We have not been missing 'Malaysian' cuisine much since we came to Perth... We will always try to modify and substitute some of the ingredients in that particular recipe with what we could find here......
The above is our version of 'Otak-Otak' originally from the 'Nonya cookbook'. The only thing missing is the daun kadok.... well... 'beggars can't be choosers' here...
- 500g Basa Fillets
- 1 red onion
- 2 cloves garlic
- 10 dried chillies or add another 5 fresh chillies if you wish to have some 'ummph'
- 1 inch fresh or frozen galangal
- 1 inch fresh or frozen tumeric and add about 1 teaspoon of tumeric powder for the colour
- 2 stalks lemongrass
- 2 tablespoon of belacan granules
- 250 ml coconut milk
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 2 eggs
- 2 tablespoon rice flour