Otak otak is a popular snack in Malaysia, it is commonly served as an accompaniment to a meal of nasi lemak in breakfast. The dish nowadays is not found in the morning but in the evening at hawkers and street venders.   

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Otak otak is literally translates as “brains” in Malay languages. It is a fish cake made of ground fish meat mixed with spices and wrapped with banana leaves then grilled over an open charcoal fire or in the oven.    

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The dish is a blend of raw fish, chopped onions, coconut milk, herbs and spices bound together with egg. Otak otak is traditionally served fresh  

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