On a hill behind our old Istana Negara sits a stretch of ikan bakar stalls, but it’s Kedai Kat Jat (more commonly referred to as Gerai No. 3) that stands out. The lone man at the grill may be the silent type but his perfectly cooked, banana leaf-wrapped seafood does all the talking. It’s the freshness of the fish that hits you first; the spicy marinade complements but doesn’t take away from the true taste of the fish. For an extra kick, have it with the air asam dipping sauce and wash the spiciness down with a cold glass of air kelapa.
As featured in Time Out KL's 101 things to do in KL
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