Deep-fried fish head, thick vermicelli, evaporated milk soup base cooked with fish bones, tomatoes, salted vegetables — these are some of the essential ingredients commonly found in a bowl of fish head noodles. And here are 7 Places To Savour Fish Head Noodles in Klang Valley, listed in alphabetical order.
1) Kaki Bola XO Fried Fish Head Noodle @ Taman Segar & Paramount Garden
At Kaki Bola XO, you can have your bowl of fish head noodles prepared two ways: XO sauce or shiong tong (superior soup) base. The former is what Kaki Bola XO is best known for — robust XO flavour enhanced with the milky taste of Carnation while the combination of tomatoes and salted vegetables balance the savoury fried fish head. Don’t worry if you find eating fish head a nuisance since they offer fish paste as an alternative. Other than XO and shiong tong flavours, you can find the spicier version of fish head noodles at their Paramount Garden branch in the form of tom yam base.
Address: No. 23, Jalan Manis 7, Taman Segar, 6 1/2 Miles, Jalan Cheras, Wilayah Persekutuan, 56100 Kuala Lumpur / No. 23, Jalan 20/14, Paramount Garden, 46100 Petaling Jaya, Selangor | Opening Hours: Daily 7.30 am to 10 pm (Taman Segar) / Mon-Fri 10 am to 3 pm & 6 pm to 10 pm / Sat-Sun 8 am to 3 pm & 6 pm to 10 pm (Paramount Garden) | Tel: 012-388 6629 (Taman Segar)
2) Moon Kee Fish Head and Seafood Noodles @ Seksyen 19, PJ
Moon Kee’s fish head noodles come in two versions, with one of them being a milky soup base featuring salted vegetables & tomatoes. But if you prefer a clear soup base, they have the Teochew style served with seaweed. Both of their soup bases are made from fish bones while you can opt for different types of fish including poached grouper slices or deep-fried threadfin (ma yau).
Address: 48, Jalan 19/13, Seksyen 19, 46400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor. | Opening Hours: Mon-Sat 10 am to 8 pm & Sun 9 am to 4 pm | Tel: 03-7954 1518
3) Norway Salmon Fish Head Noodles @ Jinjang Selatan
True to its name, here’s a place where you can enjoy fish head noodles that use Norwegian salmon head or fillet. Alternatively, you can opt for regular fish paste, fish cake, prawn or fishtail to go with your soup noodles. They have four soup bases in total: Original, Curry, Hot & Sour or Bittergourd. Go for the original since they use evaporated milk for the fishbone soup, which complements well with thick vermicelli and other ingredients such as preserved vegetables and tomatoes.
Address: G4, Jalan Jambu, Jinjang Selatan, 52000 Kuala Lumpur. | Opening Hours: Daily 8 am to 3.30 pm | Tel: 010-432 6867
4) Restoran Goon Wah @ Taman Kuchai Jaya
Located just opposite the KFC drive-thru in Kuchai Lama, Restoran Goon Wah specialises in serving Claypot XO Fish Head Noodles and Claypot Lou Shi Fun (silver needle noodles). But let’s settle with the first one instead — chewy and smooth vermicelli drenched with a sourish yet milky soup base with fried fish head, yam slices and tomatoes.
Address: G13, Jalan 3/115c, Taman Kuchai Jaya, 58200 Kuala Lumpur. | Opening Hours: Mon-Sat 7.45 am to 4 pm | Tel: 03-7982 0048
5) Soon Soon Pan Mee & Fish Head Noodle @ Damansara Perdana
Sure, Soon Soon’s main speciality lies with their pan mee dishes. But their fish head noodle selections are no slouch either, offering five different options ranging from fried ma yau (threadfin) fish head to water prawn fish head varieties. Each bowl comes with a delectable serving of evaporated milk soup base alongside tomato, salted vegetable and yam slices.
Address: 2, Jalan PJU 8/3a, Damansara Perdana, 47820 Petaling Jaya, Selangor. | Opening Hours: Daily 7.30 am to 5.30 pm
6) SS20 Fish Head Noodle @ Damansara Kim
SS20 Fish Head Noodle consists of three different types you can choose from — Haruan Fish, Soong Fish or Fish Paste. The first comes highly recommended, with flavourful haruan (snakehead) fish complementing the milky soup base and assorted ingredients like tomato and preserved vegetables. For the noodles, you can either opt for fine mee hoon, lai fun (thick rice noodles) or thick mee hoon.
Address: 28, Jalan SS 20/10, Damansara Kim, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor. | Opening Hours: Daily 10.30 am to 9.30 pm | Tel: 012-628 8896
7) Woo Pin Fish Head Noodles @ Various Locations
Ask any fish head noodles lover and most of them would recommend Woo Pin Fish Head Noodles. They have been around for decades since their original establishment at Cheras Flats. Today, Woo Pin Fish Head Noodles have expanded their territory in Klang Valley areas such as Taman Danau Desa and Sri Petaling. Part of what makes Woo Pin Fish Head Noodles such a sought-after place is their hearty combination of thick vermicelli and its flavourful milky soup base. It isn’t just the evaporated milk that gives the soup a syrupy kick but the way it is cooked with fish bones, tomatoes and salted vegetables altogether. You can order ether deep-fried garoupa fish fillet/head or simply go for their fish paste.