I was itching to taste some Malay food today and hubs brought us to one Kak Jat Ikan Bakar on Jalan Bellamy. There are a few stalls on this road selling the same dishes and specializing in grilled fish. As far as choice of fish goes, you get pari (stingray), kembung, terubok, tilapia, and more. There’re also fried cockles and stuffed squids. The crowd is really huge during lunch time. We were there around 11-ish a.m. and the crowd had started to build up.
Hubs ordered grilled stingray, ikan kembung, another fish which I don’t know its name and stuffed squids. I find the taste not really up to expectations and some of the squids were not fresh and tasted horrid.
I love Malay Kerabu and vegetables cooked with pumpkin in coconut milk curry. What I had were a tad salty for my taste bud.
Eating the cockles is really time consuming as you’ll need to prise open the cockles with your fingers! We doggy bagged most of the cockles home.
Just the four of us at the stall. Sherilyn was ‘recuperating’ at home after a gruelling day the whole of yesterday (Sunday) at the Asia Junior Got Talent finals. She has floor burns and wounds all over her feet, which have now turned ‘watery’ and need antiseptic cream. This is just one of the injuries that competitive dancers have to endure and she’s pretty nonchalant about it.
Food at this stall is just average and pretty pricey. The bill came up to over RM100. Don’t think we’ll go there again. We can get better ones from our housing estate.
After lunch, we went to Vintage 1988, a fairly new coffee place in KL that doubles as a vintage fashion accessories store, also one of the most Instagrammable cafes around Petaling Street / China Town, KL.
Carrying the characteristic of chic retro-style coffee shop blended with modern touch, Vintage 1988 Cafe is thoughtfully decorated with antique knick-knacks, wooden furnishing, army green arm chairs, exposed brick walls, vintage pendant light, arched steel windows, etc.; further adorned with lots of green potted plants and catchy neon light sign to lift up the mood. It’s our second visit to this cafe, the first was exactly a year ago.
34, Jalan Sultan, Chinatown,
50000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Opening hours: 9AM-11PM daily
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