Otak Otak Place Tropicana Mall

I had the chance to savor some nice Malaysian food from this eatery in Tropicana Mall the other day. It was just before the premiere screening of Battle LA. Otak Otak Place, direct translation from Bahasa Malaysia to English would have given us Brain's Place! Anyway, its not brains, but the Otak otak here stands for this delicious fish cake. A quick check for Otak Otak online gives me this definition:  "Otak-otak is a fish cake wrapped inside banana leaf. It can be found throughout Indonesia, Singapore, and Malaysia."

Otak-Otak Place with malaysian kampung decor

Otak Otak Place is located at Lot L1-58, 1st Floor of Tropicana City Mall in Petaling Jaya. You won't miss it because the front of the shop is really quite interesting with the hanging bicycle and all. Also there's this big wordings Otak Otak which you definately won't miss! 

From the front

One of the first thing that strikes me as being unique the moment I sat down to order was the menu. The menu was old school style, in fact it is made to mirror an exercise book from the 80's, complete with "nama, darjah tingkatan, Perkara, Chegu". Check it out below.

Exercise Book Menu

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Since this was my first visit to Otak Otak Place, I was recommended by my friends to take the Otak Otak Nasi Lemak. The dish came in this 3 tier classic carrier. I remmebered when I was young, I use to have my lunch delivered in this exact same carrier by this auntie who cooks and sends it over during weekdays.

Nostalgic
Nasi Lemak Otak Otak


The rice with egg

The Nasi Lemak came with a generous sized Otak Otak, coupled with sambal, kacang and an egg. Pretty good, but it could have been better if they had thrown in more ingredients such as chicken, ikan bilis, etc. We ordered the Iced Honey Lemon Tea, and it really was quite nice to drink.

Honey Lemon Tea

My partner ordered the Fish Head Mee Sua. She had no complaints so I assumed it was good as well. It looked pretty appetizing to me.

Fish head mee sua

Overall the eating experience here was pleasant, with an air of nostalgia for the yesteryears. The price also was pretty reasonable at RM26 for 2 inclusive of tax. So if you're in the mood for some Otak Otak, and you're around tropicana, do drop over this shop to have a try.


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20 comments :

  1. i go there b4! it was so yummy~

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  2. never eat there yet! hungree.... :)

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  3. Whoa... the food looks really yummy... I shouldn't have dropped by in the middle of the night. Tummy is growling for them.

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  4. nasi lemak otak2 and fish head mee sua looks awesome, shall try it soon

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  5. You always make things look yummier than they originally are. Haha! =P Nice one.

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  6. I love otak2...but this one doesn't look that appealing - like reheated. But looks can be deceiving. Hope to give it a try one day...

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  7. I never thought that we can eat nasi lemak with otak-otak wor. Now this is new. :)

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  8. haha ! i eat at otak otak place few time dy , yes , the food is nice there . =D

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  9. not bad not bad...love the look of the nasi lemak

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  10. wow yum yum ! long time didnt eart otak d....

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  11. sedapnyerr O-tak2..biasa mkn yang dibalut dgn daun kelapa..kalau mkn tak terasa walaupun dah makan 20 keping..hahaha..btw saya pernah tgk tmpt ni kat dlm TV..tapi tak ingat rancangan apa..tumb up!!!

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  12. Went there before!! And yeaaaaps! NICE PLACE! love the interior of the place! VERY old school. They even have the skipping rope made from rubber bands! and and candies that were sold outside school when i was in primary school! SO NOSTALGIC lol!

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  13. wow..i love otak-otak...eat with steamed chinese bread is also very nice..

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  14. KeiKei: Really? it was my first time there only. Hehe.


    QI Wen: Wahahah, shall post food posts at your hungriest time around midnight. :P


    Nal: Thanks for dropping by bro!


    CLeffairy: You can go and makan now!! Hahhaa, no need to starve yea.


    CW: belanja me makan bro!


    Shiok Leng: Thanks for the compliments, but the food here so so only. Not realy very very delicious.


    STP: maybe its not reheated, but ya, the food is average only. Sometimes I wonder, if the shops I go to, is not nice, should I still blog about it? What do you think?


    Tekkaus: New for me too bro! Whahahaa.


    Jayren: you guys are PJ people so its easier to come to nice pj spots. XD it was my first time there.


    Small Kucing: makan makan makan. Wahahaha.


    Catherine: Lets go makan together next time. Hehe.


    Norasiah: Hehehe, kebiasaannya otak2 memang lebih nipis, so 20 keping pun hilang begitu je. Best kan! Wahaha. Thanks for the thumbs up ye.


    FLys: Oooh, yup it is really very old school. I did not notice the skipping rope and candies. Awww,maybe will check it out next time if i have the chance.


    Claire: Otak otak is definately very nice even to eat it on its own.

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  15. gahhh im not a fan of otak-otak. >.< but the fish head mee sua me likey!! :p

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  16. Caroline: Hehe, my wife took the fish head mee sua. Maybe most girls think alike. :P

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  17. gahhh im not a fan of otak-otak. >.< but the fish head mee sua me likey!! :p

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  18. Went there before!! And yeaaaaps! NICE PLACE! love the interior of the place! VERY old school. They even have the skipping rope made from rubber bands! and and candies that were sold outside school when i was in primary school! SO NOSTALGIC lol!

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  19. wow..i love otak-otak...eat with steamed chinese bread is also very nice..

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