24 Sep '11, 1am

Hiang Soon Otar: AKA Jalan Kayu Otar: Otah 50 cents I asked our facebook fans where I can get the best Otar in...

Hiang Soon Otar: AKA Jalan Kayu Otar: Otah 50 cents I asked our facebook fans where I can get the best Otar in...

I asked our facebook fans where I can get the best Otar in Singapore and this particular shop at Jalan Kayu turned up the most times! I have been to Jalan Kayu on many occasions but I don't ever remember seeing an Otar stall there! The funny thing is that most people don't even know that the name of the stall is actually Hiang Soon Otar, they simply called it Jalan Kayu Otar. I think the owners might need to do some rebranding soon! Talking about Otah, I was reprimanded by one of our readers that this particular snack is supposed to be called Otak-Otak in Malay and not Otah or Otar. Incidentally, in case you don't know, Otak Otak in Malay means "brains" and they called it Otak Otak because the texture resembles the mushy brains of some unfortunate animal. But you know, I feel Otah or Otar is very much now a part of our Singlish vocabulary. The Chinese community has adopted...

Full article: http://ieatishootipost.sg/2011/09/hiang-soon-otar-aka-jal...

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