If you’re wondering what Otah is, it’s a spicy fish paste consisting of fish meat blended with onions, garlic, lemon grass, ginger, chillies and some other spices. Store-bought ones are as good, like this one, and it is available in most supermarkets :
I also use this to make Otah Omelette, or simply steam or grill it to eat it with steamed rice.
Without an auto bread machine, quite a bit of time is spent kneading, proofing and baking the buns. The entire process can take half a day but the fruit of the labor is always well worth the effort !
OTAH BREAD ROLL
(A) For the dough, refer to ‘BASIC SWEET BREAD DOUGH”
(B) Other ingredients : 4 packs frozen otah x 180g each (to defrost before use)
1) Divide the dough into 4 equal moulds and leave to rest for 15 mins in a warm place (e.g. inside of an oven).
2) Roll each mould to a rectangle and spread otah/fish paste all over the dough.