Monday, February 15, 2010

Quest for Udang Galah ..... Sungai Timun and Rembau,Negeri Sembilan

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 .

Lokan
ikan salai stall








ikan keli salai

ikan baung salai





Entrance to pengkalan nelayan sg timun

sungai timun


fishing for udang galah in sungai timun




18 comments:

  1. xplorer, ni tpt yg keluar dlm majalah 3 dulu ke? Teringin nk pg tp xsmpai2 lagi :)

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  2. mas- yup btul tu , saya jumpa pun secara kebetulan.bila balik rumah buat research baru dpt tahu yg tempat tu mmg popular

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  3. Xplorer

    Hang pi Ahad ka? Aku pi Pengkalan Balak / Lingi / Bagan Lalang.

    CNY ni byk kedai tutup depa sambut raya

    Lukman

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  4. Ini lah tak sedap,hehehe..selepas baca topic makan ni..lansung keluar cari makanan serupa.
    Rupa-rupa nya kedai Melayu pun close pasal tahun baru cina.Maklum lah..yang supply Udang,ikan & sayor ada lah Cina.
    Jadi makan saja yg dalam tin hahaha..
    Memamng seronok ya...jalan-jalan sambil makan.

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  5. ehehe..
    sengsara jugak time2 cuti pjg ni nak kuar pi cari mknan yg besh2 mcm udang galah ni ;-)

    u made it,bro!

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  6. lukman - aku pi hari isnin , pengkalan balak pun aku p jugak

    awang - kalau udang galah sarawak lagi besar2 n best . kat semenanjung ni mmg susah skit nak cari udang galah.

    marlboro-kalau hendak mesti jadik punya

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  7. Looks delicious! What is the difference between 'ikan salai' and 'ikan bakar'?

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  8. ikan salai taste a bit smokey and it is cook slowly using indirect heat and smoke , that's why it tastes a bit smokey.The fish will took longer time to cook .ikan bakar used direct heat to cook the fish . just like smoke salmon and grilled salmon

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  9. so dapat tak udang galah yang hang carik tu?

    best nya keli salai!!

    rasa tak sama ekk ngan keli panggang?

    ker sama jer?

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  10. tak dapat semua dah sold out.ikan salai lain , dia asapkan n tak bakar .kulit ikan pun tak terbakar

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  11. WOW! Thanks for the extra info. I would LOVE to try 'smoky' fish :)

    Cheers!
    mylo

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  12. rasanya mcm pernah tgk tempat ni dlm majalah 3..
    hope suatu hari nanti saya sampai sini..
    sedapnyaaaa tgk!

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  13. memang biasa masuk majalah tiga

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  14. kene singgah nie... ade kat melaka la nie.. tapi tak sure camne nak pegi sini.. eheehe

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  15. dah singgah dah tadi.. beli 1/2 kilo udang galah.. sekilo sembilang salai... thanks for the tips..

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  17. Ikan sembilang atau milang ( istilah org NS...bukan keli ) salai jika dimasak lemak cili api rencah belimbing buluh adalah lauk yang awesome. Boleh cuba....paradiso!!!

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