Best Otak-Otak in KL

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The mere mention of Otak-otak and the visual picture of perfectly steamed and moist fish custard wrapped with banana leaves often sets us mouthwatering. Otak-otak is a classic Nyonya dish brightly flavored with various aromatic herbs, exotic spices, and infused with the sweet fragrance of rich coconut milk. The fish paste is wrapped in banana leaf parcels and then either steamed or grilled on a barbecue. The latter version has a nice, smokey flavour. Otak-otak actually means ‘brains’ in Malay, because of the springy, almost squishy texture of the cooked fish cake. Yum! delicious! So without further ado, here is a list of the best Otak-otak in Kuala Lumpur, just for you!

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    This Peranakan specialized food will serve you a palatable piece of otak- otak which is usually made out of the freshest choice of fish, marinated with the yummiest spices, grilled to perfection, served fresh and hot. You can certainly taste chunks of real fish flesh, spiced perfectly. Nevertheless, Baba Low’s wide variety of food ranges in between RM5-RM10, which makes it suitable if you are slightly tight that month.

    Tips

    Affordable price

    Things to expect

    An old school ambiance

    Best with

    Cendol

    Price

    RM7.00

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    Baba Low’s 486 View restaurant

    11, Lorong Kurau, 59100 , Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur
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    0322848486

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    07:00AM—10:00PM
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    The otak-otak here comes in a dainty banana leaf package, whereby you could consume in two to three bites. It is topped with chopped red chillies and an abundance of shredded Kaffir lime leaves that gives it a nice fragrance. Steamed coconut milk curds are scooped around the otak-otak to give it a creamier texture. It certainly delivers a punchy kick with a saltier taste. 

    Tips

    Made with fresh ingredient Old school Nyonya heritage ambiance

    Things to expect

    Sold out very rapidly No preservation is used

    Best with

    Variety of traditional delicacies

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    Nyonya Colours @ The Gardens View restaurant

    LG 230A, Lower Ground Floor The Gardens Shopping Mall, 59200, Mid Valley City, Kuala Lumpur
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    0322870087

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    10:00AM—10:00PM
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