Asam Tempoyak Kelah-Kuala Berang

This eatery outlet RESTORAN SELERA KAMPUNG is located next to Sekolah Kebangsaan Telaga, Kuala Berang, Terrengganu.

It specialises in different varieties of freshwater fishes Asam Tempoyak..especially fishes from Tasik Kenyir (Kelah, Baung, Lampan and Sebarau) The best fish is the Ikan Kelah Merah (Red Mahseer Fish ). Trust me…I have never tasted an Asam Tempoyak soup tastier than this one. We even drank the asam tempoyak soup till dry. Then I went to order one more portion of Asam Tempoyak Kelah…unfortunately there was none left. The waitress told me that they only have just one or two Ikan Kelah daily….so if you are coming from far better to call and make reservations. They told me they can also grill the fish on request. Infact the Asam Tempoyak soup from Ikan Kelah tasted better than the soup from Ikan Baung although the soup’s source is the same. The succulent fishy taste from Ikan Kelah Tempoyak cannot be described in words…perhaps Andrew Zimmern from BIZARRE FOODS should visit this eatery outlet…only he could describe this exotic taste!

Deep in our pristine jungle rivers swim a fish so majestic, so beautiful and so elusive, it has become a holy grail for Malaysian and international anglers. The kelah invariably represents the ultimate challenge for these sportsmen. To locate this fish is already a triumph. Then comes the challenge of enticing it to take a bait, lure or fly. Finally, the angler has to contend with its extreme strength and tenacity before it can be brought to the sandy river bank, to be lovingly photographed and released, none the worse for wear. In fact, many a time it’s the angler who is exhausted, albeit elated!
(tamannegara.org)

SHAM: The Ikan Kelah is probably the most expensive freshwater fish. I nearly choke when I was told the price.

NIK IN FRONT OF RESTORAN SELERA KAMPUNG

NIK IN FRONT OF RESTORAN SELERA KAMPUNG

LUNCH CROWD

LUNCH CROWD

BIKERS GANG

BIKERS GANG

PRICE LIST

PRICE LIST

DIFFERENT FISH SPECIES 1

DIFFERENT FISH SPECIES 1

DIFFERENT FISH SPECIES 2

DIFFERENT FISH SPECIES 2

THE ASAM TEMPOYAK SOUP

THE ASAM TEMPOYAK SOUP

OTHER DISHES

OTHER DISHES

NIK & SHAM'S LUNCH

NIK & SHAM’S LUNCH

OUR LUNCH SPREAD

OUR LUNCH SPREAD

THE SPECIALTY DISH : IKAN KELAH

THE SPECIALTY DISH : IKAN KELAH ASAM TEMPOYAK

I THINK YOU WILL AGREE WITH ME..THIS FISH NOT ONLY TASTE NICE BUT IT LOOKED EXOTICALLY BEAUTIFUL AS WELL.

OUR VERDICT
(6 STAR MAXIMUM)
FOOD : OVERALL 5 STAR (IKAN KELAH ASAM TEMPOYAK 6 STAR BEST IN THE WORLD IN ITS CATEGORY)
AMBIENCE : 3 STAR
COMMENTS : EXPECT LONG QUEUES DURING LUNCHTIME. PARKING IS ALSO LIMITED.
PRICE : ASAM TEMPOYAK IKAN KELAH DISH ALONE IS RM180 …VERY EXPENSIVE..BUT STILL WORTH THE EXPERIENCE.

2 Comments

  1. Rosdi b Ismail May 5, 2016 at 6:33 pm

    Assalam…nak minta no telefon restoran ikan kelah ni..

  2. Salam….maaf kami pun tak ambil hari tu.

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