Friday, January 7, 2011
Rising Price of Chili Pepper
Chili Pepper is the basic ingredient for making the Sambal i.e a specific hot sauce consumed by most people in Indonesia.
Many people, including me and people I know, felt that eating would not be complete without Sambal.
For that reason, people are very shocked when the price of Chili Pepper jumped very high from Rp 20.000 several month ago to Rp 100.000 per Kilogram today.
It is very difficult to understand why Indonesia as an agricultural country could suffer sudden shortage in the supply of Chili Pepper that has caused the price increase.
Photo: Courtesy of Wikipedia.