Sunday, July 12, 2009

LOCAL DELICACIES (MUKAH UMAI)

Gold Arawana on local food that you must try...

For those have visiting Mukah, or on the planning stage to visit Mukah, your visit is not yet completed until you try the special local food called “umai”.


Umai is made of raw fish, pounded together with norm ingredients such as onion, chili and lemon. Sometimes, grind peanuts are added. Another old version of umai is to serve it together with another local food called sago.


Those familiar with Japanese “Sushi”, Umai is just a sibling of that type of raw food. Except the way it serves, the preparation of the fish is almost similar. Fish used are normally known by the locals as “pirang”, “puput” or some are using “tenggiri”. In new version of umai, some says that cuttlefish and prawn can be used as well.


Preparation of the fish is not that easy as skills and experience on using sharp knife needed to cut the fish into smaller slices. The ingredients are normally prepared separately based on the taste of the buyer. In Mukah there are two types of umai, “Umai jep” and “umai campur” the different could be seen on the type of ingredient used and how it is serve.


A packet of raw fish currently retail for RM 10.00 which is about 100 grams, and the ingredients retail RM 3.00 per packet for “umai campur” and RM 5.00 per packet for “umai jep”.


One final warning, the best umai is made of fresh fish. Hence, please inform the hawkers, that you need special preservation if you are about to bring it in long journey and ask on their advise. They are friendly and helpful indeed!


Preparation of Mukah Umai....


A packet of raw fish, retail at RM10.00 for about 100 grams or less.


Ready-made ingredients, retail at RM3.00 per packet (Umai campur) and RM5.00 per packet (Umai Jep)

Raw fish... It needs skills and experience to slice the fish into thin slices....

Grind peanuts... it is not a compulsory ingredient

Aji-No-Moto... Can put extra for your own taste..

Onions and Chillies... This are compulsory ingredients

Mix them together....

Dont forget to put this...

Squeeze on the umai and dont forget to separate the seeds...

Mix them together and it is ready to serve... Enjoy..

Mukah Wet Market is open daily as early as 6.00 am.... Mukah Umai is available at almost all food premises and restaurants in Mukah....

12 comments:

Toh Chee Leong's Collections said...

Ajimomoto.... eat more then your hair will mengalami keguguran rambut.
Umai makan banyak nanti dinding perut banyak tulang. Sekali buaya nampak siaplah abg. Jo. hahahah

BerN said...

I will be there next Tuesday...make sure u make for me ok?

Gold Arawana said...

Pakcik Toh...

Saya punya rambut sudah banyak hilang.... Hu Hu Hu

Gold Arawana said...

Brader Bern;

Make sure you call me... If not, than you know what I can do to you.... he he

KACHA said...

Adeh, dah meliur bah nanang umai koa. Nyaman ea bah. Kitak di Mukah mao nya belauk umai tiap ujung minggu au.

Ayung' said...

Slurppppp. Nyaman kandak'e, ngantapanik ba... Ki Ki Ki

Pak Ayie Ayie said...

Nyaman nayiak nya ar. Ua dirik mijawat umai makay sotong. Dapat ugak kay auk?

Jonathan said...

I always like & love umai, especially the JEAP type.

I surely miss umai, uhuk..uhuk..

Gold Arawana said...

Kacha;

Nang nya... Tapi anak muih dimakatn manyak giak jare dangan... Aku pun kadang2 ajak sabanare

Gold Arawana said...

To Ayukng;

Thanks...nang nyaman ba...boleh try munse ka Mukah

Gold Arawana said...

Pak Ayie-Ayie;

Dapat ugak makei sotong atau orakng (payak jare dangan ka sia). Paling nyaman makei ikatn pirang/tenggiri/duai...

Gold Arawana said...

Mr Jonathan;

I told you already... Ha ha... Selamat Datai Ka Menua Bloggers.. He he