If you travel to Nangro Aceh Darussalam province, please try its typical various culinary. One of them is Beulacan, a typical food of Aceh which has been inherited from generation to generation by every family in Aceh. Beulacan is usually served in various special ceremonies such as wedding, circumcision or Islamic holidays. However, many people also make it as their daily food dish at home.
Beulacan is made from several spices which are around the houses of the local people. The ingredients consist of grated coconut, chili, lemongrass, coriander, turmeric, garlic and onion. Sometimes, to give more flavor Beulacan is also added with salted fish. But in ancient times, some people also make Beulacan using shrimp paste which is made from udang sabe (kind of shrimp), and salted fish. Then Beulacan is wrapped in banana leaves with a small size then is roasted on the stove. Beulacan is usually eaten with rice and other side dishes.
When eaten, Beulacan is tastful and delicable especially if it is eaten with hot rice. This food is very popular, especially in holy month of Ramadan as iftar dish. During Ramadan, there usually a lot of traders who sell this culinary in Banda Aceh and other regions in Aceh. The taste is delicious and suitable to eat with rice when breaking the fast. The price is relatively cheap, about Rp. 5,000 to Rp. 10,000.