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Thursday, June 25, 2009

Bunny Eats @ Otak-Otak Place, 1 U New Wing

Just a 2 shops away from my favourite teochew restaurant in 1U is a cafe called Otak-Otak Place. The cafe's concept is based on my childhood toys and sweets (abt 20+ years ago) and you can even purchase these items from the cafe too.
As the name of the restaurant is Otak-Otak, you can expect to find most of its mains and snacks with otak-otak in it. Otak-otak according to wikipedia...
"Otak-otak (Chinese: 鲤鱼包) is a fish cake found throughout Indonesia. The southern Malaysian town of Muar is a popular destination for it—people from surrounding states often visit to buy the famous otak-otak in bulk. It is also known as otah-otah, otah or otak in Singapore. Otak means brains in Malay and Indonesian, and the name of the dish is derived from the idea that the dish somewhat resembles brains, being on the soft and squishy side.[citation needed]
It can be eaten as a snack or with
bread or rice as part of a meal.
Otak-otak is made by mixing fish paste (usually mackerel) with a mixture of spices including chillies, garlic, shallots, turmeric, lemon grass and coconut milk. The mixture is then wrapped in a banana leaf that has been softened by steaming, then grilled or steamed.
While fish otak-otak is most common, otak-otak is also made with prawns, often resulting in a more textured variety. In
Muar, you will also be able to find otak-otak made from cuttlefish, fish head and even chicken."
Otak-otak here is made from fish. Although i prefer the otak-otak that comes with chunks of fish flesh instead of minced fish paste, the ones here are tasty and nice. They have menus that look like an exercise book, happy family play cards that denotes the table number that you are sitting on and other stuff to gel in with the whole store's concept.
Hunny and I ordered the set breakfast at RM5.90 if I m not mistaken which comes with a cup of coffee or tea. Hunny ordered the nasi lemak of which he commented that the rice was just nice and the sambal was not bad.

Next, our order of the Otak-Otak Deep Fried Dumplings (RM5.00 for 5 pieces) came. It took some getting used to as we do not normally consume otak-otak this way.

It was delicious and the sambal was really nice! Spicy! Sour! Fragrant! Just not salty enough.

I ordered a toast and kaya and soft boiled eggs set and that took a really long time to arrive. My toast came first and I was too hungry and ate 1 first. The toast was just right...crisp on the outside and soft on the inside.

Our drinks came. It's so old school. They served it with a flakey cream cracker. My tea with milk was nice. Not too sweet with milky aftertaste. Just right for me...yummy! But my best milk tea experience was from Canton-i.
After waiting close to 25 minutes, then only my soft boiled eggs made an appearence. My actual preference is medium boiled eggs...a more firm texture with a runny yolk...

The bill came to less than RM20 for the above. Not bad. Worth a revisit again which we did the following weekend. Hunny had the same nasi lemak set as he is a creature of habit whilst I had the Otak-Otak Burger (RM8.90) and a cup of hot milk tea. We also ordered a deep fried otak-otak springroll but it was not to our liking.
The otak-otak burger that kept me full from lunch till breakfast the next morning. It took some getting used to but I really enjoyed the bun...tasted really nice.

Do go and try it out. It's located at 1U new wing LG floor.



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