Kari Ikan Sembilang (Catfish Curry)-Alor Star

ALOR STAR, 4 NOVEMBER 2014

After visiting my brother and his wife who have just returned from performing the Hajj, we decided to have lunch at Restoran Selera Pokok Pisang. This eatery outlet is famous for its Kari Ikan Sembilang. We arrived early…around 12.00 noon.

NIK IN FRONT OF RESTAURANT

NIK IN FRONT OF RESTAURANT

VIEW OF EATERY FROM ROAD SIDE PARKING

VIEW OF EATERY FROM ROAD SIDE PARKING

PRICE LIST

PRICE LIST

THE LUNCH CROWD

THE EARLY LUNCH CROWD

The ambience is very nice. The padi fields view is awesome. You can bring your guests here just for the view…kampung style open air restaurant. It was very picturesque and serene.
FRIED BAWAL FISH

FRIED BAWAL FISH

The food here is authentic Malay kampung style, bursting with richness, flavor and freshness.
SPECIALTY DISH-KARI IKAN SEMBILANG 1

SPECIALTY DISH-KARI IKAN SEMBILANG 1

SPECIALTY DISH-KARI IKAN SEMBILANG 2

SPECIALTY DISH-KARI IKAN SEMBILANG 2

VARIETY OF DISHES

VARIETY OF DISHES

OUR LUNCH SPREAD

OUR LUNCH SPREAD

The mixture of spices used in the Kari Ikan Sembilang was well balanced to rid the sembilang of any unappetising taste but yet left that sweet taste of fish still intact in the dish. The fish curry was definitely tasty….unfortunately it’s cold. Even a world best cuisine will be less tastier when cold.
SPECIALTY DRINK- ICED HONEY COCONUT JUICE

SPECIALTY DRINK- ICED HONEY COCONUT JUICE

This specialty drink is really nice…definitely a must.
THE BILL- RM112 FOR 7 PERSON

THE BILL- RM112 FOR 7 PERSON

SHAM: I like the breezy surroundings. As for the food….well, my curry tastes better, I think.

OUR VERDICT (6 STAR MAXIMUM)
FOOD : OVERALL 3 STAR (KARI IKAN SEMBILANG ALSO 3 STAR)
WE EXPECT BETTER…NOT UP TO EXPECTATION.
AMBIENCE : 4 STAR
COMMENTS : EXPECT LONG QUEUES DURING LUNCH TIME. PARKING LIMITED.
PRICE : RM 112 FOR 7 PEOPLE – PRICEY

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