Hello, Pulis? Some Malaysians Are 'Dipping' Raw Salmon In Their Coffee At A Kopitiam In KL

The seafood retail store said that it was a group of customers that started the trend of pairing raw salmon with coffee, not them.

Cover image via iRakyat & Kia!一起吃喝玩乐吧/Facebook

Somebody please call the police, because some Malaysians are pairing raw salmon with their coffee for breakfast in Kuala Lumpur

Of course, we are joking. Please don't call the cops on our fellow Malaysians simply because they have a unique way of enjoying their Japanese-Malaysian fusion breakfast.

The topic at hand today came from a Facebook post which went viral after it was published yesterday, 7 July.

In a gallery post, a Facebook page that goes by the name 'Kia Eat Play' posted 13 photos, where some of them 'suggested' the way of eating salmon is to dunk the meat into a cup of kopi O and gulp it like a civilised grizzly bear. 

"This is the way to eat breakfast!" exclaimed the viral post

"Are you craving for fresh salmon? Then drop by to this seafood retail store at OUG, Kuala Lumpur."

The post said that the store - Top Catch Fisheries - sources its seafood from Japan and ships them to Malaysia. Hence, customers can enjoy fresh slices of salmon every day.

Although the first photo on the post suggested the way of eating the juicy salmon is to dunk the meat into a cup of black coffee, the admin of the page advised customers not to do so. Instead, just eat it raw while pairing it with coffee.

At the time of writing, the post has gone viral with over 5,000 shares in less than 24 hours.

The post captured thousands of Malaysians' attention overnight, with many netizens led into believing that eating kopi-O-infused salmon is the new trend

"Now I know the way to taste the freshness of salmon is to eat it with kopi O," a Facebook user said in jest.

Image via Facebook

"This is not a bad idea," wrote another netizen while tagging his friend on the post, to which the friend dubbed the dish as 'Latte Sashimi'.

Image via Facebook

Baffled by the combination for breakfast, SAYS reached out to the seafood retail store to find out if they approve the serving suggestion

Top Catch Fisheries said they tried the pairing once, but as seafood connoisseurs, they would not recommend it.

"We're fishmongers after all and we like our seafood in its original form. And usually, we recommend customers eat it raw or cook it lightly with salt and pepper," said Eddie, one of the partners of the seafood retail chain.

He said that they are a seafood retail chain that offers air-flown frozen seafood and also sashimi for takeaways. Other than sourcing their products from Japan, they also ship seafood from New Zealand, Taiwan, Iceland, Greenland, Canada, as well as Sabah and Sarawak.

"Our first store is in OUG right beside a Chinese kopitiam. Customers bought sashimi from the store, couldn't wait until they got home, and started eating it at the coffee shop with other hawker foods," Eddie added.

"It was a group of customers who started this trend of paring sashimi with coffee, and not us."

A box of sashimi goes for RM27, according to the fish market store

Top Catch Fisheries has two outlets:
- 7, Jalan Hujan Rahmat, Overseas Union Garden, 58200 Kuala Lumpur, WPKL
- 108, Jalan SS24/2, Taman Megah, 47301 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

For more information, you can visit their Facebook page

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