When it concerns seafood, oysters are definitely considered to be one of the more luxurious picks out there. Packed with nutrients like zinc, vitamin D, copper, and magnesium, they are low in calories, and can be eaten raw or cooked, making them super versatile. And yummy, of course.
Some prefer to swallow them whole and others will chew to bring out the flavours of the oysters, but one thing is for certain, they’re an acquired taste.
Not the easiest of seafood to enjoy (we’re also looking at you, crabs), they’re certainly worth the effort. And if you think eating these tasty molluscs means bursting your budget, the affordable places we’ve listed will prove you wrong. From as low as RM3.80 per oyster, you’ll get fresh crustacean treats to satisfy your seafood cravings at these stalls.
1. Ainol Kerang Bakar 223, Gerai Selera Jaya, Selangor
Locals within the area will rave about Ainol Kerang Bakar 223 for their reasonably-priced oysters where RM8 will get you a pretty decent-sized one. The special condiments offered at this stall also makes eating them that much more enjoyable, and if you’re the adventurous type, give their grilled horseshoe crab a go.
Address: Medan Selera, 223 Jalan 51A/227, 46100 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Contact: +6011 2815 2249
2. Aroi Street Food, Selangor
This hidden gem in Ampang serves up some fresh oysters that will have you ordering seconds and maybe even thirds. At RM15, you can cop yourself medium-sized pieces, which in comparison to some places in town, is a steal! They’re also famous for their seafood platter that can be enjoyed as a group. Served raw, you can accompany your bites with three different condiments and vegetables too!
Address: No 48, 1 Jalan Putra Sulaiman, Taman Putra Sulaiman, 68000 Ampang, Selangor
Contact: +6018 984 2202
3. Bakau Hijau Farm, Kedah
If you’re wondering what incredibly fresh oysters tastes like, then head over to Bakau Hijau Farm, an oyster cultivation farm. At this family-run farm, over 10,000 oysters are being cultivated. Don’t just come here to simply feast, but also to feed the mind with knowledge on the culturing process of this delicacy. A small piece will only set you back RM5, while a large one will cost you RM10 each,. You can enjoy these succulent molluscs with special condiments.
Address: Bakau Hijau, Kampung Pengkalan Langgar (PL2), Mukim Bujang, 08100 Bedong, Kedah
Contact: +6011 6323 9199
4. Jom Santai Corner, Johor
Clueless on where to go for fresh and affordable oysters while in Johor? Check out the humble Jom Santai Corner. Fresh as they come, your crustacean cravings will be satiated here. Have your oysters with a spritz of lemon or douse some spicy sauce over them for some heat; RM35 will get you five pieces and we say that’s a pretty good price tag!
Address: Kampung Parit Bunga, 84400 Muar, Johor
Contact: +6019 669 6522
5. Penang Oyster Farm, Penang
Notably one of the biggest in the country, Penang Oyster Farm cultivates over 10 million seeds annually. That’s a whole lotta oysters! Much like Bakau Hijau Farm, this agrotourism spot in Balik Pulau teaches its guests on the processes of growing oysters. If this is something that piques your interest, be sure to make a booking as it’s required.
Address: Lot 609, Mukim 7, Pulau Betong, 11010 Balik Pulau, Penang
Contact: +6012 422 6666
6. Dino’s Thai Food Restaurant, Kuala Lumpur
Looking for oysters in the heart of Kuala Lumpur? Check out Dino’s Thai Food. While they don’t exactly specialise solely on oysters, they do have some tasty ones on the menu. And the molluscs are mad fresh too! Slightly steeper in price compared to the rest on this list, and we assume mainly due to its location, they’re still worth ordering! We can’t promise you won’t crave for more.
Address: 34, Jalan Alor, Bukit Bintang, 50200 Kuala Lumpur
Contact: +6011 3109 2542
7. Giler Ketam Rimba Ampang, Selangor
Much like most oyster stalls in this list, you’ll get delicious, fresh oysters here. RM30 will get you a set of four raw oysters that are juicy and will have you ordering another plate. Want something richer? Opt for the Four Baked Cheese Oysters, packed with nutrients and flavour.
Address: Jalan Wangsa 9, Taman Wangsa Ukay, 68000 Ampang, Selangor
Contact: +6016 950 8617
8. Asam Pedas Pak Ndak, Johor
Are you ready for a steal of a deal? Asam Pedas Pak Ndak offers a platter of 10 fresh oysters at only RM38! Are we right or are we right? Another worthy spot to check out when in Johor, even the biggest of oyster cravings can be satisfied here. Do as the Johoreans would and splash plenty of spicy soy sauce over your fresh wild oyster. And while you’re here, order up their speciality — oyster in asam pedas sauce.
Address: Pengkalan, Kampung Parit Tiram, Jalan Exit, Jalan Salleh, 84000 Muar, Johor
Contact: +6013 775 5989