May 20, 2009

Satay @ Teluk Kumbar

I came to Teluk Kumbar Seafood on Mother's Day as i heard my friend and other blogger have good comments about it. No i didn't come with my Mom as they are in my hometown, Sarawak.


















From the airport, go straight until you see this old building just around the corner to Gertak Sanggul. Find a parking place near or opposite the buliding. Then take the road beside the bulding which you'll reach the beach.























Me and Kk came with Lip Giat, our 'daughter'... We reach around 6pm and the place is already flooded with customers.. We are lucky enough to find a table by the beach. Excited, i walk around and take pictures of the surroundings.. After 15 min, which is quite a long wait, we place our order.


















I wanted to eat the satay from the satay stall opposite Teluk Kumbar Seafood, kk went to order 10 sticks.. Satay in early days only costs 30 cents and 50 cents the most, now its 70 cents.. So what, i still wanted to eat it :p


















We sit and chat and waited patiently for the whole 1.5 hour! Thank goodness we had something before we came.. "a hungry men is always an angry men"


















Here comes our dishes, we waited from evening till the sun sets and getting dark..lol.. I couldn't take good pictures of the dishes as the place is dim with no good lighting around.. i haven't got a good camera.. So i just manage to take some photos. The satay also comes at the same time as our dishes.. can you imagine how long is that?!























Despite the good comments, i found the food are so so only.. we ordered Lala, fried calamari, Kangkung fried with belacan and Butter Prawns..

Maybe we didn't order the famous crab and have a taste, or maybe the quality drops as there were too many customer to handle.. the whole experience was not good..

The satay is good! The chicken is juicy and well marinated!

I shall come here again when there are less people.. then i'll share with you the Teluk Kumbar Seafood posts.

What i learned:
1. Come during weekdays, they have good business especialy during weekends and public holidays, unless you come very early or you don't mind waiting...
2. The satay is good, should try it! Other is same as no 1.

30 comments:

Selba said...

Good idea to use an electric fan to make satay! :) Here in Indonesia, still traditional way.

Nicole said...

It does look good, but I trust you when you say it was soso ;)
I like the pics, they show the Life where you are!

Bengbeng said...

70 sen is expensive any way u look at it. This area is the place which was hit by the tsunami?

sakaigirl said...

Hi Selba, many still uses traditional way, but this stall need full speed, coz there are too many order at one time..

Many people look but they do not see! Only those who see will appreciate the Life around us, you are one of those rare people that Sees, Nicole!

sakaigirl said...

This is the safe area that was not hit by the tsunami^^ yeah, its quite expensive, Bengbeng..

jade said...

the food is indeed so so, but the satays are great!! i went to another seafood restaurant last Sat, at Teluk Kumbar as well, much better than this one!

sakaigirl said...

Err, Jade must bring me go...

Ebie said...

Your post reminds me back home in the Philippines. We have the stalls selling BBQ on a stick (hehehe, all parts of the chicken) and along side the beach. It is just normal that on special occasions especially on Mother's Day weekend, it is busy and business is a brisk. That's why we always celebrate ours the day before. Most Southeast Asian nations have similar dishes, and I enjoy them.

Apple Foodees said...

I don't recall when was the last time I ate satay. This feature really reminds me of the delicious satay at Kajang! Woohooo..

sakaigirl said...

Good idea Ebie, i'll keep that in mind to celebrate one day earlier with my mom next yr^^

I always heard of how delicious satay kajang is AF.. i'm sure i'll get the chance to eat it, muahaha..!

J2Kfm said...

yeah, read some favourable reviews on this place as well.

din know its THAT famous til you've to wait that long.

sakaigirl said...

yalo, turn out the food so so oni.. Maybe it's Mother's Day, so got many customer..but 1.5 hour waiting is too long..even the satay took such a long time to serve to us..sigh

Sugar Bean said...

Wow, 1 and a half hour is definitely a long wait. Fortunately you had something before it. Didn't know about Teluk Kumbar, but it does look like a nice place with nice view.

fufu said...

wow...70cents for one satay?? very expensive!! in sarawak?? i plan to visit kuching and sibu...any idea huuh?? are you there around sept? if yes...can show me around =p

sakaigirl said...

Sugar Bean: Teluk Kumbar has quite a lot of good food scattered around.. I heard there are famous Mee Udang (Prawn Mee) at Gertak Sanggul, yet to visit. The Little Genting is another 10min drive from there.

Fufu: It's been a while i had any satay..I'll be back to Sarawak end of July. Next will be in year 2010. Will let you know the price when i go back and have the satay^^

jade said...

sakaigirl, there's no problem, provided that i regconize the way to go there, haha, you know....

sakaigirl said...

lol, i better ask ur friend tell me d place..haha

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Bengbeng said...

not relevant to this post of cos..but upon reaching yr site, i was reminded of Pulau Tikus market chee cheong fun..how i miss that..

ladyviral said...

The satay looks good! But they cooked all in a bundle and serve cold? Or was that non-cook one.. I couldn't tell lol.

Thank you dropping by my blog :D.

NyonyaChef said...

Nice place! Each time I go back to Pg i will visit this place for the egg crab. Yup,agree with u! never go on the weekend, if you want,.. be early 5pm.

backStreetGluttons said...

Looks like a perfect place for a lazy seafood meal with the perfect sea breeze !

sakaigirl said...

Ebie: I'll visit her blog^^

Bengbeng: What is the topping for chee cheong fan?

ladyviral: The one in a bundle is not cooked. They serve it hot after bbq the satay^^

sakaigirl said...

NyonyaChef: Uuu, eggcrab sounds nice, i'll have a try if i visit there again.

backStreetGluttons: Yep, must come early..

Lingzie said...

wah..have to wait so long for the satay ah? this place too famous liao! lol

havent had this satay for a very long time! will make it a point to go one of these days. :)

Ebie said...

Thanks for your visit and kind comments. I will post more photos.

sakaigirl said...

Lingzie: yep, very famous! probably its weekend, that's why have to wait for so long

Ebie: You are welcome!

ck lam said...

Looks like the quality of food cannot be maintained when the place is crowded and packed.

Might drop in again for the satay.

sakaigirl said...

ck lam: That's what i think too.. probably will come here again when there's less crowd^^ and for the juicy satay!

Enqvist said...

my all time favorite satay, big stick and juicy. yummy

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