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.

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