Grilled fish cake (otak-otak) from Riau

It’s not complete when traveling to the Riau islands without tasting these special snacks. Otak-otak (Grilled fish cake) name. snacks with minced meat or cuttlefish meat wrapped in coconut leaves and then burned to make this delicious snack eaten while visiting the tourist attractions of Bintan Island.

Otak otak
Otak otak

Otak-otak (Grilled fish cake), Typical snacks Kepulaun Riau is different from the Otak-otak (Grilled fish cake) in Bangka Belitung. otak otak – Riau Islands are orange and small in shape while in Bangka they are white and have a larger size and are usually eaten with Babel special broth.

Otak otak
Otak otak

These snacks are often found in every region of the Riau islands. both at the Port, the Airport and at tourist attractions. however, when visiting Tanjungpinang and Bintan, the Otak-otak (Grilled fish cake) are often attacked by most of the local people of Tanjungpinang and Bintan usually found along the road to Trikora beach or to Sungai Enam, Kijang. the Otak-otak (Grilled fish cake) have different tastes depending on the recipe. however, these Otak-otak (Grilled fish cake) usually have fish, cuttlefish and bone flavor variants.

Eating one packet of Otak-otak (Grilled fish cake) may not be enough, given the portion served on each pack of coconut leaves is fairly small. No wonder the price of Tanjungpinang Otak-otak (Grilled fish cake) is very cheap, which is Rp. 1000, – for Otak-otak (Grilled fish cake) based on pure squid, or a mixture of fish and squid. In its own making, the Otak-otak (Grilled fish cake) are not only burned but also fried. It also makes the newcomers do not want to be left behind to buy this particular food as a souvenir to take home.

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