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Friday, 21 June 2013

Ikan Patin - Gulai Tempoyak Ikan Patin Gerai Kak Mek, Temerloh


 Sugar overload...had coca-cola and Coconut Jelly. I refused to sleep till we arrived at Temerloh...while Papa and Mamarazzi hunting for Ikan Patin, I dozed off.

Woke up found myself here. A small stall by the roadside. The stall that we went to last time was not open.


I asked camera from Mamarazzi. I wanna snap photo....clear ah the photos? well....Mamarazzi "edited" them la.

This man "terror lah". He can catch the fish by using his hand only. No need to use net!

  3.5kg...for 4 Patin Fish....nat bad.

 He also helped Mamarazzi to clean the fish.


 Chop! Chop! Chop! and the wifey wrap them up and collect money.


  Not bad la...Doesn't even cost RM50.


As it was getting late, Mamarazzi suggested we have dinner at Temerloh. It was school holiday. The highway is expected to be pretty jam up. Better "makan"(eat) first.

Googled and saw many recommend "Gerai Makan Pak Usop" at Temerloh Esplanade. Got lost a few times coz the GPS got "dizzy". Halfway, navigating it would suddenly say "Route re-calculation". 

Gave up....just "hentam" and drive blindly la. Spotted the stall.. Too bad it was closed...*sobs*

 
 Lucky for us, the stall next to it was open and it was also another recommended eating place. Gerai Kak Mek


 Wow...they have TWO big pot of Gulai Tempoyak Ikan Patin. For those of you who doesn't know, tempoyak is fermented durians. It's used to cook gulai which is a type of "soupy" food. It's spicy and and have curry-like sauce.

Papa asked the price before ordering coz we read somewhere that some stall sells this type of fish at an exorbitant price.


this piece was RM10. Not bad la coz it was such a big piece. initially Papa wanted to have both the head and tail but luckly Mamarazzi said one piece is enough. Too much can't finish.

True enough...one piece was just nice for us. 

Fuiyoh...I can tell you that it was "raining" in the stall as we ate or rather as Papa and Mamarazzi ate. The gulai was very spicy. But Papa slurped up the gulai to the last drop. It was THAT good

  Some additional dishes 


 For me...I opted to be safe. I had Keoy Teow Ladna. Not spicy at all though it looks yellow.

Mamarazzi said last time when she was in Standard 6, a Malay friend invited her to her Hari Raya open house. The mother cooked up a storm, rendang daging, curry chicken etc. Most of the dishes have red color..meanning contains Cili.

Mamarazzi can't take much of Cili la....she spotted one dish which is yellow in color. Hmmm...that one must be a "safe" dish. Yellow couldn't be spicy, right.

Oh boy! how wrong she was. It was Gulai Tempoyak. Mak Datuk Oi!! It was so spicy that she can't feel her tongue anymore. It was cooked with "cili padi" (Bird's eye chili). That is the super spicy cili as compared to the normal red ones.

  Papa had to "cool down" with this.

  But this did not deterred him for "Tapau-ing" some more of the Gulai Tempoyak Ikan Patin home. Asked for extra "soup" so that Mamarazzi can "add-in" the Ikan patin that we bought earlier.

Fuih....that was one experience that I won't forget so soon

Oh ya...where is this stall...it's located at C-1, Lurah Semantan, Temerloh. Googled the phone number is  : 09-296 5602

If you are using the same sotplug GPS that Mamarazzi is using, try pointing it to Petronas at Lurah Semantan. It's easier. The row of stall is just opposite of the petrol station.

63 comments:

  1. Tempoyak? Looks like my masak kunyit... My post on ikan patin already scheduled but will have to wait a loooong time for it. Hehehehehehe!!!!

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    1. Good morning. Wah you schedule posts one month ahead ka?

      Gonna attempt make gulai tempoysk today...hope it works

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  2. Good morning Small Kucing, mamarazzi still sleeping ke?

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    1. 9am still sleeping....? No such luck ler...school day after all

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  3. Kuantan and K. Terengganu - got a lot of patin fish right?

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    1. Ikan patin is popular in temerloh.

      Temerloh, while us located in Pahang is not Kuantan.

      Kuantan pulak, is not really that near to Kuala Tetengganu.

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    2. not sure about Kuantan. As for Trengganu, in-laws usually get it from pasar tani.

      But I know there are plenty of Ikan Patin at Temerloh la . After all it's call temerloh Bandar Ikan Patin.

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    3. Hmm...never mind. Next mth I'll be at Kuantan. See got chance to eat patin fish or not..

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  4. I wanted to laugh, when said Mak Datuk Oi!...LOL

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    1. why laugh jek....? Orang tua melatah ler

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  5. hmmm.. not sure I tried ikan patin before.

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    1. not much bone Safe for kids to eat

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  6. For those who only know eat sashimi...

    Patin is a freshwater fish. Pahang is popular for its freshwater fish like jelawat, patin, kelah...

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    1. MMMm jelawat...another sedap fish

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  7. Good morning Small Kucing...

    Have a great weekend ahead...

