OTAK OTAK OR GRILLED FISH CAKE

Otak otak is a Indonesian fish cake made of fish meat & spices.

Usually served fresh  and wrapped inside a banana leaf.

The main ingredient is fresh King Mackerel or King Fish.

OTAK - OTAK

OTAK – OTAK
© 2014 Liza W. Widjaja

Otak  means brains. I guest the idea for the dish somewhat resemble brains, grey, soft & a little bit squishy.

Otak otak is made of fish paste usually Mackerel mix with spices such as shallots, garlic, green onion, coconut milk, eggs & sago flour or cassava starch.

Wrapped in banana leaf  then steam & grilled.

OTAK OTAK

OTAK OTAK
© 2014 Liza W. Widjaja

OTAK OTAK

OTAK OTAK
© 2014 Liza W. Widjaja

OTAK - OTAK

OTAK – OTAK
© 2014 Liza W. Widjaja

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