August 6, 2014
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.