about sambal oelek, it is definitely typical Indonesian sambal.
Das ist die Wahrheit.