Saturday, February 05, 2005

My Favourite Fish Head Noodles

I have an unhealthy Saturday afternoon ritual. On just about every Saturday myself and my girlfriend Siew Toh will head down to Jalan Tiong Nam in Chow Kit, Kuala Lumpur to enjoy some delicious Claypot Fish Head Noodles. I mentioned unhealthy because I don't think this dish is a very healthy dish. Enjoy a picture of the delicious Fish Head Noodle... yum yum.... hehe.

The phone camera does not do this dish any justice!

Raw garlic and chillies are it's perfect compliment.

If you're not already familiar with the dish, Fish Head Noodle is basically noodles ( this is usually rice vermicelli or better known as bee hoon ) with soup plus evaporated milk and is always served with a healthy dosage of fried fish meat ( presumably from the head area ).

As far as I know this restaurant has no name and you're not going to see it from any main roads. It's a little difficult for me to describe the location as I'm very bad with roads so I won't bother except to say that it's located in one of the back lanes nearby the shopping complex previously known as Yaohan The Mall.

The Fish Head Noodle served in this place is the best you are likely to find. Their version of the dish is quite different from the common one. First of all it is cooked and served in a claypot. As any gourmet can tell you anything that's cooked in a claypot simply tastes better :)

Secondly the noodles used are thick rice vermicelli. You can order this dish with the usual thin rice vermicelli but I prefer not to as thin vermicelli has the tendency to "pollute" the taste of anything it's cooked with.

Thirdly the dish is cooked with numerous other ingredients and believe you me the ingredients blend together to produce a heavenly taste. These include the aforementioned fried fish meat, fish balls, lala ( a kind of clam like creature only smaller and much cheaper ), yam, ginger, tomato and cabbage.

Well worth it for about RM5 per person including some chinese tea. Avoid having the garlic if you don't want your breath to stink. Trust me it will stink for the whole day!

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