Kg Baru ( 'New Village'), a predominently Malay settlement anchored right in the centre of Malaysia's Capital City KL epitomises the perennial conflict between the old and the new, the modern and the conservative. Under laws passed decades ago, this area has been designated as Malay Reserve Land and may not be allowed for modern development, unless stringent criterias are met.
Good then for authentic cultural, souvenir & food connoisseurs right since things are really heritagely slow moving, and nostalgic....or is it ?
As you can see, the massively disproportionate pride of KL, the Petronas Twin Towers can be seen in the background where Kg Baru is. Here oldish looking traditional Malay dwellings, handicraft/souvenir shops and roadside food stalls are everywhere selling fruits,sweets, snacks & kuihs (finger food) and more.
But of course Kg Baru is more renown for its traditional Malay cuisine of fried fish & fried chickens, all kinds of beef soups, road spilling multi-coloured curry nasi campor (mixed rice) dishes, kampong-class nasi lemaks, skewered satays...
... but being a bit health conscious (today only) so we are only interested in...
... those slim and trim fishes of the famously burnt kind, called
ikan bakar, holy asap !
The aroma of burnt meats permeates you as you step into this veritable Gluttonhouse.
An all-in-one Gallery of BBQ fishes, nasi campor curry dishes, fresh veges/herbs, multiple sauces etc.
Select, match and enjoy, without the stress.
No untoward glances( u know how it is ), no hassles.
Refresh with iced kosong or red syrup.
slippery, soft & delicate with an unusual fatty but not fat feel.
Slips into your tummy without your noticing.
Inseparable smokey twosome ikan pari (stingray) and ikan selar (mackeral lookalike).
Quick bite,quick taste. Do not forget the 2 wonder sweet and sourhot sauces.
They are all the difference.
Delicious....... and rich ? You bet !
Its good for your eyes too ( and we don't mean da ladies, 4 they are too busy eating...)
And all 4 around RM 3 or 4 a fish ( TQ ! )
...Cheaper than that singlet Chinaman in the other backStreets/foodcourts where a comparable stingray done smokeless/grilled not bakared/smoked goes for RM8 minimum,
and the selar RM6....
Now you know.
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