5 Delicious Ikan Patin Tempoyak To Try In Temerloh, Pahang


Cheng Sim •  Oct 31, 2020

If you love getting fresh durian delivered to your doorstep or savouring yummy durian desserts, there's a chance that you'll love ikan patin tempoyak too. A savoury dish made with patin fish (a freshwater fish that's rich and fatty), it's served with thick tempoyak (fermented durian) gravy for a full-blown tart and spicy flavour.

One of the best places to eat ikan patin tempoyak in Malaysia is in the town of Temerloh in Pahang. Temerloh is famous for its patin fish that thrive in the Pahang River, and subsequently its patin tempoyak! If you're ready to eat, scroll down to see your options.

1. Gobang Maju Patin Tempoyak

Starting our list is Gobang Maju Patin Tempoyak that has been a crowd-favourite for the past few years. Situated next to Petron Temerloh, this local eatery is often packed with the weekend crowd who are waiting to savour its thick and flavourful tempoyak. Besides indulging in the signature ikan patin tempoyak, they also served other kampung-style dishes if you're looking for an authentic Malay lunch.

Halal status: Muslim-owned

Opening hours: Open daily; 10.30AM-10.30PM

Address: Jalan Triang, 28000 Temerloh, Pahang,

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2. Kancil Raja Patin

Another spot to go for a taste of ikan patin tempoyak in Temerloh, Pahang is Kancil Raja Patin! Similar to the previous eatery, this one is popular among the weekend crowd - and some customers have waited 30 minutes for a table. Good thing is, the staff is friendly and the service is speedy too. Besides ikan patin tempoyak, the eatery also serves fried ikan patin, which is best enjoyed with a plate of steamed rice.

P.S. Kancil Raja Patin has a stall in Danau Kota, Kuala Lumpur and you can read all about it here!

Halal status: Muslim-owned

Opening hours: Wed-Mon; 11AM-5PM (Closed on Tue)

Address: No. 65, Jalan BDS 1, Bukit Desa Semantan, 28000 Temerloh, Pahang

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3. Teratak Patin Bangau

Situated next to the Pahang River, the ikan patin served at Teratak Patin Bangau is as fresh as it gets. Some customers have said that the ikan patin tempoyak here is a tad spicy. However, if you hardly shy away from the heat, you're going to enjoy every slurp of its fermented gravy. We also recommend coming early because this eatery has limited parking spaces.

Halal status: Muslim-owned

Opening hours: Open daily; 10AM-5PM

Address: Kampung Bangau, 28000 Temerloh, Pahang

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4. Patin Pak Usop

Prepared with a recipe that has been handed down through generations, Patin Pak Usop serves delicious gulai tempoyak ikan patin. Once arrived, grab a chair and order ikan patin tempoyak with a side of rice and fresh herbs. Be sure to get the sambal tempoyak, a local chilli paste combined with durian chunks because we heard good things about it.

Halal status: Muslim-owned

Opening hours: Mon-Sat; 12PM-6PM (Closed on Sun)

Address: Lurah Semantan 28000 Temerloh, Pahang


5. Restoran Claypot Patin Tempoyak

Wrapping up our list of ikan patin tempoyak in Temerloh is Restoran Claypot Patin Tempoyak. There are only a few restaurants in Temerloh that serves this savoury dish in a claypot, and this cooking method does a great job in keeping it warm throughout your meal. The ikan patin tempoyak here is also spicier than the other restaurants in this list, and it'll be a treat for anyone who loves spicy food.

Halal status: Muslim-owned

Opening hours: Sat-Thu; 11AM-11PM (Closed on Friday)

Address: No. 62, Persiaran 1, Damai Court, 28000 Temerloh, Pahang

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