I had my whole place smell of the pungent belacan yesterday.
My homemade belacan granules/powder supply was running low so I toasted 2 blocks of belacan to restock. Usually I will burn a candle next to my pan while toasting it. I ran out of candles and I thought by having 2 fans blowing the smell out of the window, the smell won't spread to the rest of the rooms. I thought wrong. :P
I wouldn't mind the smell, in fact I love it but my husband hates it. Although I did clear most of the smell but for someone who hates it, it's not difficult to notice it the moment he step into the house.
Well, what has been toasted cannot be untoasted.