Last Updated on 2016-06-23 , 12:27 pm
Even though Kuala Lumpur is nowhere near the sea, this doesn’t prevent it from being one of the leading places in Malaysia to find tasty and fresh seafood. The cosmopolitan nature of the city means that you’ll find seafood cooked in a variety of styles, including Chinese, Malay, Thai and western.
Without further ado, here are the 10 most mouth watering places to find seafood if you’re in KL:
Tak Fook Hong Kong Seafood Restaurant, Puchong
If you ever find yourself in Puchong, you absolutely have to try some of the dishes here at Tak Fook. They are extremely well known for their crab dishes, cooked in cheese, butter or pepper sauce and you can order some fried mantou to scoop up all the delicious sauce.
23, Jalan Puteri 2/5, Bandar Puteri, 47100 Puchong, Selangor, Malaysia
Zhen Liang Siew, Sentul Raya
If you’re looking for old school Tai Chow dishes, you’ll find some outstanding yet simple dishes here like Nyonya Assam fish head, banana leaf prawns and squid, steamed stingray and so much more . Although it’s a little bit out of the way in Sentul, you’ll definitely find your journey worth it.
No.30, Jalan 14/48A, Sentul Raya, Off Jalan Sentul, 51000 KL.
Muhibbah Seafood Restaurant, Kampung Sungai Penchala, KL
This halal eatery is actually a fusion restaurant combining Thai, Malay, Chinese and Western influences in their cooking and they are very consistent when it comes to serving good food. Try their deep fried squid, chilli cockles, steamed whole fish and sweet and sour prawns with sayur kopek.
Jalan Seri Penchala, Kampung Sungai Penchala, 60000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Bait , Jalan Telawi, Bangsar
Bait serves up some of the freshest seafood this side of town in a more western-influenced style. Here you’ll find springy oysters served raw with wedges of lemon, as well as clams and prawns. If you’re not in the mood for raw seafood, there’s the signature cherrystone clam chowder and tagliatelle with Alaskan King crab.
Bangsar 65, Jalan Telawi 3, Bangsar Baru, Kuala Lumpur, 59100, Malaysia
Ho Kee Seafood , Jinjang
Most KL residents always regard Jinjang as a rather backward area, but it will be a waste to dismiss it without reason as there’s this particular delicious seafood restaurant there.
Try their baked sambal fish which resembles Portuguese baked fish, and fried cuttlefish wish dried chilli. You can always order one of their lovely stir fried green vegetables to balance out all the cholesterol.
Jalan 1/32, Taman Jinjang Baru, 52000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Boston Baru Restaurant, Klang
This restaurant is often full very early and you may have to line up to get a place. Their signature dish is their steamed lala or clams which are served in a gravy that is rich in the natural juices of the clams themselves. You’ll want to order their Nestum mantis prawns, which are some of the juiciest and largest prawns you’ll ever have.
1, Jalan Kapar, Kawasan 18, 41400 Klang, Selangor, Malaysia
Top Catch Fisheries, OUG
If you thought that seafood is meant only for lunch or dinner, a meal at Top Catch Fisheries will surely change your mind. This seafood joint specifically serves fresh raw sashimi including salmon, salmon belly, sea urchin, scallops and more which you can eat with some soy sauce or shoyu.
17, Jalan Hujan Rahmat, Taman Overseas Union, 58200 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Store no 3, Jalan Bellamy Grilled Fish Food Court, KL
If you’re in the mood for some spicy seafood, head on over to Jalan Bellamy and get some ‘Ikan Bakar’ which is a special Malays way of grilling fish over an open fire. The result is fish with crispy skin, but juicy and tender flesh. There will be plenty of seafood on the grill, from regular fish like pomfret and Siakap to other things like stingray, catfish , squid and more, which is usually served with piping hot white rice and a dollop of the store’s chilli sauce.
Lorong Bellamy (Jalan Bellamy), Bukit Petaling, Kuala Lumpur
Boon Tat, Port Klang
Boon Tat is definitely one of the oldest seafood places near Klang that has been around since the 1970s. All their dishes are carefully prepared and their signature steamed fish comes with vermicelli that soaks up the flavours of the fish. Their chilli crab and deep fried prawns are also good, as well as their oyster omelette.
943, Jalan Letchumanan, Kawasan 12, 42000 Pelabuhan Klang, Selangor, Malaysia
Soon Fatt Restaurant, Sri Petaling
Often packed to the brim, you may be asked to share a table or ‘dap toi’ if it gets too crowded. The seafood here is cooked over a strong fire so everything is rich with Wok Hei or the flavour of a hot wok.
They will prepare your seafood with any sauce of your preference, and usually, most people go with steamed fish in soy sauce and garlic. You should also seriously order their butter prawns and glazed pork ribs.
92, Jalan Radin Tengah, Sri Petaling, 57000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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