Otak-Otak Place At 1 Utama

Wuan and I had dinner yesterday at a restaurant called the Otak-Otak Place that just opened at the Lower Ground Floor in the New Wing of 1 Utama. This restaurant took up one of the lots where Giant Supermarket used to be. The menu has an extensive offerings of the delicious otak-otak prepared and served in many different ways.

Otak-Otak Place Roti Jala with Curry Chicken
Roti Jala with Curry Chicken.

There were the usual steamed otak-otak and grilled otak-otak. Otak-otak steamed in banana leaf is from Penang. Otak-otak wrapped in coconut leaf and grilled comes from Muar in Johor. Apart from the that, the menu proferred a mind-boggling list of otak-otak served as dumplings, fish cakes and even used as patty for burgers.

We were indeed spoilt for choice and had a difficult time deciding what we wanted to eat. After browsing the menu for a while and salivating in the process, we decided to tread on the well-beaten path and try out food that we were more familiar with.

Otak-Otak Place Nasi Lemak Special
Nasi Lemak Special.

Wuan was not very hungry and had Roti Jala with Curry Chicken (RM5.90). I stole a piece of the roti jala. The curry was fragrant. The aroma and taste was just what I like in chicken curry. There are not many places in the Klang Valley that offer this dish in the menu. This is one place that I will go back again whenever I have cravings for roti jala.

The fried chicken for the Nasi Lemak Special (RM9.90) that I ordered looked delicious in the menu. It was served in a two-tier stainless steel tiffin carrier that is common in many kitchens. One was filled with rice, two slices of cucumber and half a hard-boiled egg. The other had one piece of fried rempah chicken, one piece of grilled otak-otak and one portion of sambal ikan bilis. The chicken was well marinated and did not disappoint but the nasi lemak was a little bland for my liking.

Steamed Otak-Otak
Steamed Otak-Otak.

For the month of December, patrons who have the 1 Utama One Card will be presented with a complimentary piece of steamed otak-otak (RM3.00) with their orders. While we liked the otak-otak, we both agreed that it would have tasted better with daun kaduk. There was not a hint of this pungent leaf or its aroma. Somehow, steamed otak-otak without daun kaduk is just incomplete for the Northern Peranakan cuisine lovers in us.

The bill plus two glasses of iced honey lemon inclusive of 5% service charge totaled RM24.99. We will definitely return to try out more from the menu. Wuan wants to have a taste of the Nasi Briyani Dam. As for me, there are several other otak-otak dishes that I would love to sink my teeth into.

7 thoughts on “Otak-Otak Place At 1 Utama”

  1. :p

    Peter:
    We should have gone to makan there to celebrating meeting for the first time. Ah well, next time, ok?

  2. The nasi lemak looks a little plain. Where’s the peanut and ikan bilis? :D

    What happened to your template?

    Peter:
    The ikan bilis is hidden between the fried chicken and the otak-otak. As for my template, I was troubleshooting to see why trackback and pingback is not working after I upgraded to Version 2.7. Both are still not working.

  3. I thought I saw a billboard advert today that said “Steamed Otak-Otak RM1″. Speaking of which, do try “Madam Kwan”‘s Nasi Lemak. It’s delicious and….expensive (thanks to the rental). I do have my lunch there sometimes.

    Peter:
    The steamed otak-otak is free for those holding the One Card. I am not sure about the RM1 promotion. Madam Kwan’s nasi lemak is nice but there is always a long queue during lunch and dinner time.

  4. You’re turning into a food blogger ah? =D All those photos are making my mouth water. ;9~~~

    Peter:
    I blogged about food because I have nothing else to write about. :(

  5. ya lor…sorry ler…was rushing off…was a very hectic day that day! but now we’ve met under such circumstances, i guess that means i don’t need a wear a paper bag on my head when i meet you now..hahaha!

    Peter:
    Why lar do you need to wear a paper bag over your head when you meet me?

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