Umai (food)

Type Dish
Place of origin Malaysia
Region or state Sarawak
Creator Melanau
Main ingredients Fish: (Either Mackerel or Black pomfret)
thinly sliced onions, chillies, salt and lime juice
Cookbook: Umai  Media: Umai

Umai is a traditional native dish for the Melanau people especially for the fishermen in the states of Sarawak.[1][2] Umai is basically a dish consists of sliced raw fish with mixture of onion, chillies, salt and lime juice.[3]

The Malaysia Book of Records

In 2012, a 170.3 meter umai prepared during Masihkah Kau Ingat carnival in Dalat was certified as the "longest umai" ever prepared.[4]

See also


  1. "Sarawak (Umai)". Asia Travel Guide. Retrieved 27 August 2013.
  2. "Authentic dishes from Sarawak". 6 June 2011. Retrieved 27 August 2013.
  3. "Umai Makanan Etnik Melanau". May 2010. Retrieved 18 July 2014.
  4. "Longest 'umai' enters M'sia Book of Records". The Borneo Post. 13 November 2012. Retrieved 18 July 2014.

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