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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.

Two old friends came over to learn bread making. Using the basic sweet bread dough recipe, we had an afternoon of fun making Sausage Buns, Luncheon Meat Buns and Otah Rolls.

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 !


Ingredients :

(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.

3) Roll the dough up like a swiss roll. Leave to proof for a further 50 mins.

4) Glaze with beaten egg yolk and bake in a preheated 180C hot oven for 25-30mins or until otah is cooked. Remove and cool on a rack.

5) Slice and serve warm.