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Ikan bakar, or grilled fish, is one of those quintessential Malaysian cuisine that isn’t often talk about. Today, lets look at three different places in Klang Valley is worth a visit if you have a stomach for this classic dish in the afternoon.

Do remember to order a big glass of ice cold drink to go with, cos it’s going to get hot.

Mat Teh ikan bakar at Dato' Keramat
Mat Teh Ikan Bakar, Dato’ Keramat

One of my favorite ikan bakar places is the little stall by the name of Mat Teh Ikan Bakar by Dato’ Keramat market, right across the Putra LRT station by the same name.

The stall gets pretty busy over lunch time, and with somewhat limited seats, it is imperative to get there early.

Mat Teh Ikan Bakar at Dato' Keramat
Mat Teh Ikan Bakar at Dato’ Keramat

The most popular fishes here are stingray and ikan kembung. The stingray runs from RM 14-16 per piece, but is big enough for sharing. What I also particularly love about this place is the good selection of ulam (raw vegetable) to go with the grilled fish.

Tips: order their mango juice.

Mat Teh Ikan Bakar
Dato’ Keramat Wet Market
Opposite Dato’ Keramat LRT
Jalan Dato’ Keramat
GPS3.166079, 101.730992
Tel016-336 2123

Ikan Bakar Warong Fauziah near KLCC
Ikan Bakar Warong Fauziah near KLCC

Within walking distance of iconic KLCC, there’s a little hidden warong that many visitors or even tenants of this great building do not realize exists. Warong Fauziah is tucked behind Lembaga Getah and offers tasty authentic grilled fish alongside with a good variety of other dishes to go with steamed rice.

Stringray, cat fish, and ikan kembung are available here.

Warong Kak Fauziah,
behind Lembaga Getah Malaysia
Jalan Ampang, KL
GPS3.160088, 101.711941

ikan bakar at Restaurant Rose 911
Restaurant Rose 911, Negeri Sembilan cuisine

Thirdly, for a version of ikan bakar slightly different from the ordinary,  check out Restaurant Rose 911 at Kampung Pandan.

While the fish is grilled with banana leaves like other versions, sambal is added to the fish prior to grilling, infusing the aroma of chilli right from the get go. This is perfect for those who loves it spicy.

Restaurant Rose 911 also serves authentic Negeri Sembilan cuisine with dishes that are laden with plenty of coconut milk and tumeric.

Restoran Kak Rose 911
No. 25, Jalan Satu
Kampung Pandan
55100 Kuala Lumpur
GPS3.143901, 101.737293
Tel03-9281 2996

Discuss : KY eats – 3 Ikan Bakar places to check out in Klang Valley

  1. Great list! Thanks for sharing 😀

  2. Noted, hope to get to try. Yet to find a good ikan bakar place here. 🙁

  3. KY, a place that serve string ray grill sound pretty good. I brought skate fish is what they called it here in states and found it great . Lot of meat on it and pick up seasoning well when cooked.

    • Vickie: yah, I remember when I used to stay in Cincinnati, I would go to Jungle Jim’s to get myself some skate and cooked curry.

      • KY, forgot to ask in hot weather what best soft drink to have?
        It help cool your body and taste great also. Must be cucumber drink. Heard it cool the body in hot days.

        • immature

          DUFF BEER

        • Vickie: well “lor hon kor” is good, or any sort of herbal tea for that matter. My favorite drink for hot weather though would be bitter gourd tea.

  4. immature

    wah uncle, my probabtion officer say you is like a tikus, finding hidden warong and lorong here and there, got find lorong 8 or not?

  5. Have you tried the one at Jalan Kuching next to the rundown flats? The ikan bakar there is super yummy! 🙂

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