Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Otak Otak Muar



Glutton street at Muar, Johor.

I finally drove to the Southernmost state of Malaysia, Johor. Muar to be exact, since SquareCookie was working there. For dinner that night we went to a street full of small hawker stalls where the locals call it 贪吃街 or Glutton Street, in English.
We had the famous Muar otak-otak. The otak-otak from Muar is a famous finger food throughout Malaysia.


Made of fish, eggs and coconut milk wrapped in coconut leaves and grilled on coal fire grill.



Reddish orange, with flecks of chili, this unassuming stick of otak-otak is a delicacy.


We also ordered wantan mee, as otak-otak is not exactly very filling.


Glutton Street (贪呷街), aka "Tam Ciak Kueh" in Hokkien.

Located at the street of Jalan Hj Abu from junction Jalan Meriam until junction Jalan Ali, appoximately 100 meter. (N2°02.810' E102°34.125')

3 comments:

  1. [...] In Southeast Asia, there are variations of fish custard in the neighboring countries: in Malaysia, Indonesia, and Singapore it’s known as otak-otak, in Thailand, there is a similar dish called Hor Mok that includes an assortment of seafood—fish fillet, shrimp, and squid, and in Cambodia their variation is called Amok. And needless to say, I have bias in favor of Malaysian otak-otak—be it Nyonya’s or the famed Muar grilled otak-otak… [...]

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  2. [...] made of fish or other seafood with eggs and chili spice blend. It is famous delicacy hailed from Muar. For starters we ordered a slice of steamed otak otak, which comes in a bamboo [...]

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  3. [...] In Southeast Asia, there are variations of fish custard in the neighboring countries: in Malaysia, Indonesia, and Singapore it’s known as otak-otak, in Thailand, there is a similar dish called Hor Mok that includes an assortment of seafood—fish fillet, shrimp, and squid, and in Cambodia their variation is called Amok. And needless to say, I have bias in favor of Malaysian otak-otak—be it Nyonya’s or the famed Muar grilled otak-otak… [...]

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