Made in Thailand, this shrimp paste contains 41% soy bean oil, 20% cooked shrimp and flavours such as soy sauce powder, garlic, monosodium glutamate, salt, pepper and natural food additive paprika oleoresin (E160c). Shrimp paste (also called prawn sauce) is a fermented condiment that is traditionally made from krill or crushed fine shrimp that is mixed with salt. After it is mixed, it is then fermented for several weeks. It is used in a wide variety of Southern Chinese and Southeast Asian dishes, especially curries, sambals and sauces. The best way to cook it is to flatten the paste in a frying pan on medium-low heat. This product is GMO-free and should be used sparingly as it has a strong odour and can be very salty. For those with any allergies, please note that this paste contains shrimp (shellfish) and soy bean. Remember to refrigerate after opening. It comes in a 200 gram jar.