4 Best Fresh Water Wild Fishes in Sarawak 砂拉越淡水鱼四大天王

Seafood Restaurant in Miri

Here are the Top 4 fresh water wild fishes that you must TRY in Sarawak!


1. Empurau fish “忘不了”鱼

The most expensive fish in Malaysia. The authentic Empurau fish has extremely creamy fatty texture and unique flavour from Engkabang fruits, as known as "butter from the forest". It is found exclusively in Sarawak. It cannot be cultivated commercially, so it can only be collected from the wild, thus authentic Empurau must be caught from wild too.

You can find it at some of the restaurant in Singapore too, but we would suggest you to try the most ORIGINAL one in Sarawak, which is normally caught by Sarawak natives from the longest river in Malaysia - Rajang river. It can grow as big as 10kg or even more!



2. Semah fish

Also as known as Tor fish, or Mahseers. Very difficult to breed artificially. The meat is soft and tender, you will feel like it can melt in your mouth! It has high nutrition value, and it is always served as fine dining in restaurant.


3. Mungalang Fish

Local people also called "red eye fish". It is famous of its rich flavour, and the wonderful texture make it become one of the local favourite.


4. Tengadak Fish

The fish is very sweet. Especially Tengadak fish that is more than 800g, you will be impressed by the sweetness. To find a larger size of Tengadak fish very difficult, because this kind of fish only grow up to 300g per year! So it might take 3-5 years to grow more than 800g.


The restaurants in Sarawak that you have chance to try these fishes upon pre-booking:


1. Rock Road Seafood 大石路海鲜酒楼

- Rock View Estate, Lot 1229 - 1230, Jalan Rock & 2 1/2 Mile, Taman Liong Seng, 93200 Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia.

2. Lok Thian Restaurant 乐天酒楼

- 317-319, Jln Padungan, 93100 Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia.

3. Hoi Tin Lau Restaurant 海天楼

- L1-A1, Lot. 19923, Blk 11, Jalan Stutong Baru, 93350 Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia.

4. Toh Yuen Restaurant, Hilton Kuching 桃苑

- Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman, 93100 Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia.

5. Kingwood Hotel Restaurant

- No.12, Lorong Lanang 4, Pekan Sibu, 96000 Sibu, Sarawak, Malaysia.

Empurau Fish