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I first read about this Thai Fish Farm Restaurant from the post on Kim’s blog. It is a place hidden in the jungle of Hulu Langat, situated at the other end of Klang Valley from where we stay (if you can still consider Hulu Langat to be within Klang Valley), and less than a couple kilometers away from the famous “look-out point”.


grilled crabs, fresh vegetable, Thai Fish Farm Restaurant

It took us close to an hour’s drive to get to Hulu Langat from northern part of PJ on New Year’s day, partly due to the holiday’s heavy traffic, and partly the annoying rain.

It is advisable to go there with a car that has at least decent ground clearance as the last kilometer or so (from the turning off Jalan Hulu Langat KM 4) consist of unpaved road within the jungle.

It felt like we were smuggling contrabands in golden triangle than going for dinner, it was as remote as it was dodgy. Once we reached there, however, there were dozens of cars parked at the clearing and the place was full of people we had to wait over 20 minutes to secure a table.


Thai steamed siakap, vegetable, snail meat, omelete

For the 10 of us, we ordered seven crabs (we wanted more but they ran out!), two types of fish, squid, snails, vegetables, lamb, and vegetable. We ordered some rice to go with all these, and coconut drinks as well as some toddy with Guinness to complete the illusion of being on vacation since we were sitting on stilts by a body of water anyway.

The steamed siakap (barramundi) was delicious, the chili padi and garlic a Thai signature. Vegetable was super fresh, and the omelet, well were just omelet.

The snail meat though, was quite special. Fried in (most probably) curry paste/powder with lime leaf and long bean, it was chewy and flavorful. Tasted like a slightly harder version of escargot but with stronger taste, I liked it a lot.


grilled crab, squid with salted egg, salt grilled fish, grilled lamb

Dinner at Thai Fish Farm is not complete without some grilled crab. Like at Hing Ket in Kampung Jawa, the crab is grilled without any additional seasoning to preserve the original taste of the crustacean. They were not overly grilled and still rather juicy, was quite good to be honest.

The grilled lamb was alright, but I prefer the kampung jawa version. Squid with salted egg though, was a bit of a disappointment. Instead of having the squid fried with salted egg, the “salted egg sauce” was poured on separately, it was a bit weird and slimy, not something I’d order again.

The salt grilled fish is something that I have seen when I was in Thailand but never had the chance to give it a try. The fish, Tilapia in this case, is simply applied with generous amount of salt and grilled. While the fish meat, being Tilapia, was still quite tasteless, and this is where the salted fish skin comes in. Apply a little bit of fish skin and it goes so well with the meat, a rather interesting combination, no soya sauce needed.


kerol, FA, Kim, Gareth, Horng, Ruby, Suan, Eric, KY, Jac, and Terence (hidden)

The bill came up to slightly less than RM 40 per person including coconut juice for everyone (around RM 350+ in total if I’m not mistaken). A very satisfying dinner at exotic location at a decent price, and most importantly, with the company you want to be with. That, was a good new year dinner.

Address:
Restaurant Thai Fish Farm
Km 4, Jalan Ampang Hulu Langat,
68000 Ampang, Selangor

GPS: 3.130077, 101.803586
Tel: 017-251 5235, 019-260 6493

Discuss : Thai Fish Farm Restaurant at Hulu Langat

  1. Ahh.. I’m the 1st one.. :P
    well.. food not bad but the salted egg sotong not really great :P

  2. hi KY.. cool write up! c&c also checked out this place.. this is what it looks like in the light of day!

    http://cumidanciki.com/2009/09/vegi-fish-farm-hulu-langat-ampang/

    also, whilst this place was not expensive, the fish, for what is was especially the size, was a little overpriced. for a fish farm, the place below was far superior!

    http://cumidanciki.com/2009/11/kolam-77-restoran-sawadee-88-chan-sow-lin/

    cheers!

  3. food average but place is kinda different.

  4. sotong,
    yahh, didn’t like the salted egg sotong either.

    cumidanciki,
    Ooo thanks for the tips! :D

    myhorng,
    Some of the items were quite nice lor.

  5. looking for a seafood place…

    great tis time

  6. no problemo hamsum.. why never invite us to chiak witju.. chis :P

  7. Yah the ambience damn nice, very nice place to chill and drink some Guinness cham toddy :D

    The fish is great, the rest is so so only.

  8. nikel,
    Yahh! :D

    cumidanciki,
    I don’t even have ur number! lol

    ShaolinTiger,
    yah, definitely a nice place to chill, like a fake vacation.

  9. Wah KY, looks really good despite the distance. Didn’t know that there’s still things to eat after lookout point. Hmm, will make a trip there but don’t think so soon, coz my wife just delivered. Haha.

