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Mouthwatering Food Experiences on Bintan Island - A gastronomical journey

No holiday experience in any country is complete without you trying out the local food. Here a list of things you might want to try when you are on Bintan island.

1

Otak Otak

This is a signature food of the island. Otak otak is basically grilled fish cake that is wrapped in a banana leaf. This fish cake is made of ground fresh fish meat that is mixed with spices and tapioca. In Indonesian language, otak means brain and this dish is named as such because the final results look a little bit like the brain. In most parts of the country, there are two types of this dish made, one is made with fish and other which is made with squid. The dish made with squid is considerably spicier than the other dish. If you are staying at a Bintan Beach resort hotel the likes of The Residence Bintan by Cenizaro you definitely must try this dish as a snack.

2

Gonggong

This could also be explained as being the Asian version of the French dish escargot. This dish utilizes a sea snail and the people who actually had this dish say it is absolutely delicious. You definitely need to have an adventurous streak if you are going to try eating snails in a foreign country. People say that eating this dish itself is kind of hard work because you need to pull out the flesh from the Snail shell with a tiny little toothpick. Once you pull the flesh out from the shell, place it in your mouth so that it smoothly glides down your throat.

3

Prata Bread

This dish is from India and is popular in most parts of South Asia like Malaysia and Singapore. Usually served with gravy on the side there are various ways to making this dish. Onions, banana, chocolate, cheese, eggs, and even mushrooms are used to make this roti.

4

Kernas

This is a popular delicious snack which is made with a blend of fish and sago. Similar to a nugget this dish it is crispy on the outside and smooth on the inside. Distinct flavours in this dish are of the fish. The spicy version of this fish nugget also has Chilli pepper added to it. This dish makes for a great evening snack while you have your coffee or tea on Bintan island.

5

Mie Tarempa

Originally a dish from Malaysia this came to this coastal area back in the day and continues to offer great culinary experiences for everyone who tries it. These noodles are made with rich spices and Herbs as well as additional items that make it a little bit red. The noodles used for this dish are thicker than usual the topping used are slices of fish.

6

Ikan Asam Pedas

This dish's distinctive flavour is basically spicy and sour fish. Yet another dish that comes from the Malaysian side of the world this dish can be made from various kinds of fish both from the Sea or from freshwater. Made with spices and Herbs that create a mouth-watering experience, this is a definite must-have when you are in this part of Indonesia.

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