Mar 24, 2010

Warung Pak Su, Kuala Juru

Kuala Juru is a hidden place with a lot of nice Malay-style seafood. There are at least 5 shops that compete with each other. However, most of them complement to each other as the soup and the taste from most of them are different and they even have their own customer base.

For this trip, there are 2 selected shops that have been chosen. The first one will be Warung Pak Su and the other one will be Restoran Nelayan. These are the well-known ones. For this post, I will be focusing on Warung Pak Su instead.

Warong Pak Su is easier to get spotted as the location of this stall is at the junction to Kuala Juru from Autocity.

The famous delicacies from Warong Pak Su are Ikan Bakar (Barbecue Fish) and Mee Udang (Prawn Noodle). There are even barbecue clams and barbecue cuttlefish. Due to limitation of our stomach storage, only selected recomended items were chosen.

The surrounding of this place was very peaceful and quiet on the day of our visit. This could be due to the heavy rain pour as well as the odd lunch time that falls during tea time instead.

The fresh clams in the small buckets are waiting to be ordered.

While I was busying shooting around, the stall assistant was warming up the stove for our Satay (Barbecue Chicken Sticks),

Another assistant was starting another stove for the grilled fish.

The Ikan Pangang (Grilled Fish) that we ordered is Ikan Siakap (Barramundi Fish). It was recommended by the owner that these fish are fresh from the sea.

The grilled fish which was wrapped in banana leaves were placed on a fiery hot stove.

While waiting for the Satay and the Ikan Pangang, our Mee Udang (Prawn Noodle) already served on the table. I have the feeling that the owner was aware that we were shooting pictures around that’s why our prawns were presented nicely.

There are 2 ways on preparing Mee Udang. The picture below is the one that is Bandung (Cooked). Mee Udang Bandung (RM10), the taste of the gravy is mild and it is similar to Mee Jawa. However, the prawns are fresh and I can still feel the tenderness and the juiciness of the meat.

The other type is the Goreng (Fried) type. Mee Udang Goreng (RM10) has a more tasty gravy compared to Mee Bandung. For those who love thick gravy and enjoys eating spicy food, this will be a better option.

Not long after, our Satay (RM6) for 10 sticks finally arrived. The chicken is not over cooked and the aroma of lemon grass is very strong. Infact the chicken is very juicy as well. It is a great complement when it was served together with the noodle.

And the finale, Ikan Bakar (Grilled Fish) RM30. It was a big fish, We could hardly finish this fish although we have 4 big eaters here. Anyhow, the fish was very fresh. No wonder the owner introduced this fish to us. Caution, the sauce is hot and spicy but it is tempting when served with the fish. However, the side sauce which has a mixture of soya sauce, onions and Chili Padi (Bird’s Eye Chili) is not as delicious.

info from: Thanks to Steven Goh



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