Monday, July 19, 2010

Otak-Otak Muar - It's Simply Delicious !

Otak-otak is a fish cake made of mackerel fish meat (ikan tenggiri), but nowadays, they include prawn meat, cuttlefish and even chicken. To eat the best otak-otak, you should go to a small town called Muar, or known as Muarpo (in Hokkein).

People from various states and mostly Singaporeans visits Muar mostly for its food and also the surrounding temples.  They often buy the famous otak-otak in bulk which can heated up by using microwave of just grill it on slow fire with your kitchen stove. 

Otak-otak is actually made of fish paste with some mixture of spices like chilly, garlic, turmeric, lemon grass and coconut milk.  The mixture is then wrapped in a type of leaf...excuse me... NOT banana leaf (in my opinion)... then grilled or steamed.

Originally, the two leaves are places intact with a piece of small stick/toothpicks, but nowadays, they used staplers to staple together, which saves time and cost.  For Muar, there are two choices, we can buy either in sticks or in a packaging form. 

I remember the price of otak-otak when i am in the primary was RM 0.20 per stick.  Now, the price is somewhere about RM 0.50 or RM 0.60 per stick.  

Places to eat/buy otak-otak..
1. Pt. Jawa
2. Restaurant Jin Jin (Double fish head) - near Simpang Jeram
3. 4. Food stalls and hawkers at Jalan Haji Abu or Jalan Bentayan Hawker Centre


I love Muar Otak-Otak....do you ?


Anyone interested of getting otak-otak .... hehe !!








16 comments:

Mindy said...

muar otak~~~~~~~~~~~~ i miss muar~~~

♥Nicole's♥ said...

I love otak otak~ But they say all "chao hu" haha~~ No good for health la~

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Wan Haffiz said...

waa..bestnyer..tp bukn ke ne otak2 melaka?konpius2..hehhe

CAMMY said...

looks very delicious :)

Philip Khor said...

But does it beat the Penang ones>?

MELVISTER MORIN said...

yummy...!!!!!

Casendra said...

I love Muar's otak otak also, but I think not all the shop's otak otak is nice right? I remembered there is one specific shop their otak otak is fantastic! Other shop sometimes their otak otak a bit fishy smell [ok sorry it's me who is very sensitive to the smell :(]

Lean said...

Wow, it looks really good ... Feel so hungry now

Hilda Milda™ said...

I never tried otak otak before though :p

v!vi@n said...

wow!!!! i love this kind of otak-otak the small piece one...damn nice....

TOLANIC said...

I feel so hungry after read your review about otak-otak.

Clara Emily Cancer said...

wah terliur..
sedapnye.

;-)

claraemilycancer.blogspot.com

Junecc said...

yummy yummy..sddly miss otak otak..

nebular said...

sedapnya!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Following u too.

M-Knight said...

tasty...haven't had otak otak for a while....

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