Seri Muara Alai Nasir Ikan Bakar

Siakap Bakar.

Last month, we took a small break so that JBoy could go back to his hometown down south. Since it was en route to Malacca, we made a pit stop to have dinner with BlurSis, and revisited on of the Malay seafood villages that we used to frequent when we were staying in Malacca. We've decided to dine in Alai since it was nearer to my sister's place than Umbai, the other popular Malay seafood village. As usual we get to pick the fresh seafood and pick the cooking method.

Siakap Sweet and Sour.

Sotong Goreng Tepung.

Sambal Goreng Sepahat
It was quite late when we reached, and the dinner crowd started coming in. We chose a barramundi (siakap) to be cooked two ways: grilled and sweet and sour style. The fish cost RM10.50 per kilo so the fish we chose comes to about RM37.80. The grilled fish was cooked on banana leaf - just cooked, with flesh still smooth and moist. However, we didn't quite like the sweet and sour fish, as the usage of low quality tomato and chili sauce in the gravy spoiled the taste of the dish. We also ordered one kilogram (RM31.00) of our favourite fried calamari (sotong goreng tepung) to share among us that night. The sotong was actually rather overcooked and slightly chewy, but we enjoy it despite the the amount of chewing we did. The small bamboo clam (sepahat) stirfried in sambal was JBoy's favourite, although we agreed that even the 500g of sambal goreng sepahat (RM15.50) is too much for us, as it was rather spicy and too salty for our liking. We downed all the seafood with nasi lemak and ice cold tea. The bill came up about RM90.00++, inclusive of drinks and rice.

Seri Muara Alai Nasir Ikan Bakar
KM 8 Alai,
75460 Melaka.
H/P: 016-6331373, 012-2725310
(R): 06-2634612


  1. Goodness, I'm from Malacca and I don't even know where Alai is! Shame on me!!!
    The food looks delicious, spicy is my kind of food!

    1. Have you been to Umbai? This Kampung Alai comes before Umbai if you are on the way to Muar. This place was actually quite hard to find, as the junction leading to it was quite dark and easy to miss. After turning in, you'll have to drive a distance by the small stream (in the dark), so you have to be really careful. It is better to go Umbai. Umbai is brighter, easier to find, and the food taste better as well. :)

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