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Portuguese Baked Fish and Seafood, Petaling Street, Kuala Lumpur

This is part 2 of my 5-hour layover in Kuala Lumpur International Airport. You can read all about Part 1 here.

This is Portuguese baked fish (plus squid and clams), found at the obscure corner of Petaling Street/Chinatown in KL. In my opinion, this is the best baked fish/seafood that I have ever tasted. (I can’t even find similar offerings in Penang!). I got hooked when I was attending college in KL many years ago and haven’t had the fix for at least 5 years. So, I was just so delighted to savor the taste, aroma, and the very spicy kick that this seafood parcel delivered…

Portuguese Baked Fish and Seafood, Petaling Street, Kuala Lumpur

Food mission accomplished and I headed back to KLIA–just in time to catch my flight. ;)

Portuguese Grilled Fish
Petaling Street (at the corner of Hong Leong Bank)

Note: You can’t actually see the fish, but it’s buried under the spices, okras, clams and squid.

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  1. Clockwise

    Looks so delicious. I remember in my younger days, to get lovely Portuguese food, my dad drove us to Malacca.

  2. Dr. Carolyn

    Oh god… this is sooo sinful!! Reading this blog is going to challenge my size horizontally… :S

    HUNGRYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!

  3. tigerfish

    This looks so good! I think I never tried such a combination before.

    Quick quick – post some indian food! I love it so much :)

  4. •゚ღJoღ゚•™o(‧”’‧)o

    yah, i’ve tried this long time ago during schooling time, i still miss the taste..i will definitely pay this place a visit again, thanz for sharing :)
    the corner stall, at HL bank?

  5. asoon

    you can’t do this to me! look at the food! aiyor now i want KL road-side food so bad.

    if i did what you did, i’ll never be able to make it back to KLIA in time.

  6. I Cook4Fun

    That dish look so wonderfully delicious and spicy. Make me wanted to go home right now and dig into it :(

  7. lingzie

    oh yes this is definitely very yummy! and unfortunately cant be found in penang. or at least i’m not aware of its existence in penang. i have sampled some portugese baked squids at one of the hawker centers in penang. but it was really overpriced and not good.

  8. Chrissy

    Heeeyyyy…that’s my favourite place for the Portugese grilled fish too!!!! :D

    But as Petaling Street is really far away, and parking’s a hassle, sometimes when I’m willing to settle for less than the best, I go to Oasis Food Court in MidValley

    Still can’t beat the Petaling Street one, though!

  9. Salt & Turmeric

    Girl, u only remind me of how bland the food here are! :(

    p.s. cant wait for u to come back so we can have seafood galore makan partay! ;)

  10. Susana

    Congratulations for your blog! From time to time I come for a visit and I’m always delighted with the food (I love asian food) and also with your photos (which is also a passion for me). As a portuguese girl I must recommend you to come to Portugal in a next trip, as we have a very tasteful and rich cooking tradition. I must tell that you wouldn’t be disappointed…

  11. babe_kl

    welcome home!!! darn hvnt eaten here for ages la :p now salivating. sorry for not able to meet you last nite, next time perhaps.

  12. J2Kfm

    Amidst all the hype, I had one bad dining experience there last time. They not only completely forgot about our orders, but feeling the least apologetically, decided to serve another table of 10, who were supposedly ‘friends’ with the owners. Waited for more than 45 minutes I think. Sigh ….

  13. southernoise

    I’ve eaten there before while some dishes was delicious, we had a parcel that was badly burnt. No apologies from the ownsers as well.

  14. fuler

    u ppl wanna try real portuguese food?go to KFL Foodcourt,cuepacs cherass,selangor and find for Malacca Portuguese Food stall….this is the REAL portuguese food cooked by kristang people from the portuguese settlement….they came to KL to open the stall…..they have curry devil,lamb curry,prawns curry nanas,sebak(pork salad with spicy sauce) and sayur asin pork soup…….open from 4pm-12 am…..but better come before 11pm,cos the food alwys finish fast………..so to all the bolek and pepeks….beng bAI KUMI KAGAK….

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