Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Ikan Bakar @ Jalan Bellamy

*The following rumours have no truth whatsoever but is used to simply spice things up*

Some say that the stretch of stalls here actually catered for the Sultan when he is in town.

Others say that the grilled seafood is actually so good that it attracts all his cats in the compound.

All i know is, this is the Ikan Bakar stall on Jalan Bellamy, which is forever crowded with working people queuing up for the various kinds of seafood available in the market that morning.

Choices is not when you have the money, but you dont know what to eat.
Choices is when you see so much seafood plated in front of you, you dont know where to start.

Calories on the other hand wasnt a choice at all to begin with.

The busy man was constantly on the grill, fish after fish, sotong after sotong. The end result? Lots of money for him to pocket and happy customers.

There is only word that describes this sotong; orgasmic. Well if you would like a toned down version, delicious and out-of-this-world is applicable as well.

The temptation to hide the plate from the others was beyond imagination. We couldnt believe how good it was as we kept going back to the counter for more. Three plates was considered a controlled move by 5 persons.

Ikan Kembong (I think). Plenty of small to medium fishes nicely marinated and wrapped in a banana leaf. Alot of them had remnants of scales left, so it was the meat we savor and the awesome skin forgone.

My favourite Ikan Pari. The strands of flesh that tears out easily bought tears to everyone as we savour the food with the view of the Istana.

I dare say that this has been one of the most satisfying meal in a long while, the meaning of cheap good food has finally been realised.

Address:

Jalan Bellamy,
Bukit Petaling,
50480, Kuala Lumpur

The last stall towards the end

Rating: 4 stars out of 5 stars. Although not exactly cheap, but then again as gluttons, its a whole different story altogether. At only RM15 a meal, something you cant eat with a place with air-con, proper tablecloth, proper plates and a waiter to serve you, here it is all you can eat at the counter and self-service which is definitely alright with me.

27 comments:

celine said...

Oishidesne...delicious. I like ikan bakar and sotong bakar very much.

Jason said...

Ouuu.. pretty little goodies.

kennymah said...

"Orgasmic sotong." Right. Those are words I shall take to bed tonight. They will keep me warm and comfort me. Hahaha....

Precious Pea said...

Those tentacles are stuffed into the squid's body? Looks really really good!!!!

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

celine: when i was drafting this morning, my saliva was spilling man..goin to go again today!

jason: haha goodies yes..little..no

kennymah: yeah the tentacles will wrap you up nice..

pp: yes its all stuffed inside!

New Kid on the Blog said...

I smell the ikan bakar, sotong bakar 1000 miles away from here...

daphne said...

wah..soo goood.... arghhhh...

ling239 said...

any idea about the operating hours ? where there once and all were closed =.="

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

new kid: haha let me use a fan to help u..

daphne: hahaha definitely diff from an aussie bbq isnt?

ling239: err dont think they open on sundays..best bet is to go during weekdays lunch time

Hazza said...

the sotong looks sooooo delcious! I have never had ikan bakar before but I must make it a point to go try it next time I am in Malaysia!

sQuall said...

delicious ikan bakar...especially the squid!!!

zewt said...

wow... i havent been to this place since my EY days..!!!

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

hazza: you must, a must try "delicacy"

squall: yeah yeah!!

zewt: wah..where was EY back then, i dont remember it being so nearby here wor..

Jackson said...

wow...the tempting grilled sotong...

Lyrical Lemongrass said...

omg something made it to 4 stars!!! I hafta visit this place then. :-)

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

jackson: and that is why i got tempted to go again..

ll: i know!! it took quite a while

Nic (KHKL) said...

it must be the marinate..it has got to be! haha! the seafood looks fresh too...yupe, i agree that settings are not important as long as the food is good...

Simon Seow said...

Ah, the famous Jln Bellamy ikan bakar. Went there a few times when I was working as a Financial Planner. My office is in Menara MAA. It's quite difficult for those that not familiar with the road there. I also read about a ikan bakar menangis (crying grilled fish) in Segambut, which is very near my house. But still haven't go and try it out, sigh.

tigerfish said...

Look at that sotong! This is how I like it. Marinated lightly and grilled without fancy. Yummy!

team bsg said...

very excellent burnt squid shots !
one of the best !
strangely we have heard about this xciting place years ago but never know where is it !

AngryYoungChild said...

UGHHH.....*-* the sotong..lookss soooooooooo gooodd...

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

nic: haha i dunno..mayb its just dirty and smelly..who knows?

simon: yeah i can get lost after goin there twice..

tigerfish: i know yum..reproduce such a recipe can?

teambsg: where the sultan lives..

ayc: i know..killa item

:: Nicole :: said...

how to go there???!! i want ikan bakar!!! :P

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

nic: u knw how to go to the actual istana? its behind..

Bernsy said...

walao, u gave this place a 4 stars.. really must go down there again for a sneak peak.

I have been planning to go down to Tanglin Foodcourt to try the ikan bakar that side. Gees.. really gotta make it one of these days this week la...

teckiee said...

look at that sotong! ...the ikan bakar looks not bad also.. hmm where is this jalan bellamy ah

Anonymous said...

Hi, do they open at night for dinner?