Thursday, May 21, 2009


A bespectacled lady interrupted me with her sales pitch about her famous takeaway Otak-Otak while I was enjoying a plate of Chak Kueh Kak at Sin Seow Fong Lye, McAlister Road, Penang.

Chak Kueh Kak- fried White Radish cake served on a plate with a piece of Banana leaf was delicious and filled with extra "Chai Poh" (preserved dried Radish), crunchy beansprout and chives but was a bit oily.

She introduces herself as Mummy Fang and claims that her Otak-Otak was the best in town and that it was featured on the Internet (Rasa Rasa, Penang Hawker).
I bought a pack at Rm2/ from her and tried it.
Oh! it was tasty.

She was delighted when I bought 10 more packets from her for takeaway.

Otak-Otak (Spicy Fish Custard)-the ingredients are Coconut milk, Egg, Flour, Turmeric, Lengkuas (Galangkal), Shallots, Lemongrass, Chillies, Fish fillet and Daun Kadok (wild Pepper leaves) wrapped with Banana leaves-cooked by steaming it-the density of ingredients in the Otak-Otak was of equal proportions- the snowy White fish meat was tender and sweet, while the thick gravy was aromatic, creamy, spicy and soft-Rm2/.

Mummy Fang H/p-016-471-0430.


Selba said...

I would love to try otak-otak from Malaysia, it looks so different than ours here in Indonesia :)

CUMI & CIKI said...

the otak otak looks as authentic as mummy fang.. glad it was good. remind us to get directions fm u next time we wanna go... ;)

SimpleGirl said...

i've read about her in Steven Goh's blog...simply a cute character and love s her confident..even though i don't like otak otak haha

EatTravelEat said...

The Otak-Otak looks very interesting and very delicious. So many different spices and flavors in it! I always like buying from people- it makes them happy when you buy something from them, and when the purchase is good you also are happy.

Duckie said...

the otak otak is nice but i didn't like the char koay kak. it was shown in ah xian's tv show but not that good.

PureGlutton said...

I love otak-otak! Does she have any "agent" in KL to sell this?

J2Kfm said...

this shop with the famous chee cheong fun, right?

ok, got it. i think i saw her somewhere before. but me no fan of northern otak-otak. too much serai lah1

Little Inbox said...

Previously I saw Steven Goh blog about this otak-otak too. I've not get a chance to try it yet.

foodbin said...

Selba/CCiki/Sgirl/ETEat/Lbox-it was cheap and tasty.
Duckies-the ckkak was a bit wet.
PGlutton-KL side only have Muar Otak2.Restoran Wai Kee-31/2 miles Old Klang Road-Rm8/pkt.
J2kfm-that's right the CCfun stall by the side with lots of "hei koh" (prawn paste)

CK Lam said...

Didn't get the chance to try her otak-otak.

foodbin said...

CKLam-you must try-cheap too-maybe you can blog on how it is made.