Ikan Bakar

Fishy Treat at Umbai – ‘Perkampungan Ikan Bakar Terapung’

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‘Perkampungan Ikan Bakar Terapung’ Is a restaurant complex built far at the sea shore just above the water level. So it will look like a floating building when tide happen.

Ikan Bakar Terapung Umbai, The Whole Complex From Above at tide.Picture from lensa malaysia.com, more picture please visit here.
The main menu here is of course the fish. Freshly cought by the fisherman nearby. Popular fish here is Siakap or Seabass. Grilled traditionally on firewood with the fish wrapped by a banana leaf .

Siakap Bakar

Malay grilled fish is a bit difference from western style grilled fish. You can feel the difference when you ate a fish at Manhattan Fish Restaurant an then come here to eat. Usually western style grilled fish taste originally like a fish with no added ingredient and look neat from outside. But for malay, they tend to put spices on the fish and few pinched of salt together with turmeric powder to give the fish a taste.
Usually the grilled fish are enjoyed with nasi lemak (wrapped rice) and the sauces is made from tamarind juice mix with soy sauce and added fresh Malaysian chillies.

Nasi Lemak


Perkampungan Ikan Bakar Terapung not only offers just grilled fish, but all type of fresh sea creature like crabs, cockle, squid and oysters. Only dont ask for Atlantic Ocean Fish like Salmon or Eel. All fresh, just choose the size and amount you want and they will put it on the weighing scale for you.

Fried Mushroom


Medan Ikan Bakar Muara Sungai Duyong Ikan Bakar or grill fish is very famous in Melaka mainly due to its proximity to the Straits of Melaka where fresh seafood is in abundant supply. One of the famous Ikan Bakar restaurant I frequently visits is Medan Ikan Bakar at Muara Sungai Duyong. Right Beside the SeaSimple DecorThis restaurant is owned and run by Malay boasting super fresh seafood with simple decor. More than 20 different types of seafood are readily available ranging from fish, squid, cockles, crabs, prawns etc.

Fresh fish, crabs and prawnsThe ordering process is very simple, you only need to select the types of seafood and cooking method. The waiters will weigh the selected seafood in front of you and confirm the order and pricing on the spot.There are more than 10 cookings method on offer including the classic charcoal grill, marinated grill, sweet sour, oyster sauce stir-fry, chili paste stir-fry etc.Cockles & Various Shell FishThe specialty here is the Nasi Lemak or rice cooked with coconut milk and served with chili paste. Instead of serving white rice, packets of nasi lemak will be served. Each packet only cost a paltry 60 cents and one can easily consume 3 packets or more.

Nasi Lemak with Fried FishWe ordered fried kampong fish, sweet and sour fish, fried calamari, chili prawns, and grilled crabs. All dishes are very tasty and fresh.

The special sauce which is made from Malay sweet soy sauce, green chili paste and fresh shallots topped with calamansi lime juice is heavenly.Special SauceDo expect a healthy crowd especially on weekends as the seafood on offer is highly affordable. Our seafood feast that fed 10 person below only cost RM150+ inclusive of drinks (5 fresh coconuts and softdrinks).


Sign board
Medan Ikan Bakar Pernu is beautifully located near the sea a couple of kilometers into Umbai. There are about twenty different ikan bakar stalls lined neatly along a fishing village. One of the best things about these stall is that you get to choose your own fishes and crustaceans from a 'whole sampan' of seafood. You can choose from different varieties of kembung, siakap, caru, cockles, crabs, prawns, squids, kerapu and the list goes on and on. Your selection is then weighted, tagged to your table and then you wait for your selection to be grilled. Besides, Grilled Otak-Otak and Nasi Lemak Bungkus are also available here.
The seafood was fresh, the cooking, good, and the sauces were excellent. If you love fish and want to gauge a stall's abilities, go for the terubok. If it is well-prepared and served with a great sauce, you have found your ikan bakar stall.



  • Grilled terubok, pari (sting ray), prawns, garupa
  • (grouper), siakap, kembung, red snapper, etc
  • Kupang, lala and kerang (all clams) boiled, cooked
  • in a sweet and sour style or fried with sambal belacan
  • Butter prawns, deep fried prawns and battered
  • deep-fried prawns
  • Fried vegetables
Ikan bakar sungai punggur – Alai, Melaka

According to google map, here is the direction, if you’re coming from PLUS Toll Ayer Keroh :-
  1. Head southeast on Jalan Alor Gajah Lama toward M2  —> 2.0 km
  2. Turn right at M2 —> 8.8 km
  3. Continue onto Jalan Batu Berendam —> 3.5 km
  4. Continue onto Jalan Mufti Haji Khalil —> 900 m
  5. Slight left onto the ramp to Lebuh Amj —> 350 m
  6. Slight left at Lebuh Amj —> 4.5 km
  7. Turn right at Jalan Semabok —> 1.2 km
  8. Continue onto Jalan Alai / Kandang —> 2.0 km
  9. Turn right after 350 m
  10. Take the 1st right –> Destination will be on the right