Jakarta Street Food: Otak Otak


Fish patties steamed in banana leaves.  ‘Otak otak’ literally means ‘brains’.  Maybe it’s because they look like little brains.  I’m pretty sure they don’t contain fish brains.

Anyhow, these are the fish cakes I spoke about in my post about Muara Karang.  They give you a basket full of them and you unwrap them and dip them in a spicy sauce.  They charge you by counting up how many are left when you’re finished.

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