Category: Fish Head Curry

Bangsar Fish Head Corner @ Lucky Garden, Bangsar

Bangsar Fish Head Corner is a food stall at Lucky Garden that commands a large customer base thanks to two of their signature dishes: fish head curry and mamak-style fried chicken.
They are extremely busy especially during lunch hours and a long queue is a normal sight. Luckily the service is quick so the line moves fairly quick. The aroma of seasoning and spices immediately hits you before you even reach the stall. Batches and batches of chicken are fried non-stop to cater to the crowd.

Curry Rice

Fried Fish

In addition to fish head curry and fried chicken, there are also fried ikan kembung, squid and simple vegetable dish such as bean sprouts. If unspecified, teh o ais will be served as the default beverage. Among the dishes we had, the fried chicken simply has to come up tops because the rest were nothing too spectacular.
Although the fried chicken looks kind of dry, it was surprisingly juicy on the inside and the spice marinade really made the difference. It was fragrant with the right balance of seasoning (some come off too salty).

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Fish Head Curry @ Restoran Kari Kepala Ikan (Jalan Pudu), KL

We came here because a friend was waxing lyrical about a fish head curry nearby to Sek Yuen. The restaurant’s name “Kari Kepala Ikan (Jalan Pudu)” is simple, but the tagline says it all – Fish Head Curry is indeed a favourite food of Malaysians.

Fish-Head-Curry

The curry here is prepared the Chinese-style, which means the gravy is thicker with coconut milk, aromatic and the taste inclines to savoury sweet with a spiciness instead of hot and sour. And as per the standard across most of the FHC restaurants, the firm and fleshy grouper head is used.
At RM30 per serving like this, I think the price is quite high and it’s the main gripe I have. In places like Kepong and Puchong, you could easily get a significantly larger portion for RM25 or less. As for the taste, I thought it somewhat met expectations and the fish head given was fresh. But overall it was hardly anything impressive considering the intense competition of FHC in KL.

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Heun Kee Charcoal Claypot Chicken Rice @ Jalan Yew, Pudu

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.

Heun-Kee-Claypot-Chicken-Rice

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.

Claypot-Chicken-Rice

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.

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...

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F4 Fish Head Restaurant @ USJ, Subang Jaya

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.

f4-full-house

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.

Now, before you get the idea that this fish head curry restaurant belongs to the now-defunct Taiwanese boy band F4, let...

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