Sitiawan – Ah Pek Lee Kou Hock Seafood

We were on our way to Pangkor for our very first batang trip and decided to stop by Kg Cina in Sitiawan for lunch before going over (that’s after having like 2 rounds of breakfast at the market and Jing Kee).

I didn’t even know that Ah Pek Lee had been interviewed by Axian until the boss told us that we should try his steam stingray and even Axian liked it. Anyway, when you are here, you should be able to see the full video of the interview running ;).

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We got down to business and order my favourite here, Lala Mee Hoon which is not the same as the Teluk Gong style but its soup based with local lala (thicker shells) and thick meehoon. The soup is milky but tasty and the lala is just fantastic.

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Next up is KC’s favourite sar jiu fish which are powdered with spices before deep frying. Simply take it with the local Kg Koh chili sauce and its excellent. The chili sauce was also great taken with some cripsy oo chien (fried oysters) we order but I personally prefered their hot plate oysters omelette.

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We also had a dry curry crab, again local style which is basically the most expensive dish costing us RM60 plus. As usual we couldn’t miss out ordering some greens to balance up the diet.

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The most interesting thing we had here are some steam sotong. Everytime my dad come to Sitiawan, he will ask for steam sotong and most of the time they don’t have it. You see, the sotong need to be very fresh in order for you to be able to cook them through steaming otherwise its really not nice.

The sotong are simply steamed with what tasted like cooking wine, sesame oil and some soya sauce with chinese parsley on top. The result, its the best sotong I have ever tasted! If you ever have a chance to try, please try it!

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The boss here goes to sea on his own to get his catch for the restaurant, so freshness is assured! Most of my visits here I will also see small time fisherman coming on motorbike to sell small catch to him as well.

Overall it cost us RM160 plus for 10 pax and I think that’s reasonable pricing. This place is getting popular and can get quite popular nowadays, there’s even a tour bus that stopped here for a big tour group to dine!

*photos courtesy of Ciku aka Ken Wei

Ah Pek Lee Kou Hock Seafood
GPS: N4 10.775 E100 40.855

4 Responses

  1. JASON YAP Says:

    I want to eat too ~ 🙁

  2. HAPPY HAPPY Says:

    I always love steamed sotong, hardly you can find such dishes done this way in KL.

  3. CUPNOODLES Says:

    totally agreed the sotong is the best here!

  4. LEE Says:

    Been there last week, tasted it and fainted… The price for two crab ? (small crab) …….RM30 !!!! Thats day light robbery !1 And he owner has the guts to show other restaurant that you can go …. Thats plain arrogant and I’ll not go there anymore (not to mention recommend it to others)… I lived in Kampung Koh and this is my first experience of such in this area.. Disgracing to our Sitiawan community.