The legendary Portugese grilled fish at Chinatown is one of bf’s favorite food in town. I finally brought him here again, since his last visit many years ago.
I didn’t know the stall name, until last night. It is simply called as Ikan Panggang (which means grilled fish). Such a generic stall name, and tucked in a hidden location, easily go unnoticed by those not in the know.
Foils of spicylicious sea-goodies, have satisfied hungry diners for decades. The parcels also include vegetables such as ladyfingers, long green beans, etc.
Only charcoal fire can bring out the best food.
Gone were those days that we have to order, pay first, and come back for our food in an hour time. Business was quiet on a Thursday night, around 8.30pm.
We only had to wait for about 15 minutes for our parcel .. and we were full of anticipation.
Since we have not visited this place for a long time, we ordered stingray + squid + prawn, which costs us RM 23 for a medium size parcel. Level of spicyness can be adjusted, I ordered ours to be spicy, but not too spicy.
I later realized that they do have other fish options, which provides a good alternative to stingray.
Bf tried to stay away from ray fishes, as they are in the danger of extinction. And the main threat is none others than overfishing, to meet our demand. But I also read that it depends on which species, most stingrays are in the IUCN (The International Union for Conservation of Nature) category “Of Least Concern,” meaning they’re doing fine.
No outside drink is allowed, so we had to order from them.
Attitude-wise, they are still not the friendliest people in town. Old habits die hard, I guess.
After this disappointing meal, I am in no hurry to return. The stall is just located beside Hong Leong bank, at the junction of Jalan Hang Lekir and Jalan Petaling, if you want to try this legendary Portugese grilled fish stall.
Ikan Panggang Portugis Istimewa
Junction of Jalan Hang Lekir and Jalan Petaling (beside Hong Leong Bank)
Tel: 019 3159448 (Mr Chong)
Business hours: Tue-Sun 5pm-11pm (Closed on Mondays)