Have you ever heard about “Ikan Bakar Jalan Istana”? Those place is the famous venue in KL if you want to find Ikan Bakar (roasted fish). The quality? yes it is, the taste is just like the one you can find at the seafood reataurant at Klang, Umbai, and many more famous places for ikan bakar. But the different is, you dont have to go for holiday or near beach to find those fine quality of Ikan Bakar. Now ready to serve your stomach as near in KL itself.
The location is just behind Istana Negara (Agong house). I you do not know where is Istana Negara, the best way is just take cab and the cab driver know where is Ikan Bakar Jalan Istana. Time serving is from 11am until 10pm in weekdays and 11am till 4pm in saturday. Sunday they’re close.
There is about 3 different restaurants that able to serves you Ikan Bakar. Each of the restaurant have different quality and different style of cooking. Which one is the best? I can’t say so at this point of time, but from my experience the first restaurant they called it “Wak restaurant” is the best so far.
However, the second restaurant seems famous which had been covered by several newspaper, magazine and even TV3 programme called “Jalan-Jalan Cari Makan”. The last (at the end of the row) restaurant (Ikan Bakar Ramli) is just simply “extra” where people called it. This is because if you can’t find any seat left at first two restaurant than you have to eat at the last restaurant which also serve Ikan Bakar as the main dish.
The pricing is slightly expensive at first two restaurant. The main reason given by the owners is that they are using grade A seafood (fish, prawn, squid, kerang) which collected from Port Klang every morning. Among the seafood available is Ikan Pari, Ikan Terubuk, Ikan Kembong, Ikan Cencaru, Sotong besar, Udang Besar and Kerang.
So if you don’t know where to go for lunch or dinner today, just drop by at Ikan Bakar Jalan Istana to try it by yourself. If you are so lucky, you could find some Minister or even celebrity having their dine over there. So let’s go now!