Grilled Mackerel Gurney Drive


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Appears in
The Barbecue Bible

By Steven Raichlen

Published 1998

  • About

Charcoal Grill Seafood is one of the many open-air cook stalls lining scenic bay-front Gurney Drive in Penang, Malaysia. One of many, but certainly not average. There, nothing is served that isn’t at its freshest. A bank of aquariums keeps eels and prawns alive until the moment of cooking. Other fish that swam in the Andaman Sea just hours earlier are displayed under a thatched roof on a bed of banana leaves in a miniature wooden dingy.

I ordered something called ikan tumone,