Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Ikan Patin Tempoyak at Akob Patin House

We decided it was high time for some patin lunch. The Loyal Bloggers above (left to right : Calvin, Zarni and Kok) and I headed to Akob Patin House for some patin masak tempoyak, a famous patin place here in Kuantan. In the background is my T5 :)
Akob Patin House
Tapak PCCL Jalan Besar
25000 Kuantan
Pahang Darul Makmur
Tel: 019-987 4463 (Pak Akob)
013-9312709 (Kak Ani)
019-947 0989 (Angah)
It is located by the Kuantan riverside, behind the old KWSP office and the old Samudera Hotel building.
Opening Hours : Lunch only, get there around 12pm or it'll be tough to get seats.

Akob Patin House serves an array of Malay dishes which you'd take with white rice. Among its usual servings are rebung masak lemak, veggies, beef and fish dishes. It is self service style. This is a popular place and the lunch crowd numbers can be high.

The speciality of Akob Patin House is .. duuhhh.... patin la, what else. The patin is cooked in tempoyak style, and there are usually 2 types which are Patin Sangkar and Patin Buah, the latter being more expensive. The gravy is "thickish" and the aroma and taste of tempoyak is very prominent, making your drool on the expectation of savoring the fish itself.

This would be my typical dish here. A plate of white rice, some tempoyak made of fresh durians (you can actually taste the durian sweetness), sambal tempoyak and mangga and some veggies, coupled with a piece of patin masak tempoyak. Oh, and a teh 'o' ais laici.. heaven....

Another specialty here is the Ikan Kerai Goreng, which you need a good bit of time to eat as it has small bones that you need to pick out. The v shaped bones are hell if you get one stuck in your throat, so be careful. The time spent to eat this fish is worth it, though. Our total bill for 4 persons came close to RM50. Money well spent, I'd say.

My rating:
The Patin : 4.5/5
Service : 3.5 / 5
Prices : 3.5/5

23 comments:

cleffairy said...

Hi bigdaddy. My first visist here. I came here through Calvin's link. I like your blog, but...it's costing my stomach. Everytime i come here, my stomach will sing like those Malaysian idol contestant.

Teh o ais laici? What is that? I never heard or drank anything like teh o ais laici. Issit inside the teh got laici? KL got anot?

Bigdaddy said...

Hi cleffairy, thanks for your comment. Teh o ais laici is like teh o ais limau, just substitute the kimau for the laici. Very nice. Dunno whether you can get it in Kl though I think it is simple enough to do. Do come back soon.

Calvin Soo KJ said...

clef : you really gotto try the dishes here. 100% you wont be able to get fresh fish esp patin in kl. but if you do, it will cost your double. if you do visit kuantan, drop by a mail, we can treat you for lunch.....your stomach still singing?....*singing* Gemilang!!!

yup the food here is excellent. like wat bd said, you have to come early, preferably by 12.00. if you're there by 12.30, you'll be sitting by the river bank....cherios

cleffairy said...

O.o, Bigdaddy so that is teh o laici. i was wondering what it is. LOL. Never seen any of them in KL. haha, i will come back wan la, your blog have so many things to err... eat? LOL.

Hi Calvin,

Usually I cook at home, don't say fresh patin, fresh prawns and crabs also very hard to come by in KL. I have no idea that Kuantan have so many interesting eat outs, and looks delicious too. Coming from Penang, I thought Penang was a food heaven, but it seems that Kuantan have a fair share of food heaven too. Haha... treat me when i go to Kuantan? My god, i eat like a bird, eat abit nia, I can never eat so much like you guys. *Not becoz of diet arr* I'm too skinny to diet*LOL.

Bigdaddy said...

Cleffairy,
:).... do come down to kuantan, we'll take you out for some good food. In fact, I have ilned up a few more places to review, just need to find time to do it. Do chck in regularly for updates.

I dunno about competing with Penang, but we do have some lovely places here. I can only review halal palces though. Penang would be tough to compete with.

cleffairy said...

LOL... I saw in Calvin's blog, and he was complaining about Kemaman Kopitiam. I was wondering if you joined him for the meal. LOL.

Bigdaddy said...

Hahahaha.. just read it. I wasn't wiht him, too bad...

Pete said...

The patin reminds me of the one I caught in the pond near my house. Nearly 2 feet in length. All the other anglers couldn't believe that this big patin can be found in KL ponds. Heh Heh.
Anyway, the tempoyak patin looks good!

cleffairy said...

LOL, bigdaddy... i wonder if Calvin had stomach ache after eating such bad food. I think you're lucky for not going with him. You might get stomach ache from eating those food, since Calvin described it as very bad. o.0

To pete, patin can be found in Kl ponds? Eh, really or not? Those ponds I know looks too dirty to even have fish swimming in it.

Ayu-Dcs said...

food kat sini mmg best...tp kedai ni byk kucing....benci!!!!!!!!!!

Ayu-Dcs said...

abg kerol...g la makan malam kat ikan bakar bamboo..kat tjg lumpur...kerang bakar and ikan aji2 dia best....pastu buat la review...tp kedai ni pun byk kucing gak....

Bigdaddy said...

Ayu, Ikan Bakar bamboo? Ok... will try to find time and go there.

Pete, patin in ponds in KL? Is it actually edible? :)

cleffairy said...

Ayu...di mana ada ikan, di situlah kucing berkeliaran. Hahahaha. kesianlah kucing tu, diorang pun nak maakan jugak.

Honey Ahmad said...

Hey man,
I luuuuuurve patin! And tempoyak, damn! You so bringing me here next time I'm in town. Dude go a bit furtherla when describing the meal. I want to feel that fish being eaten by you. Erm... tak puas baca.

Wendy said...

patin there memang best... but sorry am not into Tempoyak!!
hate cats!! stupid idiot CATS...
Go Away!! smelly dirty cats??

cleffairy said...

Bigdaddy... I come here everyday to check if you got eat anything nice... mana food? my eyes hungry for Kuantan food. LOL. You busy with work? Take care, k?

Bigdaddy said...

Hi Clef, I really apologise for not doing any reviews this week. Am having tight deadlines and studying for an exam which is this Saturday. I promise to update as soon as this priorities are settled!

Thanks for checking in daily, your support means a lot to me!

cleffairy said...

Deadlines? Exams? What exam you're taking, bigdaddy? Anyway, all the best for your exams, may you pass with flying colours.Study is study, but don't forget to eat. Hahaha.

waone5 said...

Nice dude! Lots of info...but please put the HALAL tags (if any) even in the non malay food stalls/restaurants ok...for local kuantan ok we know but for outsider...eheheh..akob patin oklah but still maran & temerloh patin da bomm...jgn mare yek!

cleffairy said...

Bigdaddy, how was your exam? Did you do well?

Bigdaddy said...

hi guys.. sorry for not posting for a while..

Clef, am done with the exam, now back to the grindstone and catching up on deadlines.

Will try to review something this week and post it. Keep cvoing back y'all!

karipapsayur said...

lauk daging salai here is also GOOD! Pedas x hengat

p/s: blog yang best. I amik blog ni tepek di blog list I keh! I'm from kuantan too

~NURUL~ said...

herm... i m drooling right now! anyone from pahang please invite me there and of coz treat me please :) ikan patin ehmm.. dreaming of it!