A bowl of Umai ready to be eaten.
Place of originMalaysia
Region or stateSarawak
Created byMelanau
Main ingredientsFish: (Either Scaly hairfin anchovy, Mackerel or Black pomfret)
thinly sliced onions, chillies, salt and lime juice

Umai is a popular traditional native dish of the Melanau people in Sarawak, Malaysia, which is usually eaten by fishermen. Umai is a dish of sliced raw fish with a mixture of onions, chillies, vinegar, salt and lime juice.[1]

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.[2]

See also


  1. ^ "Sarawakian Umai". Kuali. 23 June 2014. Retrieved 8 July 2017.
  2. ^ "Longest 'umai' enters M'sia Book of Records". The Borneo Post. 13 November 2012. Retrieved 18 July 2014.