Telok Tempoyak is a little fishing village accessible from Batu Maung.
It is very laid back and I always enjoy walking on the plank walkway, out to the sea. The Malay kampong nelayan style ikan bakar only opens around 6 p.m. It has several stalls but the main attractiion is the ikan bakar served with nasi lemak.
I love this photo of the grilled crabs with the blurred background of the sea. Price for the crab is not cheap actually, if you compare to other seafood places. But then, it is nice to feel the kampong nelayan feel so it doesn’t matter, really.
They wrapped the fish in banana leaves and grilled till the scales and outer skin are all blackened. However, the fishes which are all still fresh (and some alive) taste really nice with the chillie paste, the asam dip, kari ikan bilis and nasi lemak. I didn’t manage to take much photos of the foods we ordered because the lovely smell of the burnt banana leaves and nasi lemak made me too hungry to bother with the camera.
The satay from another stall.
Batu Maung is somewhere near the airport/industrial area. Do find your way there by following the road signs. There is a war museum in Batu Maung, a paint ball park and also an acquarium. I have never been to any of these places before though. Long, long, long time, they have a community of lepers in Batu Maung but of course, that was like 40-50 years ago.
Now, Batu Maung is getting more developed and the houses there are rather expensive as well. I have another two posts about the views of Telok Tempoyak and the ikan bakar Telok Tempoyak on my Best Recipe blog.