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The MalaysianFood.net GlossaryThis glossary is mainly in Malay i.e. Bahasa Malaysia. However, many food ingredients or terms are better known in local Chinese or Indian dialects. This is because of Malaysia's multi-ethnic population, and its culturally diverse cuisine and cooking styles. Certain ingredients are used exclusively, or more frequently in different ethnic kitchens, while some foods may be forbidden due to religious beliefs. Wherever possible, spelling variations, similar names in English, or in other countries nearby and afar, shall also be included in the glossary.

 

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Oren

also called Limau Manis [Malay], Lowe [Chinese], Moolai [Tamil]

Orange.

 


Otak

Offal

Brain.

 


Otak Otak

 

Grilled Fish Mousse. A delicacy or snack made from fresh fish. Boneless fillets of fish are pounded into a paste, or mousse. It is then combined with other ingredients such as Santan [Coconut Milk], and aromatic herbs and spices. The fish paste or mousse is wrapped into fresh banana leaves, and steamed or grill on hot charcoals.

 


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