Tuesday, 24 February 2009

Ikan Bakar Garam Seri Kembangan

A visit here would change your mind about the humble Tilapia fish or better known as Fei Chau Yu ( literally mean African fish in Cantonese ) . As normally Tilapia fish has a rather muddy taste , much rumoured about their diet, it's usually cooked steamed in beau sauce or as Tomyam steam to mask off its taste. No one in its clear mind would grill or steam this fish, until you visit here....................

Meet Seri Kembangan's much raved and talked about Salt roasted fish, with fancy suggestive names like 雪山飞狐 ( Snow mountain flying fox ) . Its surprisingly addictive , minus the muddy smell its normally associated with. The secret is that the fish is usually reared in a seperate tank with running water and starved for a few days in order for the fish to 'cleanse ' itself internally .

Doesn' t looks inviting right ????? The salt is rubbed on the outer side and grilled over charcoal fire. The skin is later cut open to reveal a fresh n yummy flesh inside. The skin is not meant to be eaten !!!!!

Each fish is rubbed with salt and grilled over hot charcoal for 20 minutes

Warning : This sauce is seriously addicitve. Bits of mashed chilli padi in a sweet soya sauce. Just the the one you get fro the foos stalls. Just better. The fish isnt that tasty without this.

Fried salted fish. Great with the chilli sauce dip !!!!!

'Steam with chicken essense " . Its wrapped over aluminium foil and put over the charcoal fire and the heat steams it . Very tasty sauce and goes well with rice .

Expects to wait a minimum of 20 minutes for the grilled fish. We place an order by phone before coming :)- Expects to pay RM15-20/fish depending on the size. for our family of 8, we paid RM135 for 6 fish (!!) , 1 vegetable and 1 egg dish plus rice and tea.

So good its even reviewed in 8 Tv's food guide Ho Chiak ! Click here to view .

Other reviews : Vkeong , Food POI ,

Ikan Bakar Garam
249-B , Jalan 2 , Kawasan 6 , Seri Kembangan, Selangor
Tel : 016-2888089 , 016 - 2340847


email2me said...

This sauce mix is made popular by Malay. In Penang, they eat it with fried black pomphret. Check out my blog regularly as I'll be posting it soon XD

WenJian said...

yer,,,u at Sri Kembangan and im in UPM but didnt come to fetch me out,,,

tanalan2 said...


OOhhh is it ? The sauce kinda similar to the sauce we have with cut fruits like pineapples in KL and goreng pisang in Johor.

BTW u have FB ???? Add me and we can come out meet someday and bigeat !!!!!!! FB link in my main page !!

WJ : near u can walk there also mar.....

Vivien said...

wow, i love salt baked fish like these like those i have in thai, but seri kembangan is a bit far out for me... btw, the price is really reasonable at RM15-20, i heard some thai restaurant selling it at much higher price

tanalan2 said...

Vivien ::: far from your place ??? Where are u staying ? There is another one in Cheras though..but I hvnt try b4 lar.


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