Best Grilled Fish (Ikan Bakar) in Penang

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Ikan bakar, otherwise known as grilled fish in English is an amazing dish to say the least. There are so many ways in which a grilled fish can be executed and all of them has their own distinct taste and flavour profile. There are also numerous amount of sauces used to compliment the deliciously crispy and moist fish, which goes by sweet, sour, savoury, spicy and well, all of them combined. Which is why we're here to give you a list of the best grilled fish (or ikan bakar) in Penang.

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    Ikan Panggang Stall @ Song River, Gurney DrivePork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21Alco free 9fb1f2c65edc2c1eaf4e8b24402d108dd33cc2bc71f0fb0022a54c3c390a66c8

    The stall at Song River isn't a 'ikan bakar' place per se, but it is quite similar. Guests will be able to choose from 3-4 types of fishes and the desired one will be pan-grilled. Topped with their special homemade sauce that permeates the scent of belacan, fermented beans, soy sauce and various other addictive elements, it's a treat to say the least. Go ahead, order more two or three plates together with a couple of drinks and enjoy yourselves. 


    Do come early and prepare to wait about 30 minutes on average for an order.

    Things to expect

    Limited amount of items and a food-court setting.

    Best with

    Cuttlefish with Kangkung, BBQ Chicken wings and watermelon juice.


    RM5.00 to RM25.00

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    Song River, Gurney Drive View restaurant

    Song River Cafe, 65 Persiaran Gurney,, 10300, Georgetown, Penang
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