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Wednesday, 23 September 2015

MINI FISH BALLS & OTAK-OTAK IN FARLIM, IPOH.

This morning was a very busy one indeed! I had 2 appointments, 1 for breakfast date with one group of friends and another for lunch date with another group of friends.

For the morning breakfast there were 4 of us, we were all ex-colleagues.
One of us wanted to try the curry noodles at Restoran Blue Sky in Farlim but didn't know the way, so I showed the way.
A sample of the curry noodle that my friend wanted to try.
Since we were already in Farlim, I wanted to check out the lunch's place which none of our lunch group has been before. It was only a short distance away. I might as well go check out the area and also to see whether the stall is open for business or not.

This is the place, known for its mini sized fish balls and otak-otak imported from Muar, Johor.

It is a zinc shack surrounded by trees which keep the place cool.

This is a very old shack, it has been in business for many years. The place may not look nice, but it is clean. Some may not like to eat here. I noticed they still use charcoal stove besides the gas stove.

Since we were there, we might as well try the mini fish balls and otak-otak to see if it is worth for my friends to come all the way from the other side of town.

We didn't order any noodles. We just wanted to taste the fish balls and some of the fried goodies. The fish balls are about the size of a 5 cent or 10 cent coin. We ordered only 15 fish balls for MYR 3.00.
MYR 1.00 for 5 fish balls.
We also ordered 6 pieces of fried goodies. Don't know the price of these.
I was very interested to try the otak-otak, so ordered 4 pieces for us to try.
90 cents per piece.

Otak-otak is actually Nyonya fish custard wrapped in banana leaves. But this otak-otak imported from Muar, Johor is special. It is wrapped in palm leaves and grilled before it is served.

Upon opening the staples from both ends of palm leaves, here is the fish custard. It is a flat, thin piece of fish custard, very tasty and slightly spicy.

This is how they grilled the otak-otak.

This is a gas operated grilling stove.

I even bought 2 packets of frozen otak-otak home. One is Prawn otak-otak @ MYR 7.50. The other is Fish otak-otak @ MYR 7.00.

Before we left this place, I messaged my foodie friends that I have found the place and that they can come to taste the fish balls and otak-otak. So believe it or not, by midday, I was here again. The lady boss was happy to see me back with my friends!

For 5 of us, we ordered 3 bowls curry noodle and 1 plain soup noodle. Also the mini fish balls, some stuffed tofu and fried goodies too!

A few pieces of small friend goodies.

Ordered 10 pieces of otak-otak for 5 people. The otak-otak does not need any dipping sauce. These dipping sauce were for the fish balls, tofu and fried goodies.

1 ate only a few spoonful of noodles and some mini fish balls. The portions were not big and it was not a very heavy meal. Thank God for his providence, food and for friends!

If you are interested, the location is at Jalan Foo Wah Cheng, 30200 Ipoh (off Jalan Lahat).

You gave me life and showed me kindness,

and in Your providence watched over my spirit.

(Job 10:12, New International Version-NIV)

30 comments:

  1. How nice that you found this place, Nancy, and that you invited your friends! The food looks really good! :)

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    1. Thank you, Linda. The food tastes good and we were blessed, a friend paid for this meal. Now we have an addition place to our foodie list.

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  2. Sounds and looks fabulous. I want some of everything.

    Have a blessed day Nancy. ☺

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    1. Thank you, Sandee. Yes, it is very tasty. If would be nice if you can come and taste them!

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  3. Looks wonderful, I would certainly be happy to try it all as nothing looked familiar to me.

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    1. Thank you, Mamas. It is very interesting to try new food.

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  4. The trees around the place catch my eye.

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    1. Thank you, William. I too like the trees around the place and they help shade the place from the hot sun.

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  5. I'd definitely eat here, Nancy! The food looks so good!

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    1. Yes LiLi, the food is good and we look the surrounding, very relaxed.

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  6. 2 appointment in one day, that sounds interesting. Food looks good & I really want that bowl of curry noodles. I had once tasted otak otak from Muar Johor which my friend bought for me from her trip but am not too fond of it.

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    1. Hi Irene, if on its own I won't mind eating this otak otak from Muar but I preferred the Penang style of otak otak, with the daun kaduk, etc fragrance.

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  7. Food and friends? That's what I call 'best day ever!'

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    1. Thank you, Sharon. I guess these are what we retirees can afford to enjoy with the time at our hands.

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  8. A very great day for foodies. All food are good.

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  9. What delicious and exotic foods! I love those grilled otak-otak...so fun!

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    1. Thank you, Angie. Nowadays not easy to get these otak-otak because very few people know how to make this!

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  10. Nancy, this place is so down to earth with nothing fancy. Usually the best foods are to be had at such places.

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    1. Hi Phong Hong, actually this business has been operating for a long time and we only get to know about it just recently. The business is good too.

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  11. I love fish balls! But I've never heard of otak otak until now. Interesting.

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    1. Hi Lux, I love otak-otak! Otak-otak is not common in Ipoh.

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  12. Coisas deliciosas.
    Um abraço e continuação de uma boa semana.

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    1. Thank you, Francisco. Yes, the food is delicious. Have a great day!

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  13. The curry in photo 1 looks really tasty. The fish balls are really small. Taste good?

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    1. Hi Mun, both the curry and fish balls taste good!

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  14. The food is just so different to most stuff here...I bet ours would really be strange to you if you have not been here.

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    1. Hi Rose, what is common to us may not be common to others, just like yours and mine. This is what makes the world interesting!

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  15. The curry mee in the first pic looks super delicious!

    The otak-otak.. now that's something more achievable for me. Can easily get in KL phew.

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    1. Hi Stacy, over here we can quite easily get good curry mee but not so the otak-otak.

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