Ever since the last time we went for fish head noodle at SS20, Kerol has kept saying that I should try the fish head noodle place at Taman Desa instead. After a few rounds of Kerol cajoling Horng (who doesn’t like fish head noodle), we finally find our way to Taman Desa a couple weekends ago to try out Woo Pin fish head noodle that I’ve heard and read quite a lot about.
no nonsense fish head noodle with meehun
At Woo Pin, they concentrate only on fish head & fish paste noodle/yee mee. You have either normal or deep fried fish head with meehun or yee mee, fish paste with the same two choices of noodle, or fish paste/fish head soup.
3 types of ingredients, 2 types of noodles, or without any noodle. That makes 9 different combinations, that’s it. No different types of fish, fish balls, or even fish fillets.
restaurant says A ONE steamboat but now it’s fish head day and night
We ordered a big bowl of fish head noodle for each person, with another big portion of fish paste soup to share (small RM 6.50, big RM 8). Food took a little while to be served even though they have plenty of workers in the kitchen, the place is simply packed the whole time we were there.
While fish head noodle around Klang Valley is usually served with evaporated milk, you can opt out and have it with clear soup. Personally I usually prefer the latter, but for this session I had it the way how most people around here would.
The big portion was huge, with plenty of deep fried fish head, meehun, tomato, preserved vegetable, green onion, a bit of cilantro, fried shallots, and all the other things you’d normally find in a bowl of good old fashion fish head noodle.
The soup was sweet and definitely worthy of the reputation this place has garnered over the years. As for the fish, well, they’re good but filled with plenty of bones.
I read from Chuck Palaniuk’s RANT that when there’s so much hazard in food that makes you have to eat so ever slow and carefully, it tends to bring out the full flavor as opposed to gobbling everything down without tasting much of anything. I think that certainly make sense in this case.
This is one of the places I could go again for a bowl of good fish head noodle, perhaps to try the version without evaporated milk next time. It’s even more convenient now that they’re open from 7:30am to 10pm at night. If you haven’t gone there yet due to the fact that you can’t wake up before 2pm on weekends, now there isn’t an excuse.