Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Satar & Otak-Otak


Locations : PCB Kota Bharu
Time : 6.30 PM

SATAR

This dish is cooked-wrapped in a banana leaf over a low-fire barbecue. Fish meat, shallots and ginger are pounded to a paste and wrapped in banana leaf before it is cooked.

Satar is an interesting blend of succulent boneless fish marinated in spices, wrapped in banana leaves and grilled over a flaming charcoal fire. Its sweet taste is tinged with delicate smell of the wrapping, making it a great appetizer and a healthy snack.

OTAK-OTAK

Otak-otak is a fish cake found throughout Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia. This is one of the speciality of Terengganu besides satar, another fish-based food. Since Terengganu is famous as a fishing state, the fish-based foods that are produced by the people of terengganu are made of fresh fishes to maintain its original taste.

It can be eaten as a snack or with bread or rice as part of a meal. Otak-otak is made by mixing fish paste (usually mackerel) with a mixture of spices including chillies, garlic, shallots, turmeric, lemon grass and coconut milk. The mixture is then wrapped in a banana leaf that has been softened by steaming, then grilled or steamed.While fish otak-otak is most common, otak-otak is also commonly made with prawns, often resulting in a more textured variety.

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