Evening… Pulau Aur, Day 1

Posted: 2007-09-22 by W in Dinner, Eat, Halal, Non-vegetarian

This was the first dinner we had on the island. My initial expectation was that we would stay in the local resort, catered for tourists. Boy, I was wrong. We, a total of 17 members, were staying at a friend of Mr Chin’s place. I believe it was his private property. So, we don’t get 5-star facilities, services or even food. Anyhow, the fun part begins when we started to indulge ourselves in our catch of the day…

… our wrapped mackerel (鯖魚) were already on the grill.

… a little coleslaw to go with the stuff that we were gonna eat. Stuff that would put most seafood culinary chain restaurants into shame.

… giant prawns, though they were not our catch. Ready to be grilled, but before that, they’ll be drowned in yummylicious Mr Chin’s secret recipe sauce. (note the 3 cups of secret recipe)

Don’t bother with the deck of cards. They were for scraping off those leftovers sticking to our fingers after eating our food.

… my starter. The queue was long, so I had to give ways to the seniors and main contributors to the catch.

… my friend’s bony mackerel, still hooked.

… the giant prawns, grand prize of the evening. Everyone were already drooling. No wonder the sea water got so high that evening. And I thought it was high tide.

… I wasn’t sure if the banana was there for flavouring or somebody just liked roasted banana. This was like the first time I ever seen anyone roast a banana.

Rating: 8/10

The mackerels were a little bland, probably because they weren’t marinated. I remembered I did helped wrapping up the mackerels in banana leaves, but all we did was apply oil to the fish and wrap the banana leave around it, then poke it with a stick. As for the giant prawns, the special sauce really hit the spot. I could eat 10 or even 20 of it. The sauce seeped deep into the prawns and the taste was accentuated after the grilling.

It was a fun night, I was sweating profusely, our clothes were stank with the smoke from the stove.

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