Ever eaten something you have no idea what it is? (My beronok experience)

I have no idea what I was eating. I thought it is some seaweed thingie like those I ate in Sabah. So, I walloped them because the kerabu was really nice.

kerabu beronok

We went to this place twice because it was just outside our hotel and I have seen a lot of bloggers mentioned this Restoran Siti Fatimah.

So, after I ate the kerabu beronok, I asked the Restoran Siti Fatimah in Langkawi owner what is that roundish thing? She told us it is beronok, something like sea cucumber. Being a Chinese, sea cucumber is a delicacy to us. Meanwhile, my son’s friend said it is like Nata DeCoco as it is a bit chewy, crunchy and soft at the same time.

malay nasi campur

Therefore, on the second day, I continue eating kerabu beronok. But when I returned home and did some Google image search, I think I wouldn’t have the stomach to touch the kerabu if I have seen what beronok looks like.

It is exactly like sea worms. All the while, I was joking with my son that I am eating sea worms but I really didn’t expect beronok to look like one.

Anyway, this Restoran Siti Fatimah is one famous Malay nasi campur stall because they have a lot of dishes and in big quantity too. They cater to busloads of tourists.

It is accessible through the Ulu Melaka/Makam Mahsuri road. If you are coming from Kuah Town, look out for the junction to turn into Ulu Melaka and Makam Mahsuri. Makam Mahsuri is a tourist spot and hence, it has brown signboard which you cannot miss.

nasi melayu

Right after the right turn, go a short distance and look out for this Restoran Siti Fatimah in Kampong Tok Senik on your right. It is a bit secluded so you may miss it if you go too fast. Kampong Tok Senik is not on any road sign so it is a bit hard to locate it.

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Overall, the food is good and the price reasonable. For the 10 of us, we usually spent about RM60 which is inclusive drinks. On both days, we went there early because the boys woke up late and it was time for their breakfast. So, every dish was fresh and piping hot.

sambal melayu

Look at the huge bowl of the three types of sambal. The sambal is potent, bringing tears to your eyes, sweats to your forehead and yet, you wish for more.

nasi melayu langkawi

I notice the Langkawi style of cooking involves all kinds of herbs and vegetables from the kampung. I had the keladi stem, bamboo shoots or rebung, pucuk ubi kayu, pucuk daun janggus and other ulam with their sambal. The ikan terubuk and ikan keli were fresh and yummy too.

While in Langkawi, we ate at mostly Malay rice stalls because the Chinese foods just cannot live up to our Penang standard. Whereas, the Malay cooking in Langkawi seems to be different from those in Penang.

If you ask me to eat beronok now, I don’t think I can. But when I have gotten the images of those slimy, brown, slippery, icky little worms out of my head, I will dig in for more kerabu beronok. I won’t spoil your appetite but if you wish to see what beronok looks like, just look here.

Post Author: Lilian

Food, travel, recipes. Chinese Malaysian, blogger, photographer and writer.

3 thoughts on “Ever eaten something you have no idea what it is? (My beronok experience)

    550ml jar of faith

    (December 21, 2008 - 2:16 pm)

    Eeks, I shouldn’t have clicked on your link of the beronok image! I think I’ll pass, now that I know what it looks like!

    muteaudio

    (December 24, 2008 - 4:35 pm)

    Heyyy…I was in Langkawi last week too. Wanted to go to a seafood restaurant not far from Langkawi Hospital. But unfortunately its kinda full. It’s at the ‘jeti nelayan’. I don’t whether you’ve been there. Quite famous among locals and regular visitors to Langkawi.

    SkyJuice

    (December 27, 2008 - 3:23 pm)

    I’ve eaten kerabu bronok before. My family and I spent a couple of days at a fishing village on Pulau Dayang Bunting (as well as Pulau Tuba) and caught bronok, birds using ajuk burung, crabs, fish and cockles. It was fun!

    The bronoks we caught didn’t look as horrible as the picture on the link. They’re actually gentle sea creatures, pinkish, and have no smell whatsoever. They look a lot better than squids when caught. I’ve a picture of freshly–caught bronoks in my Facebook album (Idyllic Islands II).

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