Prawn paste or shrimp paste is a common home cooking ingredient in Singapore that is also used as a dip. It is made of small shrimps or prawns that are fermented with salt, giving a salty taste to the sauce with slight umami due to the natural shrimp flavour. You can use this sauce for various dishes including shrimp fried rice as a substitute for both salt and MSG, satay chicken, cream of carrot soup and as a dip for commonly sour foods and also fo