KL has no shortage of places to enjoy late supper, but most of them are mamak stalls and restaurants. For a different experience, head to Fatty Bak Kut Teh & Fish Head restaurant at Old Klang road. This place is open until 4am in the morning and they serve some of the best steamed Song fish (carp) heads in Kuala Lumpur.
First time diners should definitely try their signature Heavenly Ginger Steamed Fish Head (RM33 – RM48/pc depending on size). The sauce used is a mixture of premium soy sauce, fish sauce and essence of chicken which gives it a unique flavor.
It’s so good and nutritious that customers usually drink it like a soup. Even for someone who prefers heavier tasting food, I found this to have the best flavor compared to the rest.
But if you are looking for something savory and spicy, you won’t go wrong with their Spicy Sauce or Fermented Black Beans flavor – both of them are equally appetizing to be enjoyed with rice.
The Spicy Sauce steamed fish tastes quite similar to Nyonya-style with a rich and aromatic flavor. It’s quite spicy too and may not be suitable for those who have low heat tolerance.
Besides steamed fish head, bak kut teh, hot or cold tofu with fried dried shrimps (highly recommended), yellow wine chicken with ginger and a couple of common Chinese dishes are also available.
The Bak Kut Teh’s soup is not as thick as what you’d get in Klang, but certainly delicious enough to be considered above-average. If you are ordering the Bak Kut Teh, get the pork tail as it’s considered a specialty here. For RM13/pax, the portion of meat you get is more than satisfying.
Fatty Bak Kut Teh & Fish Head (肥佬肉骨茶/蒸鱼)
5, Batu 4 1/2, Jalan Klang Lama, 58100 Kuala Lumpur
Hours: 6pm – 4am daily (closed on alternate Tuesdays)
Tel: 012-366 0035