Otak – Otak Ikan/ Fish Cake


  • 400 gr Fresh Mackerel/ Pangasius Fish
  • 2 egg Whites
  • 4 Leeks, thinly sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic, mashed
  • 100 ml Coconut Milk, thick 
  • 1 tbsp Plain flour
  • 150 gr Tapioca Flour
  • 1 tsp Seasoning
  • Salt & pepper, just to taste
  • Banana Leaves, for wrapping, about 20 cm x 20 cm 
  • Bamboo Toothpicks/ Staples

 Peanut Sauce

  • 200 gr Fried Peanuts, Crushed/ Puree
  • 3 red Chilies
  • 2 Cloves Garlic
  • 2 tbsp Granulated Sugar
  • 3 Candlenuts, roasted
  • 2 tbsp Sweet Soy Milk
  • 150 ml water

How to make it

  1. Mash the Mackerel until completely blended. Add egg whites, milk, garlic, seasonings, sugar and a pinch of saltmix well. Put tapioca flour and leeks stir until well blended.
  2. Take a tablespoon of the mixture and place it on the banana leaves. Roll lengthwise and hook both ends with the bamboo toothsticks. 
  3. Roast over a low flame.  
  4. Serve with peanut sauce.

Peanut Sauce: Blend all the ingredients in a food processor (if its too thick you may add more water), then add it in a saucepan. Cook the sauce over low heat until boiling and slightly thickened.

Enjoy! En Guete! Selamat Makan!

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