Saturday, December 05, 2009

Fish Head Mee Hoon - Jln Ipoh.

Another one of those hidden-but-serves-good-food entry here. Only discovered this place a couple of weeks ago thanks to my wife and Uncle Jerry. On a typical Sunday afternoon, i would've said NO by default for lunch in an open area without air condition. This, however was rather recent and with all the rain you could ask for the entire 2009, the weekends have been pretty cloudy and cool. This place is located along Jln Ipoh, somewhat behind the old Low Yat Building. I'll try to direct you guys there in plain and simple English at the end of this post, but first let's see what this place is famous for.

1) Fish Head Mee Hoon - This one was served with tangy and fresh fish balls, fish paste, bean curd skins, yam pieces and deep fried fish - the main element behind this dish. Gladly, the noodles used were the thick ones, my favourite. The soup was pretty good, sour and milky though i'd prefer a lil' more milk to thicken it.

2) Stir Fried "Pak Kor" or "Nin Kou" with dried shrimps - Quite good, but at times the Pak Kor is a tad too chewy to my liking. Ingredients are first class - fresh prawns with sweet & juicy cabbage.

3) Thai style Tofu - I guess you can get this dish and almost any restaurant but the tofu here is fresh, fried to perfection, topped with freshly minced groundnuts and the usual sweet Thai chili sauce.
3) Stir Fried Pan Mee - much better than the one in Old Klang Road behind Pearl Point. Texture is precisely the way i like it, neither soft nor hard on the extreme ends and is tastes pretty good, although it's uncanningly similar to the Fried Pak Kor. Choose either one unless you have a group of no less than 5 per table.
4) Longan and Loh Huon Kor... forgive my Canto translation, I believe you know what this is.. Chances are they boil this themselves and it's not overly sweet. So you need not order the "kurang manis" version.To get here, get on to the Bulatan Segambut from KL, take the 3 o'clock turn and head straight past the Ho Ho Steamboat Restaurant / Jln Ipoh Yong Tau Foo bungalow.

As the road turns left, take the immediate right, to make a U-turn. Keep right and upon seeing the first set of traffic lights, turn right whereby the old Low Yat Building is on your right.

Head in for 50 metres or so and lookout for Jalan Mangga on your right, of which you'll see a sign that leads you to a temple. Once you turned right, you'll see the restaurant on your right and a huge temple on your left.

I like this place, the food's good and the view is pretty nice, with some landscapes done by the temple on both sides of the road, with a river like drain running through it with no nasty views thus far.
MY tummy's verdict: 8.4/10

19 comments:

SimpleGirl said...

wow, yummy food....nowadays not easy to get nin kou every where....i love it! fried pan mee also look very appetizing!

worldwindows said...

The tofu bakar with peanuts topping who can resist? And the Pak Kor has being a long time coming. Yum.

550ml jar of faith @minchow said...

Yay! Another fish head noodles haunt for me! I like mine without milk, and with plenty of yam! Think I'll struggle a bit with the directions but will definitely give it a go!

pang said...

Piping hot claypot fish head noodle (thick meehoon) with lotsa yam.Tried em a few years back. Similar 2 Goon Wah's version (jalan Klang lama)wif yam n aromatic chinese cooking wine. D temple is "kwan Dai Meu" place of worship for Chinese god of war-deity-Kwan Dai.

Fezzaboy said...

Yes, to me this one tastes slightly better than Goon Wah's.

thenomadGourmand said...

whoa,.even better than Goon Wah's & Soon Lei's! Must try!
and u gave very clear instructions! Thks!

J2Kfm said...

Plus point about KL style fish head meehoon, the MILK! Oooh, lovely luscious and creamy milk broth.

CUMI & CIKI said...

looks damn good man. Creamy and thick.. i also like it sour! (not many places put enough hamchoi)

Little Inbox said...

The food looks tempting, especially the fish bee hoon.

backStreetGluttons said...

Normally a wife's recommendation cannot be wrong ! But then again...hehe
the noodles & thick sauce looks savory

Nic (KHKL) said...

*gasp* i lived around jalan ipoh all my life and i'm not aware of it's existence!! must make it a point to find this place!

Fezzaboy said...

Well, same here, i've only discovered Goon Wah lately after grwoing up in Happy Gdn/United Garden for 32 years.

If only they had some fried pork lard pieces in the fish head noodle.

mimid3vils said...

just like what Nic said, I live around there also but never know this place, haha!!!

Life for Beginners said...

I'm a fan of Jalan Ipoh but this place is sorta new to me too. Big thumbs up for all the dishes reviewed. Sounds like a perfect place for a weekend lunch! :)

Fezzaboy said...

DEspite its shack like construction, it isn't too hot coz they run water sprays on the roof.

Selba said...

Seriously... I want to try all the food! Everything looks so delicious especially the fish head mee hoon.

Lil' Monsters, Inc. said...

Why u never take us one??? I love fish head bee hoon!

shy kitchen said...

Hi Fezzaboy,

First time to your blog. All the food listed here are so tempting. Never knew this place yet staying quite nearby. BTW, what time is the operating hours? Can't wait to try.....

Fezzaboy said...

I'm not sure.. but to be safe, lunch time is always the best time to be there... they are open during weekends too.

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