Nam San Otak , Joo Chiat: "Nonya food: Fish otak otak" Top 5 Page for this destination Singapore Restaurant Tip by bpacker

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  Otak otak in banana leaf
by bpacker

Nothing entices me more than the fragrant aroma from the traditional Otak Otak or a form of spicy fish pate.
You'll usually find this pate wrapped cosily in a banana leaf wrapping. Don't be daft and attack the leaf, look beneath the leaf and you'll find a mixture of fish, spices and thick coconut cream. Yumm, this pate tastes heavenly as it is slowly barbecued over hot, glowing coals.

Favorite Dish: IMHO, the best otak otak comes from NamSan Otak in Joo Chiat Road. I simply love their makeral otak otak as it comes with succulent pieces of makeral . Yum! Even if you can't make it there, you should be able to find otak otak in most hawker centre stalls, wrapped in green leaves. Don't pay more than S$1 for one leaf.

Address: 267 Joo Chiat Road.
Price Comparison: least expensive
Price: less than US$10
Rating: 5
Theme: Local

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Nov 10, 2004
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