Ikan Bakar Gerai No.3 @ Medan Ikan Bakar Jalan Bellamy

Hidden behind Istana Negara along Jalan Bellamy is an array of ikan bakar stalls next to each other forming a medan ikan bakar. Despite its secluded location it gets extremely crowded especially during lunch hour. Not knowing which stall to go for, we chose Gerai No.3 that was the busiest among all.

jalan bellamy ikan bakar

Three huge frying pans were used to pan fry (instead of grill/bakar like the name actually implies) a wide array of seafood like fish, prawns, squids and kerangs. The sight of the ikan bakar here is simply delightful. With so many choices, you are sure to have a difficult time to decide which items to take. Just for fish alone there are a few types like ikan keli (catfish), ikan pari (stringray), siakap and ikan terubok.

grilled-seafood

What attracted me immediately when I stepped into Gerai No.3 are the larger than life sotongs, which some even as big as six inches. Coated in an orangish-red colored marinating, they looked absolutely delicious and I just got to try them. So I got one sotong for each of us along with some prawns and the smallest slice of ikan pari I could find in the pile.


grilled-stingray

We were charged RM7 for the ikan pari, which I thought was pretty reasonable considering its freshness. With seafood so fresh, not much marinating is needed to compliment their natural taste. And from what I saw, the banana-leaf-wrapped-seafood was only dipped into the marinating briefly before being pan fried.

grilled-prawns

For the prawns, Udang Galah is used hence they are pricier – RM5 for 4. But they were mediocre tasting at best so I wouldn’t really recommend taking the prawns unless for the sake of trying only. The most expensive item on our platter was the sotong @ RM8 each. I am not sure if they charged it according to size or simply based on the amount taken, can anyone verify this? But if it was the latter then of course the wise thing to do is to pick the largest sotong lol. It’s a no-brainer, isn’t it?

ikan-bakar-sauce

Two typical condiments for ikan bakar here are the cicah kicap with chili onions and lime and the spicy sauce with lime juice. While the cicah kicap was normal, the spicy dipping sauce is worth a mention for the kick it packed even in minimal quantity. Just a little drizzle of the sauce was enough to send my tongue numb and made my eyes teary.

kerang bakar

A plate of Kerang Bakar here is about RM4-5, very fresh and I enjoyed them with the chili sauce.

pan-fried-squids

The number of squids being prepared at anytime to cater to the never-ending queue of customers. Impressive sight huh.

jalan-bellamy-ikan-bakar

flipping-ikan-bakar

All the ikan bakar was managed by one person only and I believe he has the skill and experience to manage so many seafood at one time. He is always adding fresh seafood to the pan, flipping them and dishing them out to the hungry customers.

medan-ikan-bakar-jalan-bell

Overall I found the food to be good and very fresh albeit being a little pricey especially (RM32 in total inclusive of 2 rice and 2 drinks) for the non-fish seafoods. The catfish looked very tempting and I would definitely return again to try that.
If you are planning to come here for lunch it is advisable to reach before 12pm or you definitely have to wait for seats. Their business hours is from lunch onwards until 3pm then continued from 7pm till 11pm. During Ramadhan month they will be open daily from 3pm onwards.

Ikan Bakar Gerai No.3
Medan Ikan Bakar Jalan Bellamy, KL
GPS Coordinates: N3 07.835 E101 41.686

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13 Responses

  1. Michelle says:

    Yummy yummy, can’t control my saliva, tak boleh tahan. The pictures make me hungry ^^
    .-= Michelle´s last blog ..Turkish cuisine @ Istanbul Café at Pavilion- KL =-.

  2. These photos are gorgeous and, yes, a tad pricey but the food looks amazing.

    I was just in Malaysia again last week and ate very very well :)
    .-= Rachel@Tasty Thailand´s last blog ..Bangkoks Motorcycle Taxi Drivers Big Supporters of Red Shirt Protesters and Thaksin Shinawatra =-.

  3. Psyduck says:

    Dayum snap! I love ikan pari! Hooo!
    Photos are amazing man. And the guy who cooks looks passionate. Love the sight of these personality captured in photos.

  4. I went to this place several times for lunch. No doubt it’s one of the best and most popular among KLites, especially for those working at nearby offices. The picture look tempting! I wanna go nowww! Tomorrow is already a fasting month.. :(

  5. eta says:

    it’s open for ramadhan month???

  6. epull says:

    tgk gambo pon x tahan woooo….

  7. CHEE LOON says:

    Seriously I hardly find this place! I went here yesterday night around 10 pm and …. I was informed it was closed !! Ar.. will try this next time! Jln Istana is a route where I will travel daily but did not know there are this place here.

  8. zana says:

    Dari dulu ikan bakar Jln Bellamy ni memang power dan berbaloi sgt2……klu x caya gi rasa dulu pasti meletup pny

  9. Anonymous says:


    epull:

    tgk gambo pon x tahan woooo….

  10. fatin says:

    macam mana nk dpt contact number owner gerai ni eh?ade sesiape leh bantu?

  11. HERMAN says:

    do you know whether its open during the CNY holidays…

  12. Fam says:

    is expensive… no good environment also.. not worth it….

  13. zz says:

    Ahad buka x?

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