Fish and Prawn/Shrimp Parcels

Pais Ikan Dengan Udang

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By Sri Owen

Published 1994

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Pais in Sundanese, pepes in Javanese and Indonesian, or palai in the Minangkabau area, are all names for this concoction of fish and prawns/shrimp, together or separately, wrapped in banana leaves. The spice mixture varies slightly from region to region, since good cooking is a matter of using the freshest ingredients from the garden around your house. My Sumatran grandmother would use limau, very similar to lime, that grew on her patch of land, while my West Javanese aunt in Tasikmalaya al