Category: Pudu

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.

We came here because a friend was waxing lyrical about a fish head curry nearby to Sek Yuen. The restaurant's name "Kari...

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Curry Mee @ Restoran 168 Pudu, Kuala Lumpur KL

Pudu Plaza is the place to go whenever I need to service my camera. I always make it a point to go only in the morning because the traffic getting there could get really ugly after that. The newly renovated Pudu Plaza is surrounded with food and the great thing is most of them are within walking distance.

Curry-Mee

We have always noticed this particularly busy stall called 168 but it was only last weekend that we finally decided to give it a try. Looking at the food they sell, they appear to be a jack of all trades serving curry mee, wantan mee, BBQ meat rice and even porridge. One thing is clear though, and that is their curry mee is the most popular dish here because almost everyone orders it.

Pudu Plaza is the place to go whenever I need to service my camera. I always make it a point to go only in the morning b...

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Hung Kee Wantan Mee @ Jalan Loke Yew

If you travel along Jalan Loke Yew frequent enough you will notice Hung Kee restaurant, an old institution many claim to serve one of the best Wantan Mee in KL. Now that’s a claim I heartily disagree with. First of all, do know that your noodles are prepared by foreign workers (nothing personal against them, but you ought to know) while the locals only take down the orders.

Chili

For no reason, here’s a photo of wooden chopsticks.

Roast-Pork-Wantan-Mee

I find the roast pork here quite terrible, soggy and tastes somewhat old. The hand-made noodle on the other hand is not bad, thinner than the usual with a nice bouncy texture but honestly nothing fantastic.

If you travel along Jalan Loke Yew frequent enough you will notice Hung Kee restaurant, an old institution many claim to...

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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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