We started from BP at 6.40 pm arriving at Parit Jawa at 7.25, a forty-five minute drive. The restaurant is not much to shout about, in terms of its surrounding; it borders on the untidy. But being in a fishing village, the restaurant is guaranteed of a regular fresh supply of seafood. As the night wore on the restaurant was packed with customers many of whom were from Batu Pahat. Ridiculous as it may seem, people will drive long distances to seek out good food.
The bill came to about RM 172.
The birthday boy, Ah Ping, in the middle
Steamed tongkang fish in light sauce topped with fried crispy salted chinese radish, shallot, garlic and diced pork fat
Steamed ikan pari or stingray in light sauce topped with fried crispy salted chinese radish, shallot, garlic and diced pork fat
50 sticks of 'otak-otak' spicy fish paste stuffed in coconut leaves and barbecued over a fire. 40 sen a stick