One of my favorite local delights in this part of the world is the otak-otak. Now, there are two different types of otak-otak, noobs such as Suan would love that the southern type that is thin, wrapped with banana leaf, and cooked over charcoal fire; but the Penangite in me still prefers the northern Nyonya style variety that is thicker and bigger, often steamed instead of grilled.
my god, brain.. brain!
In Klang Valley, you can often find the southern style otak-otak in pasar malam and many Malay markets; but to get a decent peranakan otak-otak, now that is a bit of a challenge. Which was why I was rather delighted to have spotted this otak-otak set offered at Kopitime in 1 Utama.
Despite the slight over pricing of the item, I just had to order it. The set came with two decent size otak-otak and two slices of roti bengali. The otak-otak turned out to be actually pretty good, and the roti bengali does serve as a pretty good companion for the light meal. Though the RM 7.90 + tax is a little too much to pay, however, I wouldn’t mind it once in a while.
not exactly cheap..
Kopitime is situated at 1 Utama new wing facing the bowling alley, though I believe they have some other branches too. Other than the otak-otak set, we had prawn mee and laksa, both dishes were pretty bad and best left unmentioned.
By the way, the word otak means brain in the Malay language, though the food does resemble a little on the fascinating human organ, it is best not to remind yourself of this fact when consuming this dish.
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