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12 Nov, 2009

Sarang Seafood Restaurant (中西式海鲜楼)

Posted by: Wen Ching In: Chinese Food|Tioman Island

We truly apologise for delaying this post. This post was taken during our 7 days trip to Tioman Island during February 2008. Other posts in Tioman Island can be found here.

After having heard of the infamous ABC beach, which is also known as Air Batang Beach, we decided to ride our bicycles all the way from Berjaya Tioman Beach Resort to ABC. The road was quite rocky and there are also times when we need to carry our bikes up the stairs. Nevertheless, it was quite an adventure.

Hard work does pay off. The scenery was spectacular.

There are quite a number of chalets located in ABC beach, quite suitable for people who are planning for budget trips.

A village house surrounded by greeneries. Many Malay styled houses can be seen along ABC beach.

This is one of ys’s favourite photo, also my favourite. The sunset view was breath-taking.

Words can’t describe the beauty of the sunset. I’ll leave it to the photo.

A nice bistro in ABC beach overlooking the sea. We were quite surprise to find quite a number of foreigners staying in this area. Quite a number of restaurants in ABC offer Western food to suit their needs.

We rode back to Kampung Tekek before sunset, where we had our dinner. We randomly chose a restaurant and dined in Sarang.

We had an apple and watermelon juice priced at RM3 each.

Wanting to try something special, we decided to try something recommended by the staff. Unsure about the name of this dish, this seafood is rather similar to mantis shrimp or more commonly known as lai liu ha (攋尿蝦). The staff referred to this as ha po (虾婆). Priced at RM30, this black pepper ha po was delicious! The prawns were large, juicy, succulent and sweet, the black pepper sauce was fragrant and added more flavour to it. It was so good that we almost wanted to order another plate.

We also had a plate of Szechuan chicken (四川鸡) at RM10. The chicken was nice and soft, coupled with the spiciness of Szechuan flavoured gravy, it was fantastic.

We also had a mixed vegetables soup (什菜汤) at RM12. Even though various types of vegetables were found in the soup, the soup tasted rather bland.

Overall, it was a delightful dinner. Seafood was fresh and good and service was good. They even serve sandwiches, continental breakfast and Western food to cater the needs of foreign tourists. However, food can be overpriced in Tioman Island, especially for tourists. Guess the same applies to all tourist spots. Hope to return to Tioman Island soon, we really love this serene island.

Restaurant Information
Kampung Tekek,
Pulau Tioman,
86807 Pahang Darul Makmur,
Tel: 013-7066484

11 Responses to "Sarang Seafood Restaurant (中西式海鲜楼)"

1 | ~Christine~Leng

November 12th, 2009 at 4:22 am


Have not been to Tioman since age 12! ;P
Do you miss this island more of you still prefer Cardiff bay? haha 😉

2 | 孤傲的王子

November 12th, 2009 at 11:58 am


wow…the view so nice…
the food also so delicious….i never go tioman yet…find one day want go jalan jalan…heeheh

3 | Little Inbox

November 12th, 2009 at 12:55 pm


fresh seafood is one of my favourite :) Maybe I'll visit Tioman one day…

4 | thenomadGourmand

November 12th, 2009 at 9:45 pm


Wah..the mantis prawns got me drooling!
A pity abt the soup tho, how could the cook disappoint in such simple fare?

5 | Seow

November 12th, 2009 at 10:01 pm


I generally dont like food on islands, but that does look good..Langkawi and Redang food not so good tho =(

6 | ciki

November 12th, 2009 at 11:15 pm


hi! you've been linked:)

7 | ai wei

November 13th, 2009 at 2:50 am


this is truly a super long delay. kekeke, but then i still love what you guys published :)

love the seaview. we should really go to beach next time :)

8 | J2Kfm

November 14th, 2009 at 4:22 am


i've never been to Tioman though. the prawns look delicious, enveloped by those dark, sticky sauce.
ha po?!! he ko i've heard, referring to mantis prawns

9 | sock peng

November 16th, 2009 at 11:48 am



10 | su hao

September 23rd, 2011 at 5:17 pm


so ho cha!

11 | Catherine Skelcher

October 8th, 2012 at 1:05 am


We were at Tioman Island in 1994, I think we were at Sarang Seafood Restaurant enjoying delicious prawns, etc, when suddenly nearly all the waiters (quiet period early evening) started running up the hill. I thought there was a fire but was told that as strong winds were blowing, they had gone to pick up any fallen durians!!, I joined in the fun and was kindly presented with a durian that has just fallen from the tree. We had such happy memorable memories of a friendly, happy, island filled with love energy.

The other island that we adore is Majora (Mallorca) in the Mediterranean sea, only 2 hours door to door flying time from London.

Hopefully, we will return to Tioman again soon. Peace, love to all islanders of Tioman.

Catherine and family

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