Last weekend I made a short food seeking trip down south to this little kampung at Negeri Sembilan aptly named Pedas (or Spicy in English), as what we’re looking to eat is indeed something spicy!

Sabak Salai, Pedas, Negeri Sembilan
Sabak Salai, Pedas, Negeri Sembilan

Our destination of the day was Resipi Sabak Salai, a rather popular spot located just 2 kilometers away from Pedas exit point on the North South Highway, which itself is about 20 kilometers south of the more popular Seremban exit.

Sabak Salai has a very simple set up not unlike most Malay road-side restaurants – zinc roof, electric fans, tables and chairs, but no wall or air conditioning.

What you do get though, is a good selection of Negeri Sembilan style dishes – starting with the most important ingredients – daging salai and itik salai, or smoked beef and smoked duck, both in masak lemak cili api- with tumeric, coconut milk, and plenty of hot cili padi.

choices of dishes at Sabak Salai
choices of dishes at Sabak Salai

Additionally, they do also offer ikan masin, ayam goreng, ikan bakar, terung sambal, ulam, and more. My suggestion is to keep your stomach space for dagang salai or itik salai, with a healthy portion of those yellow spicy thick broth to go with steamed rice.

The in-house smoked beef is the star here, they pack a sweet, smokey flavor that I find rather delicious, and the masak lemak broth makes for a perfect compliment with its spicy and rich nature.

daging salai and itik salai with masak lemak cili api
daging salai and itik salai with masak lemak cili api

If dining in isn’t enough, they also sell vacuum packed smoked beef as well as masak lemak condiment you can cook at home.

Instead of the usual R&R meal, do consider stopping over Pedas for a meal on your next trip down South.

map to Sabak Salai, Negeri Sembilan

Address:
Sabak Salai
No.13, Batu 5 1/2,
Kampung Kundur Hulu,
71400 Pedas, Negeri Sembilan
GPS2.549070, 102.037146
Tel06-697 0128
Hours: 10 am to 5 pm, closed on Mondays

KY eats – Sabak Salai, Pedas, Negeri Sembilan
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21 thoughts on “KY eats – Sabak Salai, Pedas, Negeri Sembilan

  • December 31, 2018 at 7:03 pm
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    i can feel the heat from this food burning through my laptop screen! 😀 if i recall right, there are also hot springs in pedas if you want to sweat it out further after your spicy lunch 😉

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    • January 1, 2019 at 6:49 pm
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      Sean: yes you’re right!!

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  • December 31, 2018 at 7:33 pm
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    KY, food look so good you want reach out grab for it. Smoke duck sound delightful.

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  • January 1, 2019 at 10:49 am
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    My kind of cuisine, absolutely the best!!! I am sure I would enjoy this place, looks good.

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    • January 1, 2019 at 6:50 pm
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      suituapui: yesss, you and me both, that’s why I made the journey 😀

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  • January 3, 2019 at 1:15 am
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    Best nya! I would so love to eat all these but need to find kaki first as my hubs and kids are not fan of pedas 🙁

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    • January 3, 2019 at 7:18 am
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      Merryn: that is quite unfortunate!

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      • January 15, 2019 at 6:00 am
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        oh noooooooo…. you know that they say when hubby cannot tahan pedas…

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    • January 3, 2019 at 3:25 pm
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      Monica: most definitely.

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  • January 3, 2019 at 2:27 pm
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    What is that sausage-look-alike food on your plate?
    Plenty of cili padi, ah… I can’t take it >_<

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    • January 3, 2019 at 3:25 pm
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      Choi Yen: haha that’s eggplant! one of my favorite vege with sambal.

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      • January 15, 2019 at 5:59 am
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        that is actually errrr… spesial daging torpedo salai made especially for uncle KY during the visit #kek

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        • January 15, 2019 at 9:27 am
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          kekeke: ohhh was damn good!

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          • January 21, 2019 at 5:32 am
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            ah uncle admitted he enjoyed the sausage, you heard it here first #torpedo

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