KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 13 — If you’re in the Ampang area, check out this fish head noodles place located in Kuala Ampang.
The area is more popular for their seafood restaurants that open for lunch and dinner. However, this stall hidden inside a seafood restaurant serves their noodles for breakfast and lunch.
As there’s ample roadside parking, it also feels less hectic when you dine here.
If you prefer to not struggle with fish bones, they offer ‘yee wat’ done two ways with your noodles.
The,deep fried Song fish is incredibly fresh and tastes sweet.
This version of fish head noodles stands out for their fresh fish. You have a choice of bighead carp (Song fish), grouper and salmon. There’s also fish paste or yee wat, if you’re not the type who wants to wrestle with fish bones. Add ons like Fuzhou fish ball, meatball, yam, egg and fu chuk are also available.
The standard bowl of fish head noodles is RM12 where you get a mix of fried Song fish head and yee wat. Or you can customise your bowl to just be entirely of fried Song fish head.
What’s really enjoyable is the Song fish as the meat is firm and sweet. For my custom bowl of mee hoon, I had mixed in fried Song fish head and pieces of fresh grouper which set me back RM26. It’s a little pricey but the chunky slices of fresh grouper with its firm flesh and gelatinous bits was worth it.
The basic bowl of fish noodles for RM12 is served with fried fish head and ‘yee wat’.
You can also order salmon fish head here that is cooked upon order.
The stall is located at the outside area of the restaurant and operates for breakfast and lunch.
Here the broth does its supporting act well with cleaner flavours that allow the fish to shine like the stars. They add tomatoes and preserved cabbage but it just balances out the broth to make it not so fishy. You also get a touch of wine taste. Either get the original version or if you like a creamier taste, you can add milk.
What was interesting was their chilli sauce. The bright red sauce has a tangy, spicy kick quite similar to what is served with pan mee.
The yee wat seems to be popular with the kids as it’s shaped in a one bite portion. It’s made from a mix of tofu fish and saito fish hence it has a softer bite. You can order a minimum of 12 pieces with your bowl of noodles for RM12. As they have the deep fried version, I mixed both types. The fried version is definitely tastier compared to just the plain yee wat.
Apparently this stall has been around for about 14 years, where they co-exist with the seafood restaurant. As there are ample seats albeit bigger tables since the seafood restaurant caters more for families, it’s a pleasant atmosphere to dine in.
There’s ample seating at the restaurant.
The restaurant is just off the highway and hidden inside the residential area.
Most of their customers are regulars since it’s not publicised much on social media, except for a red banner with Chinese words at the restaurant.
Fish Head Stall, May Mey Gourmet Seafood Restaurant, 2, Lorong Awan 6, Kuala Ampang, Ampang, Kuala Lumpur. Open:8am to 2.30pm. Closed every second Wednesday of the month (They last closed on January 4). Tel:012-6439733.
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