What the Foccaccio? Malaysian Style…

What the Foccaccio?

So occasionally I have a flick through my mums old recipe books and I can’t quite believe that the pictures I am seeing are actually of edible food. I have to say food photography has come on A LOT. Most the of the recipes would probably be okay (with the exception of an occasional few), but the photography could use some work. This is just a way of cataloging some of the worst examples I have come across…

 

So my very first post for WTF? (What the Foccaccio?) is from a little known book called Rasa Malaysia, the complete Malaysian cookbook by Betty Shaw. Photographs by Harold Teo. Oh dear Harold…

Now I’m not entirely sure what they were aiming for here, but I don’t think it was this. Kind of looks like some sort of sludgy muddy mess on a plate! I’m sure it also doesn’t help that it’s being overshadowed by a giant green leaf and some tomatoes.

According to the recipe on the next page it is either Otak Otak Pulau Pinang (I’m not sure what that is) or it is an India Fish Curry. I think it is the fish curry, it looks flat enough for a side of fish. Well I’m not sure I’m going to be making this anytime soon, but I’m sure it tastes lovely…

WTF

 

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