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You’ll find some of KL’s best seafood in either of Lala Chong’s branches – try the clams steamed in ginger and rice wine on a rainy day, or tuck into crabs fried with salted egg and curry leaves.
For high end seafood, it doesn’t get better than Fisherman’s Cove. Housed deep in the belly of KL’s most expensive mall, Starhill Gallery, the restaurant uses both local and imported seafood to create stunning dishes. You can choose from the fish on display (in tanks) and then the cooking method – poached, grilled, steamed, fried, even sashimi-style.
Nong & Jimmy Thai Seafood Barbeque
Seems counter-intuitive to come to Malaysia and order Thai food, but if you don’t have time to nip over the north border, Nong & Jimmy is a good substitute. Their barbequed crab is sensational – the sweet flesh holds a subtle, smoky flavour. Pair it with some eye-popping tom yam soup and be prepared to sweat buckets.