Even a small villages like Sungai Lima and Pulau Ketam has their own lip-smacking array of food. Here’s a glimpse into the food scene in these neighbouring fishing villages, and some food you definitely should not leave without trying.
1. Prawn fritters (蝦餅)
These recipe for these large deep-fried prawn fritters originated from Sungai Lima! The batter is mixed with chives, beansprouts and mini prawns, then popped into the oil until it turns golden brown. With a crisp in every bite and alluring aroma, you’ll be tempted to have them on the go.
2. Char Siew Nasi Lemak(叉燒椰漿飯)
Have you ever tasted nasi lemak with char siew? Then you might want to try Sungai Lima’s take on Malaysia’s classic dish. The chunky meat comes with a rich sauce that really adds to the flavour!
3. Shrimp balls (蝦丸)
These deep-fried balls are filled with shrimps – and the mini sizes makes them pretty much Sungai Lima’s local take on KFC popcorn chicken.
4. Vegetable Balls (菜棗)
Don’t worry if shellfish isn’t your thing, there is a vegetable-packed version that you would probably enjoy!
5. Fried Oyster Omelette (蠔煎)
Made with plump oysters and fried egg mixed with potato starch, this dish has a chewy texture that makes it so irresistible! It is easy enough to find stalls in Pulau Ketam serving this addictive seafood darling.
6. Pork Intestine Porridge (豬雜粥)
You seldom get to see pork intestine porridge nowadays. On these fishing islands, this thick porridge dish piles up a generous serving of pork intestines.
7. Brown Sugar Prosperity Cake (莊黑糖碰糕)
Packed with tradition and local flavours, this cake is popular at Sungai Lima. There is only one bakery on this fishing village, which specialises in baking these brown sugar prosperity cakes.
8. Handmade Pau (手工包)
The paus at Pulau Ketam are so popular, the owner even expanded his business into Klang.
9. Crabs (螃蟹)
Another scrumptious delicacy you would want to try here is fried crab! The portions here are generous and you can’t get it fresher than by the sea at the fishing village
Order prawns at any of the seafood restaurants – you can get them fried or steamed, fresh and full of flavour.
11. Dried Shrimps (虾米)
Dried shrimps or “xia mi” is the main food product of Sungai Lima. In fact, you can see it everywhere on a sunny day, laid out to dry under the hot sun. Afterwards they are cleaned, packed and ferried off to the mainland to be sold. Many people buy this as a souvenir, and it tastes good even when paired with rice.