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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