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Banda nutmeg fish soup

Ikan Kuah Pala Banda or Banda nutmeg fish soup is fish and nutmeg-based cuisine as a favorite dish by the people of Banda Islands, Banda District, Central Maluku Regency, Maluku Province, Indonesia. These foods generally use red snapper (Lutjanus campechanus) and grouper (Epinephelus), but often skipjack tuna (Katsuwonus pelamis) and mackerel (Scomberomorus).

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The Banda Islands is a row of ten volcanic islands with a total area of 180 sq kilometers spread across the Banda Sea as home to 15,000 residents. The very popular islands for scuba diving and snorkeling enthusiasts are the only source of nutmeg spices in the mid-19th century.

Ikan Kuah Pala Banda using the main ingredients of marine fish mixed with nutmeg and other spices where this dish has a spicy-acid flavor generated from pepper. This cuisine has a strong history in the community culture of the Banda Islands as a dish to royal officials and important guests.

The main ingredients in general are the red snapper and grouper that have a soft meat texture and absorb the spice better, but often also use skipjack tuna and mackerel. The types of fish are very abundant in the waters of Maluku where people in general are fishermen.

The fish are cut into pieces for salt and sour sprinkling, then fried and browned. Then boiled into coconut sauce, tamarind, onion, garlic, red pepper, lime leaves, bay leaf, basil leaves, lemongrass, turmeric, coriander, granulated pepper, cane sugar and salt.

These dishes are generally served with rice, sambal bekasang and ulang-ulang. Sambal bekasang is a sauce made from skipjack tuna and lime, while ulang-ulang is a salad of some fresh vegetables including kale, beans, cucumber, carrot, eggplant, bean sprouts and spices containing shrimp paste, crushed walnuts, chili, vinegar and salt. Banda nutmeg fish soup is red snapper and grouper dish

Location: Banda Islands, Banda District, Central Maluku Regency, Maluku.

Routes and public transport: Flights to Bandanaira Airport at Banda Neira Island. Another alternative is a flight to Pattimura International Airport in Ambon City, then use a boat to the Banda Islands. Banda Neira is a major city-island in Banda District.

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