Location : Jit Hin Shop, Kampung Tebakang Dayak, Serian Division, Sarawak, Malaysia.

Recently a friend of ours, Mr Sim, invited us along to Kampung Tebakang for his favourite dish here which is the tomato sauce ‘udang galah’ or giant fresh water prawn. We tagged along although meat was not in our diet. Sim has been a regular client for decades.

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Mr Sim selecting his prawns.
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Mr Sim a very sartisfied customer giving the thum up.

The shop ‘Jit Hin’ is now operated by two brothers. It was passed to them by their late father Penghulu Choo.

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The elder Choo
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The Choos’ fame noted by local Chinese news paper pasted on Jit Hin’s wall

Being a loyal customer Mr Sim has good connections with the family and requested the owners to allow us a little shooting of some of the dishes they served. Permission granted. TQ

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Washing
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Deep fried
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Onions thrown in.
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After adding salt, tomato and chilly sauce.

 

 

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The younger Master Chef Choo

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After adding salt, tomato and chilly sauce.
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Ready for serving

A tour of the local market showed the price of raw udang galah it was selling for RM70/kg. It might have gone up already given the scarcity due to the upstream invasion of crocodiles. Its popularity should warrant for farmed udang galah in Sarawak rather than depend on small time fishermen using traps.

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Kayan River- source of udang galah of Tebakang.
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Steamed with ginger and Chinese wine.
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Steam cook
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The Sim brothers enjoying their prawns with the younger Choo looking on.
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Another variation dish which is getting very popular now in Serian, Udang galah noodles in tomato sauce.

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