Lim Aik Chew, Nibong Tebal Sungai Acheh Best Fresh Water Prawn

Nibong Tebal is a small town which located just next to Parit Buntar (Perak State Border Town). Everyone just know that they are famous for crab porridge which to me it is just overrated. Put that aside, there are a hidden gem which lies within this town.

You should checkout Lim Aik Chew’s fresh water prawn restaurant which located next to the river. You can either drive straight in to the shop via the main road or via the Malay village.

Pedestrian and Motorcycle Crossing from the Village Side

While at the center of the bridge, the view of the river


The bridge view from the restaurant side.

We choose to park at the village side as parking is a problem here. Most of the parking lots were occupied by the residents. This is just like a normal village housing area turn into a restaurant.

Old deco


Old Clock ….. not moving anymore

This shop may look old and run down but their food is better than some nicely decorated restaurants. This restaurant is famous for their fresh water prawn and fish.

All the fresh water prawns were still alive


The owner of this restaurant bought the fresh water prawn from walk in fisherman who came back in the afternoon. It is just walking distance to where all the boats were parked. The boss will judge base on the size and pay the fisherman on the spot. Then the prawn were transferred to the aquarium in the kitchen.


See all got plenty of roe in the head ….. My cholesterol level is at its peak when I visit them

Just look at the size of those prawns … so huge!

The price tag change daily as the price for the prawns vary. Fresh water prawn is cheaper than sea water type

Mixture of fresh water prawns

Prawn Roe

The kitchen is very clean and hygiene is at a comfortable level here. The cook wear a clean apron and hat to take care the cleanliness.

The lady boss do the cooking

The prawns were deep fried before cook in curry sauce

Prawn marinated ready to be steam


Steam prawn with ginger and garlics plus tomatoes


High fiber roti benggali for curry prawn dip

Curry Prawn In This Sauce

Steam dunno what fish ….. but it does taste good and fresh

Deep fried Kembong Fish with house special sauce and bird eye chili

Place: Lim Aik Chew Nibong Tebal Best Fresh Water Prawn

GPS Coordinate : N5 09.048 E100 27.738

Location: Near the Tanjung Berembang Police Post

Location Map :

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Direction :

Exit at Sungai Bakap/Nibong Tebal toll plaza, turn left and travel towards the town. Go up the steel bridge. Go straight all the way until the end of the malay village where you will see the first picture location.

Address: 436 Tanjong Berembang, 14310 Nibong Tebal,

Contact No : 04 5932957 / 016 5904912 (Mr Lim)

Business Hour : Lunch time only …..

Food Type: Seafood

Price: Price subject to change depending on market price

Environment Cleanliness Vote : 3/5

Food Votes : 5/5


Make sure you call up to check the fresh water prawn availability before you go.


  • September 23, 2009 - 5:08 pm | Permalink

    wow, didn’t know of this plc. will def check it out when i am in the area! cheers.

    • September 30, 2009 - 10:33 pm | Permalink

      I am sure you will like it. Even boolicious they all went there already.

  • September 23, 2009 - 5:15 pm | Permalink

    the steamed prawns look super good…should i make it at home haha….since nibong tebal is too far for me
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    • September 30, 2009 - 10:34 pm | Permalink

      Fresh water prawn must wild one only taste good ….. like your free running village chicken XD

  • September 23, 2009 - 8:10 pm | Permalink

    oh, so sea water prawns are more expensive in comparison to their river counterparts? okay, got it.
    but changing price on daily basis? haha … how cool.
    to imagine one day at RM40 per kg, and the next day RM70!
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  • September 24, 2009 - 12:14 am | Permalink

    “Old Clock ….. not moving anymore”

    That just cracked me up for some reason. Hehe. And it’s true – some of these dilapidated restaurants fare much better in their cooking than their fancier rivals. πŸ™‚
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    • September 30, 2009 - 10:45 pm | Permalink

      This is the best hidden gem in Nibong Tebal πŸ˜€

  • September 24, 2009 - 8:28 am | Permalink

    I gotta find a day to look for this place… It looks damn good la!!!
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  • September 24, 2009 - 9:56 am | Permalink

    Wah the prawn heads look bigger than the prawn bodies. LOL!
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  • September 24, 2009 - 9:56 am | Permalink

    Been a while since my last visit to this place. Miss the curry prawn and the sugar cane juice.
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  • September 24, 2009 - 12:06 pm | Permalink

    I love the environment! Hmm….you make me hungry now….
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    • October 5, 2009 - 12:04 pm | Permalink

      Me too …. looking back at the pictures make me drool

  • September 24, 2009 - 3:50 pm | Permalink

    wah.. so yummy la.. but I seldom eat prawn one la.. ‘liao shi!’
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  • September 24, 2009 - 6:33 pm | Permalink

    Wah, you really good in finding makan place leh…
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  • September 25, 2009 - 1:57 am | Permalink

    Hmmm… it sounded like I should plan more field trips soon. I can even smell the prawns from here now. LOL! Anyway, I have not been there for years. NT is a great place to hunt for fresh seafood. I missed going there now.
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  • September 28, 2009 - 12:32 pm | Permalink

    fresh water prawns u mentioned! nibong tebal is definitely an area that we r not familiar with ;P
    But since they are good, bet they r worth going the extra miles for πŸ˜‰
    Miri’s fresh water prawns aren’t bad too πŸ™‚
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    • October 5, 2009 - 12:06 pm | Permalink

      The price diff after add up the air ticket price πŸ˜€

  • Isaac
    September 29, 2009 - 11:47 pm | Permalink


    I was there before during I was in USM but never dig it out.

    Does any body know how to go there?

    I just know “Zhang Kee” restaurant for its famous crab porridge.

    From there, how can I go?

    • October 5, 2009 - 12:06 pm | Permalink

      Go till the end from the main town road. Or look at the direction in my blog in the last page.

  • October 2, 2009 - 10:34 pm | Permalink

    wahh cannot tahan lah looking at it. yumm!!!

  • October 3, 2009 - 11:37 am | Permalink

    Wow I juust love their curry, just AWESOME! πŸ™‚
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  • October 12, 2009 - 10:31 pm | Permalink

    wow, the curry one does look AWESOME! Bookmarking this!
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  • LMW
    December 28, 2009 - 9:28 am | Permalink

    Thank for coming, hope you all really enjoy it! Come again!

  • Prawn Lover
    December 28, 2009 - 6:30 pm | Permalink

    Just went there this afternoon. The curry prawn are as good as the pictures show, but i would say the 3 flavoured fish is a must have.

  • Nazir
    January 5, 2016 - 10:08 pm | Permalink

    Saye dh try makan d kedai ni..terbaekk. Kari giling bro.

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