All that for about 30 pieces of homemade otah.
That amounts to about 10 pieces of otah for every hour of preparation.. not to mention all that driving and rushing around at the market. And I haven't even counted the major wash-up I had to do after that... and the fact that my kitchen still has that fishy smell now..
I'm beginning to think the $1.50 otah at Joo Chiat road is worth the drive there and definitely worth the money.
But it was really fun.. I did enjoy it.. inspite of all that tearing (from the onions and chilli) and the washing up afterwards.
The otah taste good.. but it could be better. Next time, I'd make the batter thicker and add more chilli and salt. But it'd probably be sometime later.. because making the otah today really wore me out... *yawn*
The ingredients that went into the "rempah" -
tumeric root, shallots, onions, dried and fresh chilli and candlenut.
And also blue ginger, or galangal and kaffir lime leaves, which I forgot to take pictures of.
Another 2 special ingredients that went into the rempah -
toasted coconut and toasted coriander seeds. I forgot to buy the later
today so I had to do without it.
The "rempah" smelled really good and "otahish"
The end result
Top - the otah I made today
Bottom - the one made during the class with Alice.
Difference - I used less chilli and added a bit too much water today