When it comes to authentic, guaranteed-to-be delicious as well as cheap local food, you will surely find it not in the fanciest of restaurants, but in the gerai-gerai or ‘hawker centres’. Tamu Selera is exactly that; situated right next to the St Andrew’s Church in Bandar, hundreds of stalls & carts open daily from 5 pm to midnight.
I have eaten at Tamu Selera countless of times so I can confidently say that the best stall (in my opinion) to get your sambal ikan/pari bakar would be Bob Ume Kitchen. 🙌
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Apparently, we were not the only ones who shared that sentiment… because when we arrived, Bob Ume Kitchen was packed & we had to sit elsewhere. 😰
We sat at Mizu Seafood Village. Here, we ordered Kerang masak Kicap, Steamed Crabs with Salted Egg Sauce & Sayur Pakis.
Do not worry about eating the crab with your hands as every stall provides their own wash basin & soap. Do not be embarrassed either as everybody else will be eating with their hands as well! 😂
In terms of taste… I guess you can be the judge of that, as all of our plates were scrapped clean & the fish was left nothing but the bone. Overall, we had a really good family dinner out. 😚 👌
Another recommendation I would like to put out there -however, based on raves from social media- would be Gerai no. 26, Maha Bumi Tropika’s Ayam Bakar. I have yet to try this out myself, so hopefully I will have the chance to on my next dining experience with Tamu Selera.
Tamu Selera may not look as much, but trust me when I say that exceptionally good food usually come from places that you least expect. So instead of spending hundred+ at that fancy seafood restaurant, come give our local hawker centre a try! 😄 👍