  10. Food is very normal, just the ambiance of the place is nice.

  11. JD,
    Ahh congratulations! :D

    Ong,
    Can’t disagree on that, though I like the snails :D

  12. KY, u shud read my post earlier ma, so u wont order the “salty egg sotong”… just kidding… hehee…

    http://atrica.blogspot.com/2009/11/fish-farm-thai-restaurant.html

  13. i wanna goooooooooo

  14. atrica,
    Hahah yah actually I had the squid before, but other friends wanted to order maa. ;)

    fietheelf,
    yaa la that day you MIA!

  15. Nice wor….I confirm going to try this place out!

  16. One plate of vegetable to fulfill the “vegetable quota eh”? Hehe :P

  17. So in conclusion that the food isn’t that worth it to drive all the way there for? This is by looking at the comments, especially from myhorng :P

  18. Victor Liew

    Place was great 2 years ago.

    Went there about 3 months ago, found the food not good at all and the price terribly expensive.

    Erratic? I don’t know. Or…

    Perhaps the owner of the property took over from the original Thais. Why I say that?

    2 years ago, only one English speaking waiter, now so many and the food not nice.

    Can’t beat the place for ambience though.

    Suggestion – go to Look Out point for desserts.

  19. Baked crabs looks good!

  20. This reminds me of the seafood restaurant in Banting/Carey island area. The restaurant was built on stilts. I remembered I saw ferries carrying vehicles across the water. My parents drank toddy. This was back in the 70s. I wonder if the restaurant is still around.

  21. Precious Pea,
    Make it happen :D

    Chef Mel,
    Hahaha yes! :P

    Mark Leo,
    Oh but it is, very nice ambiance and decent food for rather affordable price.

    Victor Liew,
    Weird, perhaps really erratic. We had a pretty good experience though. :)

    Huai Bin,
    Oh yess!

    Meng,
    Ooo interesting, I think I’ve been there before!

  22. wa nice!! quite near my place wee~~!!

  23. Y we nvr eat 2gthr dee…? :(

  24. Haze Long,
    Yes, if you can read maps :P

    Tey Cindy,
    Cos you never ajak me lor hehehe

  25. And yet I’m still contemplating on that Hing Ket visit. Aiks, but still … I think I’ll have an easier time location Hing Ket than this. ;)

  26. J2Kfm,
    Come on now don’t be afraid of adventures! :P

  27. oh la la look at the grilled crabs! But quite a drive… so far.

  28. haha.. what a coincidence.. was just planning about going there or nong & jimmy(ampang) tis sat before i visited here.. u’ve juz helped me decide..

  29. eiling,
    Just drive only! it’s not that far actually

    stephan,
    Haha, small world!

  30. good place, just need to be there bit early and go back bit early…if not you’ll missed the pot holes that peppered all over the damn blardy road !!!! i konk my rims ! sob..fml

  31. God,
    Hahaha don’t drive fast!

  32. bro..

    wahhh!..the crab looks Yummmy..besar gila! so, aku nak cuba lah nanti…

    but then..HALAL or not???..

    would appreciate it if next time, u could quote ‘Halal’ or non-halal restaurant…hehe

  33. che’burn,
    I think the place is pork free, not sure got halal certificate or not.

  34. […] the year, we started off with a great get-together brunch at Champs in BU Centrepoint. (and went to Hulu Langat Thai Fish Farm for dinner on the very same day […]

  35. Nice place… If go on weekend, do we need to call and reserve tables?

  36. melvyn,
    I think is advisable to do so. :D

  37. Fxxk the stupid boss eugene, I will never visit this place again… what a stupid service that u gave….!!!
    Nightmare….

  38. Simon,
    must have had a bad time? :S

  39. คิดถึงไทยฟิชฟาร์ม…อยากกลับมาจัง

  40. Do we get to catch our own food?

  41. Food oklah but I preffered more on the restaurant environment n fantastic place !!! :lol:

  42. Hei… I intend to bring some guest from S’pore to this place. Do you know if this restaurant is Halal?

    • Steven: I am not sure, I have a feeling that it is though.

      • KY

        Thanks… i’m sure they will enjoy the ambiance… if it’s non-halal, than i will just hv to bring them to look-out point. It will still be a great view for them, but i guess the food will not be just as nice… :)

  43. HI All like to check about this rest…it is halal food?i like to bring my team for dinner……

  44. hi guys, i like to check , this rest is halal ? since i like to bring my team for dinner….

    • Can only say that it is Pork Free. I have brought my Muslim friends there for dinner. If they are not particular, it should not be an issue.

    • VJ: yah, it is pork free, don’t think they display any halal certification tho

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