Give it a try…

I got this photograph from somebody’s album on Facebook but I can’t remember who now…

Fisn & chips sign

…and I’m sharing it with everybody here as it has happened to me before.

I can’t remember what I was buying then but the seller told me that it was 20 sen each and for RM2.00, I would get 10. I did not bother to make any mental calculations then and I just assumed that he was giving me some kind of special offer, encouraging me to buy RM2.00 so that I would get more. It was only when I got home that I realised that it was no cheaper than if I had bought, say, RM1.00 of the stuff. Tsk! Tsk!

Anyway, since we are on the topic of fish, my missus tried her hand at making otak-otak the other day…

MrsSTP's otak-otak 1

For the uninitiated, otak-otak is some kind of fish paste delicacy mixed with all kinds of ingredients – shallots, chillies, lengkuas (galangal), serai (lemon grass) kunyit (tumeric) and the leaves…wrapped in some kind of coconut leaf and grilled over a charcoal fire.

Well, she used banana leaves instead and instead of wrapping it all up, she had the open-top style like the otak-otak at this cafe in Sibu. Besides, instead of grilling it over a charcoal fire, she baked it in the oven. Hence, in the end, there was a hard layer at the top…

MrsSTP's otak-otak 2

…but other than that, I thought it tasted really great. I wouldn’t want to cook that myself though as it looked like it was so much work! No, thank you! LOL!!!