Saturday, October 13, 2007

Tao Xiang Fish Head Noodle, TAR Road

A short hiatus from my Sabah trip posts ..

A Tuesday last month had lunch with Food4Thot. SC brought me to a famous fish head noodle at a lane off Tunku Abdul Rahman Road. We took the Putra Line train and got off at Sultan Ismail station.Then we proceeded to walk in our office wear.Yup, mid noon stroll in heels. (@.@)” Lucky us the sun was rather kind and both of us were in a chatty mood (not that this is rare) so it was all good.

There, the famous shop.This was our single order for 2 pax.The fingers burning claypot filled with boiling broth contained broad vermicelli laden with pre-fried fish pieces, cubed yam, clams (lalas), white beancurd, tomato slices and beancurd sheets.The proprietors made no secret that Ideal evaporated milk and dashes of the gourmet Chinese cooking wine, Shao Tsing Hua Tiao Chiew was added to the broth. Cans and bottles of these were displayed prominently in its cooking area.Tastewise, I felt it was nothing to shout about. On the other hand, it could be due to my sensitivity towards fishy smells. Even though deepfried, there was no escaping my nostril and tastebuds. Nevertheless I did manage to take a few bites as sympathetic sc took it upon herself to choose and pass me the pieces with least smells. Wonder if they will look at me funny if I ask them to hold the fish and pile up on the yam and clams instead when I next visit.

We found that our order can actually satisfy 3 medium eaters. We cannot finish the noodle but spooned dry (should it be spoon dried?) the tasty broth.
We happily split the bill: RM10 (and that included 2 glasses of iced Chinese Tea). This is worth shouting.

Location : Presenting a broad daylight hijack from here.

Sadly though, like mentioned in SC's post, I was real thirsty after the meal. (-_-)

Note:
Odd but I just can't sleep in today. Was wide awake at 6am! 6am! Can't remember the last time this happened without reason. Today is Syawal 1st. Muslims celebrates the first day of Raya. Maybe I am just as excited as they are? Afterall, we Malaysians no matter what gender, religion, colour, height, weight, size celebrate with (what else) f o o d.

Happy Raya & safe holiday to all!

17 comments:

Big Boys Oven said...

it is not easy to eat fish noodle isfhy or muddy. hope you able to find a good one soon and let us know.

Firehorse said...

Hi Hi tummythoz, miss ya so I bling one cup of cham for you :)

sc said...

wow woman..6 am! so early and it's holidays some more ;p. sorry you didnt enjoy the fish noodles that day; we'll go and eat chilli crab another day, okies? that one confirm no fishy smell..hehehe

New Kid on the Blog said...

6am?? you ok ah??? me only got up at 9am!! :)

Tummythoz said...

big boys oven, think it's just me as heard the other patrons come in droves.

firehorse, so kind-lar u. I've been hanging round your kopitiam but a bit bc. Oni got time to 'pak-pau', cannot chat. Will drop by to catch-up aka k-poh soon.

sc, I'll get my big bib ready and of course train up my hammering skills!

new kid on the blog, well, at least today seems long.

Fezzaboy said...

yup. nothing beats an early day up... looks interesting.... but under our weather, think i'll sweat BIIIIG time....

Lyrical Lemongrass said...

wah, respect la...i hate walking around town in high heels wan.

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

watever it is..its dman good to me haha..n i m missing it big time!..they also serve a decent bak kut teh as well..

teckiee said...

eh woman, near my place in Kelana Jaya got one above average one... if you are around the area give me a buss..will bring you there.

MeiyeN said...

absolutely lovely! wonder if they open on weekends? don't thin i will have da chance to hop over on weekdays... :(

team bsg said...

the bowl seems a bit lacking in soup ? if u r used to having marine products with that proof % thing then normally will taste fishy unless its fried ! then also in hot sun high heels backlane maybe the whole thing a bit loose ? no ?...then man co a bit missing...

Judy said...

Evaporated milk in the stock? Interesting.

Precious Pea said...

I didn't know fish head beehoon can add yams and clams and beancurd sheets. Hahaha..i think if for me, i will also request for no fish head but more on other condiments.

Christy said...

Ooo...fish head noodles...but guess famous places always dorn more ajinomoto too...hence the thirst after your meal:p

jason said...

Emm... that's what I scare of. Fishy smell :(

Tummythoz said...

fezzaboy, we do live in a different world. U a morning person. Me *yawn*.

lyrical lemongrass, once a while ok but of course still need early notification to wear 'more appropriate' heels. Many pair of shoes rox!

Njoe, u sound like a regular. Can answer meiyen's enquiry whether it's opened during weekends?

teckiee, TQ in advance!

meiyen, hope NJoe can help..

team bsg, your 'high heels in backlane .. loose' statement sounds fishy (yes, pun very much intended)

judy, this is not new in KL. In early days I thot it was due to the long boiled fish stock. =P

Tummythoz said...

precious pea, d additions were really quite nice. I do wonder if such request was made before. Err fishhead noodle but no fish pls.

christy, it is quite sad, don't u think?

jason, yalor. I find most Chinese wedding dinners serving steamed fish dish usually have strong smells. What about you?

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