Mixed Spiced Vegetables Wrapped in Banana Leaves

Preparation info
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    little packets, to be served with a main course
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Appears in
New Wave Asian: A Guide to the Southeast Asian Food Revolution

By Sri Owen

Published 2002

  • About

Every Southeast Asian country – indeed, almost every region – has its own way of cooking mixed vegetables or fish or shellfish in a banana-leaf parcel. This is certainly true of the Central Javanese city of Yogyakarta, where I was a student. A favourite street food was fresh rice-straw mushrooms in banana leaves. When I returned to Yogya in 1987 I met Madhur Jaffrey, who was filming one of her TV series. We w