"What was your worst kitchen failure?" a netizen asked the Twitterverse on 10 April.
According to the tweet, the Malaysian woman was "excitedly preparing to make sambal belacan when French police officers showed up at her door"
The policemen told the woman that neighbours had reported an "odd, bad smell that they had never smelled before."
The neighbours described the smell as "possibly coming from a rotting dead body"
Amused netizens had a field day comparing the pungent smell of the popular shrimp paste condiment to that of a rotting corpse