I don’t think I’ve seen a chunkier versions of both otak otak and satay. These wonderful Madam Kwan specimens were quite tasty too! It does remind me of what you might expect from a meticulous and generous Auntie who invited you over for lunch.
Satay is the coal smoked South-East Asian version of Shish Kebab. A variety of meats are used depending on whether a Malay, Chinese or Indian is serving it. The meat skewers come with a peanut dipping sauce and sometimes other condiments such as a rice cake, onions and cucumber.
Otak Otak has a strange name which translates directly to ‘brains’. Wikipedia says that it gets the name due to the appearance and texture that resembles its namesake. It is actually made of fish paste mixed with herbs and spices and then wrapped in a banana leaf. This then smoked over coal and becomes very aromatic.