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  8. aiyoh, Temerloh is on the way back to KL from KT or paparazzi purposely en-route there to find ikan patin and gulai tempoyak?? i heard about Temerloh because my sis studied in SMK Temerloh in Titiwangsa KL last time, hahaha!! only later that i know this is a place in Pahang~~ :D

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    1. yup from kt on the way back to KL got passby Temerloh. Go there buy fish and since near makan time we had dinner there lor

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  9. wah, ikan patin will bite people or not?? that uncle can catch four ikan patin using bare hand (or bear hand also make sense hor?? haha..) hand ah?? sorry lah, when it comes to fish, Uncle SK cannot differentiate them at all.. he only knows orange color one is salmon, the kite shape one is pomfret~~ :D

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  10. eih eih, so funny lah that photo Small Kucing making the payment.. look at the makcik behind, she was scrutinizing the RM50 notes lah, sure takut takut Small Kucing gave her toy notes instead, hahaha!! :D

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    1. monopoly money. LOL, hut the makcik very friendly la. He snap photo makcik also paused from wrapping the fish for him to snap photo of the fish

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  11. aiyoh, at first i saw that tempoyak looks nice!! only later mamarazzi said it's made from fermented durians, then i totally lose appetite already lah.. Uncle SK thought normal curry fish, but got durian one, somemore fermented, OMG.. i hate durians~~ actually too spicy also Uncle SK cannot take it lah, later go toilet many many times until jello legged~~ :D

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    1. hahahahaha...eh but when eat ah no tempoyak taste leh...try la...I know you very adventurous one leh

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  12. hehehe, so funny lah this mamarazzi.. thought only red color food are spicy and not other colors?? eih, must try a little bit first lah.. but then strange also lah, the mother knew she's inviting small kids to the party, then have to cut down using chilies mah, budak kecik how to take super spicy food kan?? so mamarazzi went home with two fat sausages on her lips?? :D

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    1. Nah..it was open house for all. Adults and kids. Cut down cili then not nice pulak the dish

      Think about it last time very syok one during open house. Any time of the day you drop by, the host will have food ready to serve.


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  13. wow, you are tempting me to visit the east coast. I should do it again. It has been ages since I last visited them.

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  14. Eh I think I saw this title published few days ago, but the post cannot be found, is it?

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    1. Anyway, the uncle so geng! Catch fish with hands! Must be very experienced in this field already.

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    2. Lol..the other day was scheduling this post. Ter-pressed "published" so "unpublished" it lo.

      Ya wor the uncle very geng...no need net. Not scare kena "cut" by the fish

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  15. Hmm...I think I still got tempoyak in the fridge. Must look for recipe first :)

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    1. hahahaha....post up the recipe coz i tried make tak jadi ler

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  16. Lakna is nice... so long I have not tried it.. last time my canteen used to cook this... hey, gulai tempoyak is also very nice.. fermented smell..hahaha..

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    1. LOL...whole car gottempoyak smell...if got roadblock sure police pengsan at the smell

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  17. That was a nice tempoyak eating adventure! hahaha! I never try tempoyak before, so I don't know it taste that spicy. :p

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  18. well, I was kinda picky when it come to fish!
    there are just small range of varieties of fishes
    that I would like to it haha

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  19. hmm the sauce seems interesting, and I'd rather have just and not the fish haha!
    I prefer fishes fried

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  20. you call that Ice kacang right?
    hmm I think it has too much ice, but then i also
    think it was quite yummy still

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    1. yup...also know as ABC...Air Batu Campur...direct translation water brick mixed

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  21. have a great day small kucing,
    take the best of care, enjoy blogging
    and God bless you

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  22. I am afraid to comment about reading about the super spicy gulai tempoyak. Wonder if we have the same power to digest spicy food but the super spicy sounds over spicy. Gulai tempoyak is my fav. I just love Malay food and sometimes I wonder how that can be for an Indian like me. Give me any Malay food including sambal belacan and I will be very happy.

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    1. hahaha...it depends la. I think you will have no problem with the spiciness of this tempoyak. Just that Papa and Mamarazzi not used to spicy food hence "rained".

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  23. an adventure!!
    love spicy food...but not too spicy!!

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    1. LOL...but i guess this one would be too spicy for you

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  24. My GPS gets dizzy and recalculates a lot too!!

    Looks yummy, as always =)

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    1. yup...hates it when that happens

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  25. I have never eaten tempoyak before, must find one day to try out .

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  26. My GPS also always drive me to Holland~~~!!! =]

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    1. hahaha must be using the same GPS as us

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  27. I was trying hard to figure out what your title means. Gave up! Could only understand Ikan. Hahaha! I'm learning new stuff visiting your blog, dear :)

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    1. Hahaha a type of spicy dish cooked from fermented durian and fish

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  28. I heard durians and I became alive!! I must try this Gulai Tempoyak someday. I am sure I will love it.

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    1. Uiks...hantu durian ah...come have durian feast at SS2

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  29. Eeeee how could you let them slaughter alive fishes for you? Bad karma shared 50/50% with seller!

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  30. I would like to try this dish but I can't take very pedas food. Sounds tasty.

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    1. hmmm...yup it was good but spicy

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