Sunday, July 02, 2006

Welcome To Malaysia - The Land Of Dubious Records.

The lengths to which some of our people will go to get their names in the news! We have had all kinds of ridiculous achievements recorded in our very own version of the Guinness Book Of Records, but this one takes the cake... or is it the otak-otak?

Using 60kg of fish, 16kg of spices and 24kg of coconut milk, Johor made it to the Malaysia Book of Records yesterday with the longest "otak-otak" measuring 200 metres.

Over 1,000 coconut leaves and 2,400 coconut leaf veins were used as the sheath.

Otak-otak is a local dish made from fish fillet mixed with spices and coconut milk. It is wrapped in coconut leaves and cooked either by grilling or steaming.

The 200-metre-long food was made in conjunction with the launch of the "Bulan Citrarasa Malaysia" festival of savouring Malaysian delights by Tourism Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor at Dangga Bay here.

The month-long festival, on the theme "Let's Eat" to introduce local dishes to foreign tourists, will end in Kota Baharu.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

These people are just a bunch of jokers who are out for publicity.

Is that stunt an achievement ?

3:37 PM GMT+8  
Blogger walski69 said...

The Malaysian obsession with records has even caught the attention of Wired magazine!

The article can be found here.

2:23 PM GMT+8  
Blogger The Malaysian. said...

The guy who wrote that for Wired was spot on. I wouldn't be surprised if our chaps include that article itself as an achievment!

2:37 PM GMT+8  

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