* This article was published in the New Straits Times (Life & Times) on 18th February 2011.

Teluk Tempoyak is a quaint fishing village, at the southeastern tip of the Penang. Positioned slightly south of Batu Maung, this Malay village has remained a secluded and unpolluted. It has a stretch of beach that seems to run endlessly. The makeshift and uneven wooden jetties that extend from the shore into the sea, adding charm to this village.

Many Penangites are heading to Kampung Teluk Tempoyak in search of fresh and cheap seafood. Quality and freshness of the seafood here is at the upmost as they serve the catch that comes in every evening. One of the biggest attractions is grilled fish, or more affectionately known as ikan bakar.

Ikan Bakar & Nasi Lemak at Kampung Teluk Tempoyak, Penang by what2seeonline.com

The fish is commonly sliced open, topped with homemade chili paste, and grilled in banana leaves. The scent of the lovely seafood being grilled on open charcoal fires wafts through the air. The fish is fresh, and oozing with sweetness. The ikan bakar comes with assam sambal mixed with onion and chili. Most customers find this spicy and delicious.

Ikan Bakar & Nasi Lemak at Kampung Teluk Tempoyak, Penang by what2seeonline.com

Besides fish, Pak Hassan also offers grilled crabs and prawns. The prawns were quite large in size, making the flesh delightful to savor. They are  served with soya sauce, chili padi and lime.

Ikan Bakar & Nasi Lemak at Kampung Teluk Tempoyak, Penang by what2seeonline.com

Ikan Bakar & Nasi Lemak at Kampung Teluk Tempoyak, Penang by what2seeonline.com

Ikan Bakar & Nasi Lemak at Kampung Teluk Tempoyak, Penang by what2seeonline.com

The seafood meal is never complete without Nasi Lemak. Prepared with coconut milk and a variety of herbs, the fragrant rice enhances the taste of the grilled seafood. Topped with the ikan bilis kuah, the Nasi Lemak really whets our appetites. On the whole, the seafood coupled with the Nasi Lemak is a perfect combination.

A wide variety of drinks is available from an adjacent stall. Among the beverages are the creamy coconut shakes, lychee and umbra juice. These thirst quenchers are indeed refreshing especially after the explosive chili paste on the ikan bakar!

Ikan Bakar & Nasi Lemak at Kampung Teluk Tempoyak, Penang by what2seeonline.com

Nasi Lemak with ikan bilis kuah

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There are a cluster of stalls at the complex of Kampung Teluk Tempoyak and Pak Hassan’s seafood stall offers loads of fresh bounties from the sea. Diners who arrive around 5.30 pm, will be able to watch the fresh seafood being unloaded.

Ikan Bakar & Nasi Lemak at Kampung Teluk Tempoyak, Penang by what2seeonline.com

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Ikan Bakar & Nasi Lemak at Kampung Teluk Tempoyak, Penang by what2seeonline.com

Pak Hassan’s stall has a splendid view of the rolling gentle sea and fishing vessels, bringing a sense of peace. Combining with the delicious seafood, Teluk Tempoyak is an ideal place for a fun getaway on the island. Click here for the Map Location.

Ikan Bakar & Nasi Lemak at Kampung Teluk Tempoyak, Penang by what2seeonline.com

Adnan Bin Hassan
Ikan Bakar & Nasi Lemak
Kampung Teluk Tempoyak
11960 Bayan Lepas
Penang

Tel: 019 4132572

Closed on Monday

Business Hours: 6pm – 11.30pm

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8 comments so far

Jerry Kong
 1 

Hi CK, this is a cool spot! Thanks for sharing! Me going there one of these days.

February 18th, 2011 at 12:30 am
 2 

should b really good, seeing the BBQ sauce topped on the fresh piece of fish! classic!

February 18th, 2011 at 8:49 am
sinupi
 3 

Hi CK, Any location map for this Ikan Bakar?

February 18th, 2011 at 9:41 am
 4 

1st time seeing such Nasi Lemak. Thanks for sharing!

February 18th, 2011 at 10:29 am
Leoking
 5 

Definitely will make a family visit there one day. Heard so much about the tasty ikan bakar.

February 19th, 2011 at 12:32 pm
 6 

nice place eh..nextround go back sure want to go..go photoshoot and makan . .

February 21st, 2011 at 12:45 pm
Walance Hon
 7 

thanks for your sharing… :)

April 9th, 2012 at 4:03 pm
zack
 8 

In penang right now…will try to locate the place tomorrow..tqvm for sharing…

December 10th, 2012 at 9:58 pm

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