Monday, August 24, 2009

Seafood at Jalan Walter Grenier

Have you been there? Or have you at least heard about it?
Well, it is quite unknown to most, but for others, this road is famous for its seafood restaurant/food court. Well, don't be put off by the word 'food court', but it is actually some kind of a food court, and old one at that.

The roof is made of zinc, wow!

Jalan Walter Grenier is in Bukit Bintang, and this Jalan is off Jalan Imbi. You can easily find this place if you're familiar with this area. It's just somewhere at the back of Star Hill Gallery.

Not the best definition for the word Kitchen

At a first glance, you might not want to eat at this place. Well, it's kinda dirty if you're really particular, and it's just by the road. It's basically a Chinese hawker stall. You know, that kind of style. But worry not, it is Halal. How am i so sure?
Well, there's always Muslims eating there, even those Burqa-clad women eat here too. Of course there's no Halal chop or logo or whatever, but hey, it's up to you to decide.
It's Halal enough for me. Besides, it's just seafood.
What the heck.

I don't think there is a name for this restaurant, but most people know it when you say seafood at Walter Grenier. Well at least me and the girlfy simply call it Walter Grenier. It's been there for quite some time, and the reason why i'm telling you about this place is that the food, the seafood to be precise, is awesome.

The ever-so-happy Girlfy playing with food

The whole restaurant itself is not the prettiest that you can find around here, but the food is well worth the experience(s). And by the word experience, i mean experiences like seeing some 6-legged-aliens running around, or even an odd cameo appearance by Mickey Mouse, if you know what i mean.
Never ever come here and expect some 5-star treatment, or even Mamak-like environment. This is Chinese hawker at its best. Down and dirrrrtay. Noisy and stuffy. Oooh yeah.
But fret not, it is okay, it is safe, no worries. There are also other stalls around, but none can match this seafood stall.

Ketam Masak Hitam

But hey, i'm talking about the food here, not the environment. Well, it's kinda hard to find fresh seafood right smack in the middle of KL right? So, here's the place to come. That's why it's always freaking packed to the brim whenever i come to this place.
Me and the girlfy have been a big fan of this place actually. haha.

Yummy Garlic Prawns

The seafood here are all FRESH. I don't know where the hell they come from, but hey, it's fresh. Some of the most popular dishes are the Black Curry Crab, or something like that, and the Garlic Prawn. There are also other stuffs like squids, Sweet N' Sour Crab, those i-don't-know-what-they're-called clams, and many more.

Sweet n' Sour Crab, photo from external source

Basically, you come here and eat the seafood with the fried rice, which is also quite nice (it's just plain fried rice by the way, but it's nice). And the rest, is all the seafood. Even just eating the seafood without the rice is fine.
And occasionally, there will be some 'fire show' from the chef. You know, a huge streak of fire coming out of the pan. And everybody will be like "ooohhhhh" and "aaaahhhh".
Not to mention the sudden burst of heat.

What expression is that?

In terms of price, well, since it's fresh seafood, and in Bukit Bintang area as well, do bring extra cash. The average cost for me and the girlfy is close to a hundred bucks, and we didn't really order those expensive stuffs. But still, it's worth it. The last time i went there was a few weeks before puasa starts.
I'm sure there'll be a lot of people going to break their fast there.
It's suitable for the whole family, or with friends. People always come there in a large group. Like a reunion perhaps, or maybe some gathering?

The aftermath

Oh, and as a side note, don't sit too near to the chef or you might burn something. LOL

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