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Sunday, 1 February 2015

STEAMED RED TILAPIA FISH AT CHEMOR TOWN, PERAK

Few days ago, I followed my hubby on his trip to meet his customers in Chemor town. I have not driven to Chemor town on my own because I am not familiar with the place. Sometimes, it is interesting to follow my hubby around just to see the places which we do not normally go. We started about 11 am and after he had finished with the things he needed to do, it was time for lunch.

The place we went for lunch was recommeded by a friend of my hubby. He did warned that it is not a restaurant but something like a village food stall with open sides. This stall is located by the main road, just opposite and facing Tai Chong Tobacco Manufacturer Co.
This is our first time and being forewarned about the place, we were well-prepared upon seeing the place. Our car was parked at the side lane and we saw a small group of men and a woman sitting around a stone table, eating, chatting and drinking tea. Even though it was midday, it was not really hot because we were under some big shady trees. This place reminded me of the time when we were staying in the village and the food stalls looked just like this.
This place is known for its steamed red and black Tilapia fish. We were early and there before the lunch crowd, so we need not have to wait long. We ordered steamed red Tilapia fish and stir fried potato leaves with prawn paste (belacan in Malay). The man in singlet was cutting and cleaning our fish for steaming.
2 chefs to cook our meal. Can you see the cook in striped T-shirt? He has a very unique Mohican hairstyle.

By now, the customers started to arrive and by the way they greeted each other, they must be regular customers or friends.

A big portion of Stir-fry sweet potato leaves with prawn paste.

One big sized plain steamed red Tilapia fish, garnished with ginger strips, garlic, oil, soy sauce and cilantro green. We shared 1 portion of rice. It was a very nice and filling lunch for both of us. Both the fish and vegetable were big portion. And one thing I noticed is that we do not feel thirsty after the meal. Total cost of lunch including 2 glasses of plain water MYR 38 (approx. 10.46 USD)

These are live swimming Tilapia fishes, kept in a tank filled with water.

The first man that cut our fish was resting under the shady tree next to the stone table, so one of the cook has to cut and clean the fish.

Praise our God, O peoples,

let the sound of His praises be heard;

He has preserved our lives and

kept our feet from slipping.

(Psalm 66:9, New International Version-NIV)

15 comments:

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    1. Fish can be steamed in many different ways...all very tasty.

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  2. Both dishes I like. Last weekend, I also steamed Tilapia fish. How much per kilo over your place? In Kuching, RM 13/kilo.

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    1. Irene, so sorry I don't know the price, I have not been buying fresh Tilapia for so long.

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  3. I like to eat steamed tilapia too. I think black tilapia tastes better than red ones.

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    1. Long time have not eaten black tilapia. It seems red ones are more popular than black.

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  4. All looks so fresh! We have no stalls like this, we have food trucks.

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    1. Ginny, food trucks are not so common here but I think it is picking up, also depends on the food they are selling.

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  5. Looks great, Nancy. I love Tilapia. :)

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    1. Linda, I am interested to know how you cook the tilapia?

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  6. Nancy, it's really wonderful to eat super fresh fish! I don't mind eating at no frills eateries like this one.

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    1. Ya, me too...as long as the food is clean and tasty.

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  7. me likey. ...


    that blue bucket is the fish stomach? How great if can use for fertiliser

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    1. Oh, you know how to make emulsion or fertilizer from fish gut? I dare not try because looks very messy leh....

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  8. Anyone one there have contact so can reserve? I heard the fish finish fast..

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