How to wrap an otah - demo by Alice
The hardest part in otah making is the preparations. The wrapping itself is pretty simple actually.
Firstly, cut a banana leaf into a size slightly bigger than your hand. Then scoop about 2 tablespoon full of the otah mixture onto the banana leaf and make 2 folds along the grains of the leaf to wrap up the mixture.
It is important to put 2 fingers at the ends of the leaf before flattening the otah so that the otah mixture will not leak out of the sides of the leaf.
Then, place all the wrapped otah onto a tray and steam for about 10 minutes, until the otah is cooked. Alternatively, toast the otah in a toaster or an oven for about 5 - 8 minutes, at 150 deg C.
After all that preparations and wrapping, it's eating time!
Alice steamed some Chinese buns and cut up some cucumbers and fresh, crispy lettuce for us to eat with the otah. She allso toasted some french loaves for us to eat with the otah.
After all that cooking, it's time to eat!
Otah with steamed buns and toasted french loaves - both very good!
Alice also gave me this plant to bring home. We added some of these leaves
into the otah mixture as well.. but I can't remember the name of this plant..
One of A's dog - Max. Max is a really sweet dog and he decided to hang
around in the kitchen whilst we were there. I almost stepped on him
when I went to wash my hands at the kitchen sink!