August 6, 2014

Ikan Terubok





Special fish from Sarawak. The gender of the fish changes with time. It is first male and then later female when it will lay eggs and produce hundreds of baby fish.

It is found at the coastal regions of Kuching, Saratok, Kabong and sometimes the Rajang.







It is a very sweet, tasty fish although it is very boney. We like it steamed, with vegetables, and also roasted on a metal plate. Deep fried it is also very nice.

However the best terubok I have eaten was the one wrapped up (marinated with pepper,salt, lemon grass, daun bunkang, and chillies) in jungle leaves, and roasted in charcoal covered with sand.


Salt baked is also a good style.

My father's recipe, having it cooked in buttered sizzling plate, is a good one. East meets west!!

Very versatile ikan terubok from Sarawak.






8 comments:

Small Kucing said...

what fish is that? Good for steaming?

Ann, Chen Jie Xue 陈洁雪 said...

sex change, amazing.

Anonymous said...

Satelitte tracking studies by Agric Dept actually shows that terubok is moving northward toward Sabah. They are now found in Sabah. Dont know the reason.

Ensurai said...

This terubok is quite a specialty of Sarawak. Thin body , body, but very sweet. Excellent as a salted fish.

Ensurai said...

Nature is amazing.

Ensurai said...

Thank you.

Ikan Sembilang said...

Very interesting! I never knew that Ikan Terubok can change sex. I don't think Ikan Sembilang can do that! LOL.

Ensurai said...

Ikan Sembilang, may be we should ask some aquamarine specialists...But would a change of sex make the ikan sembilang less lethal in its sting? (male to female)...

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