Umai (food)

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Type Dish
Place of origin Malaysia
Region or state Sarawak
Created by 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[edit]

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[edit]


  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.