Jang Salai House, Taman Sri Sentosa

February 23, 2020

Have you ever tried telur ikan mayong, Malaysia's equivalent of salmon roe? Like ikura, these translucent globules burst explosively in the mouth, lightly cooked in Negeri Sembilan's style of asam pedas at Jang Salai House. 

This relatively rare treat of fork-tailed catfish roe has a muddier, fishier taste compared to ikura, balanced out by the spicy tang of the asam pedas. It's well worth investigating for fans of local Malaysian ingredients, proving how there's so much that all of us still have to explore and learn. Telur ikan mayong is available every Saturday and Sunday and sometimes on weekdays at Jang Salai House (RM24 for a plate that two or three patrons can share).

If you prefer conventional Malaysian fish roe, order the telur ikan parang (wolf herring roe, beautifully cooked to maintain its natural taste and texture). Other tasty should-tries include itik salai masak lemak cili padi (the duck meat is fleshy and tender) and rendang maman (stewed beef made addictively aromatic with herbaceous maman leaves, a speciality of Negeri Sembilan's Gemencheh township). If you're seeking a satisfying local lunch this weekend, consider Jang Salai House.

Jang Salai House

Jalan 8A, Jalan Taman Seri Sentosa, Taman Sri Sentosa, 58200 Kuala Lumpur. Open Saturday-Thursday, 1130am-9pm. Tel: 014-266-1363

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