Otak-Otak

categories
a grilled snack of spicy fish paste wrapped in banana leaf
snack | Malay, Indonesian
ingredients:
fish paste (mostly mackerel), chili, garlic, shallots, turmeric, lemon grass, coconut milk - wrapped in banana leaf

The Malay word “otak” actually means “brain” in english. Probably originating from the appearance of the greyish fish ressembling a brain somewhat.

Otak-Otak recipe

Otak-Otak
Otak-Otak
Otak-Otak and Pulut Lepa
Otak-Otak and Pulut Lepa
Pulut Lepa is filled with sticky rice and fish

Otak-Otak on Wikipedia:

Otak-otak is found in certain parts of Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore. The southern Malaysian town of Muar in Johor is a popular destination for it — people from surrounding states and even Singaporeans often visit to buy the famous otak-otak in bulk. It is commonly known in Singapore as otah. Otak means brains in Indonesian and Malay, and the name of the dish is derived from the idea that the dish somewhat resembles brains, being grey, soft and almost squishy.

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