udang galah , pic by azharros.blogspot.com
The quest for udang galah had brought me deep into unchartered territory of negeri sembilan , the journey had been very tough and yet i triumphed and succeed , although i had failed to achieved the ultimate goal but i had manage satisfy my gastronomic experience ( cheh!!! poyo je ayat kat atas).
I had heard alot about the Udang Galah of Sungai Linggi , negeri sembilan . Without much planning and further research on the internet i head straight towards negeri sembilan today . The road was terribly congested that it took me almost three hours to get to Port Dickson . When i finally reach Muara Sungai Linggi , i was a bit dissapointed with the inability of the local people to direct me to the location of the Udang Galah stall . But the funny thing is all of them admit that sungai linggi is full of Udang Galah but they were unsure on where to buy the freshwater prawn. Finally , the 7th person that i ask for direction manage to give me the correct info on the location .
Located around 10 minutes from Linggi , on the way to Lubok China , Sungai Timun is one of the tributary of Sungai Linggi. Pengkalan Nelayan Sungai Timun is the place to be if you want to look for a freshly caught udang galah . Sadly , due to chinese new year most of the prawn had either been pre-book or sold out . I had went to almost 5 different seller of udang galah and none of them have any stock available .They had ask me to wait till 6 pm as most of the fishermen was expected to return from sea by then , but since this is an unplanned trip and i'm short of time i had to decline but i will surely come back to this place again in the future to buy Udang Galah . Instead of buying udang galah i had buy 5 kg of lokan directly from one of the fishermen .
From Linggi i head to Padas via rembau and along the way i had stopped at one of the stall selling ikan salai . This is the first time that i had tasted ikan keli and baung salai . I must say that it taste delicious and furthermore it was very cheap. Five ikan keli salai only cost me 4 ringgit .In KL it will cost me around RM 2.50!!! per ikan salai .