It doesn't take a fancy setting to serve awesome food. This Fish Head Noodle eatery is found at a place where we least expected.
We actually came across this place back in year 2018. The ordinary-looking Chinese eatery was unnamed back then, and it's still unnamed till this day, so we decided to address it to the nearest landmark - A Kuan Tee Temple just right opposite this eatery.
It really does require some effort to look for this place, if you're not all that familiar with Jalan Ipoh area. For the exact location, you can refer to the map attached below. Although being unassuming and not-at-all fancy, this place is particularly famous for its signature noodle dish - Claypot Fish Head Noodles and can be quite crowded during weekend lunch hours.
These are some photos from our first visit.
Although the place is well-known for Fish Head Noodles, we also find other noodle dishes very palatable. We always order Stir-Fried Tapioca Noodles（薯粉根）and/or Fried Rice Vermicelli with Stewed Pork（扣肉米粉）, which are outstanding too.
Served sizzling hot in a claypot, the fish head noodle here is a comforting delight. Customers can choose to have grouper fish or carp fish head chunks in the serving. The noodle is blessed with a robust mix of full-bodied milky broth. Together with other generous amount of ingredients, it's going to amaze you with its flavour. I particularly enjoy the yam slices served together in the claypot too, it gives an extra layer of texture and mouthfeel to the dish.
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If a serving of fish head noodle won't satisfy you, try ordering their Fried Rice Vermicelli with Stewed Pork. The rice vermicelli is cooked to perfect doneness, and after soaking up the flavoursome gravy from the stewed pork, every strand of vermicelli is savourily tasty. However, we do recommend eating fish head noodle first as this vermicelli dish can be more overpowering.
Personally, I also like Stir-Fried Tapioca Noodles here though I doubt this is the best place in town for this dish. The tapioca noodle is chewy and with the right amount of Chinese celery, chopped dried shrimps and sliced shiitake mushroom, it's appetising.
As mentioned earlier, the stall is located right opposite a Kuan Tee Temple. It's easier to notice the temple, due to its distinctive Chinese-influenced structure, from there, cross a road and you will find this humble eatery serving good food.
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Jalan Ipoh Fish Head Noodle @ Kuan Tee Temple
📍 Address: 23, Jalan Mangga, Jalan Ipoh, 51200 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
⏰ Opening Hours: 8AM - 4PM Daily, Close on Mondays
☎️ Phone: +60162980416
🚗 Parking: On-street parking available.
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Price: ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️