Monday, 26 June 2017

Otak Shiduoli. Best Otak Otak in JB, Some Say Better than Muar ⭐⭐⭐⭐✱


Otak Shiduoli, formerly at Storia Cafe at Jalan Storey is the most famous otak otak stall in Johor Bahru.


Otak Shidouli moved here at Jalan Maju near Plaza Pelangi about 3 months ago.


The family matriarch who founded Shiduoli with her husband over 30 years ago is still grilling their home made otak otak at the stall. Shiduoli is now headed by her son Ah San supported by family members, including the enthusiastic third generation.


Madame deftly works the grill like piano keys 😄 You don't often get food prepared by a towkay neo with 30 years of experience 😄


We can smell aroma rising from the grill with the smoke from charred attap leaves wrapping the spicy otak otak.

There are two types otak otak at Shiduoli, fish meat and fish head. While waiting for my otak otak at the stall, it is common to hear others ordering 30, 50 or even 100 sticks at one go 😂


Served hot from the grill, the fish otak otak is thick like a fat orangey red floppy tongue (price 90 sen each). They are not very big - each piece of otak otak fits snugly into a table spoon 😄 I am glad that they are exactly the same as those I tasted at their old Jalan Storey stall over 5 years go.

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The otak otak is soft, tender and moist with warm juice. The bits of fresh Mackerel fish and fish paste are held together with coconut milk and mildly hot aromatic spices. We can feel the soft bits of fish and taste the fish's natural sweetness under the mild sweet and spicy flavours.


There is also a slight smokey taste from the char at the bottom of the otak otak which had infused a bit of taste from the burnt attap leaves.


Shiduoli also serves fish head otak otak (price RM1 each). There are meat and fish head bones in the otak otak. The head bones have a slight fishy taste, the pleasant kind.

I like both the fish meat and fish head otak otak, but the former a little bit more.

Besides their famed otak otak, Shiduoli also serves nasi lemak, mee siam, fried fish cake, fish ball, fried bee hoon, fried crackers, etc breakfast food which are all quite nice too.


4-Star (out of 5). Shiduoli has the best otak otak that I have tasted in Singapore and JB. Some people say that Shiduoli has better otak otak than Muar, the otak otak capital of Malaysia. I have not tried many otak otak stalls in Muar, but yeah, for attap wrapped otak otak Shiduoli is better than those that I did try in Muar.

The most famous otak otak in Muar 👈 click


Restaurant name: Otak Shiduoli
Address: 16 Jalan Maju, Taman Maju Jaya, Johor Bahru
GPS: 1°28'50.5"N 103°45'59.1"E | 1.480688, 103.766422
Tel: 019 712 688 | 010 933 5529
Hours: 6:30am to 12:00 noon (often sold out by 11:00am) (Tues off)

No pork, no lard, no Halal cert

Date visited: 26 Jun 2017

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  1. Otak-Otak Shiduoli is indeed great, I have been to their shop for about 10 years now.

    Another good Otak-Otak in JB is at Plaza Angsana, they sell beside the Mee Rebus Haji Wahid stall at the outdoor food court. It is also home-made 👍🏻

    1. Oh great! I shall go look for them. Next weekend, another friend is going to bring me to another otak otak place. Also in Tampoi.

  2. Agreed, Tony! The Muar otak otak lost its footing. Not nice anymore.

  3. I have tried a few in Muar one
    Not a fussy eater but I think the one my friend helped me to buy at a homemade otak-otak really tastes good
    Yet to try the one you shared here...will check it out if I in JB

  4. I wonder is this JB shop selling the frozen box type of otak?


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