The first time I heard about Temerloh had nothing to do with food. I remember hearing that the town in Central Pahang was badly flooded, and a few of my friends organized trips in relief efforts. Some of us helped out a little financially to the cause as well.

Well, thankfully other than flood, Temerloh is also famous for its ikan patin (freshwater catfish), so much so that they are now really getting popular here in Klang Valley.

Restoran Termeloh Catering, Wangsa Walk
Restoran Temerloh Catering, Wangsa Walk

A couple weeks ago, one of our colleagues brought us to get a taste of what central Pahang has to offer right here at Restoran Temerloh Catering, Wangsa Maju.

The restaurant is located right next to Wangsa Walk and directly adjacent to the open air paid parking lot, quite a convenient location if you get there by a car.

ulam & other lauk, choose your patin cuts
ulam & other lauk, choose your patin cuts

Like many Malay restaurants, the set up here is very straight forward. Pick from the choice of pre-cooked dishes, get rice, and be on your way. You can choose to have this all on the same plate, or in individual dishes for sharing.

We were of course, here for the patin tempoyak. To properly enjoy this delicacy, it is best to order one portion for each person. The beauty here is that you can pick your favorite part – head (for advanced appreciator, I guess), body, or tail.

balanced meal, with proper patin tempoyak
balanced meal, with proper patin tempoyak

The catfish is positively smooth and fatty, with the tempoyak sauce properly pungent, just the way the dish is supposed to be. One of my colleagues who has a habit of traveling to Temerloh said that this is about 80-90% as good as the original version, which is plenty fine by me.

Other dishes we had here were pretty decent, if unremarkable, though I really enjoyed the fried lady’s finger and ikan masin. The tempoyak (for ulam) was rather good as well.

bill came up to be just over RM 20 per pax including drinks
bill came up to be just over RM 20 per pax including drinks

Total bill came up to be about RM 20+ per pax, which I think is within expectations. Give it a try if you’re a patin fan. There’s also branches at Shah Alam and Bangi

map to wangsa walk

Address:
Restoran Temerloh Catering
35-G, Kedai D’Wangsa,
Jalan Wangsa Delima 12
Wangsa Maju, Kuala Lumpur
GPS: 3.198098, 101.742626
Tel: 03-4141 5044

KY eats – Patin Tempoyak at Restoran Temerloh Catering, Wangsa Walk
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17 thoughts on “KY eats – Patin Tempoyak at Restoran Temerloh Catering, Wangsa Walk

    • June 15, 2016 at 2:22 pm
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      suituapui: wah with udang galah definitely awesome!

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      • June 16, 2016 at 8:31 am
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        iz like that kakulis wasssappp hehehehee

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  • June 15, 2016 at 1:42 am
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    I think I’d choose the body! (I’m talking about the fish, of course) ūüėÄ

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    • June 15, 2016 at 2:21 pm
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      Sean: hahaa, and I’m a tail person!

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  • June 15, 2016 at 10:45 am
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    Interesting combination! I like Patin, those creamy pockets of fish fats!

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    • June 15, 2016 at 2:21 pm
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      Ken: yesss, fatty fish = good!

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  • June 15, 2016 at 2:12 pm
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    temerloh
    not
    termeloh

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    • June 15, 2016 at 2:21 pm
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      PandanKia: you’re right, I’m an idiot and blind, thank you for the correction.

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  • June 15, 2016 at 5:52 pm
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    KY, it hard to decide in a place this one. Due to I look and look who know when I pick something to eat. It make my friends want to just take a nap and wake up later when I decided at last.

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    • June 16, 2016 at 9:22 am
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      Vickie: haha, you just need to treat it like buffet!

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  • June 17, 2016 at 5:04 am
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    We used to catch catfish as children. This post is bringing back some fond memories.

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    • June 17, 2016 at 1:09 pm
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      Monica: did you eat them? haha.

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    • June 17, 2016 at 5:03 pm
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      eatwhateatwhere: have at it!

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    • June 17, 2016 at 5:03 pm
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      Choi Yen: that’s like loving milk but not yoghurt!

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