Fish Head Curry
Fish Head Curry, Curry Fish Head
Not long ago a reader suggested me to try Heun Kee Claypot Chicken Rice at Pudu. It is true that I haven’t blogged about a good claypot chicken rice for a long time so I guessed, why not. As it turns out, not only the recommendation was spot on, I was glad to find out that their claypot fish head curry is very delicious too.
Even though the smallest order is meant for 1 pax @ RM9, the portion is large enough to be shared comfortably between two people. Heun Kee does not skimp on the ingredients as you could see the rice is topped with generous amount of chicken meat and Chinese sausage. A small plate of salted fish is provided separately and mixed according to your own liking.
The unmistakable aroma of charcoal with a whiff of rice wine greets your senses as soon as the claypot hit the table – inviting you to dig in. Compared to the other claypot chicken rice I had previously, the notable difference for me is in the rice itself. Here, it is cooked to a light and fluffy texture so soft that you don’t need to dig hard to stir the ingredients around. The most savored part of the dish is no doubt the crispy part of the rice at the bottom of the claypot, which tastes extra flavorful but not burnt or hard.
Now, before you get the idea that this fish head curry restaurant belongs to the now-defunct Taiwanese boy band F4, let me just tell you they are not the owners. In fact, this popular restaurant used to operate at Chan Sao Lin before moving to Subang Jaya – not sure how long ago though. Like many of you I am also baffled at the name choice of “F4″ but I think we could all agree it is rather catchy and easy to remember lol. Like Brother Yat, F4 Fish Head Restaurant is pretty hidden within the Subang Jaya Industries Park, one of the least places you would expect to find good food.
Also, this is the place you would want to come as early as possible especially during weekends, as you can see the crowd could get really crazy even they are almost as big as a multipurpose hall.. Service during peak hour is not an issue because they are quite efficient, but finding any free tables could be a problem.
It was a rainy evening, which was also the best time to have something warm and spicy. If it came with soup, that’s even better! So, I searched the Internet for good food around Kepong and I came across this Fish Head Curry stall, Ho-HoBi in Desa Aman Puri. It had good reviews and was also featured in 8TV’s HoChak. I watched that particular episode online and decided to try it because it looked really good! Moreover, Desa Aman Puri is only 10 minutes away. So, there’s no reason not to go!
I posted an entry mentioning a very nice Curry Fish Head stall in [tag]Kepong[/tag] some months ago. Last weekend when I went to Cyberjaya to attend Siang Leng’s convocation, I had the opportunity to enjoy this delicious curry fish head again. This time, I managed to take some pictures of it!
“Delicious” 有余 [tag]Curry Fish Head[/tag] operates in a huge food court in Kepong called “Happy City” 快�?城. It is managed by 2 people, a man and a lady. I am not sure of their relationship, but I assume the lady is from China because she has “the slang” when speaking in Mandarin.
So far, every time I go to “Happy City”, the place is full. It has about 20-30 stalls and features a big projector screen showing Astro dramas. Parking is easily available and free just in front of the food court.
The smallest portion cost RM9 exclusive of rice. Although it looks little, it is enough for 2-3 people, costing only RM3-5 per person for a syok meal. Their Curry Fish Head is always cooked upon order, so you can be sured of its freshness. Look at the gravy which was boiling hot when delivered to our table.
The Curry Fish Head sold here uses pretty much the usual ingredients: Fish meat, taufu pok, ladies fingers and long beans. What I like the most is the really rich and thick gravy. The gravy was so nice that I can finish the plate of rice with it LOL. Definitely a must try!