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While curry may be originated from Indian cuisine, here in Malaysia, the local Chinese has since adopted many of the same spices and cooking methods and embraced the dish as their own. Of many curry dishes out there, one of my favorites has got to be fish head curry, one of those dishes that may raise an eyebrow or two if you try to describe it to Westerners.

One of the many restaurants that can cook up a pretty awesome curry fish head is Ah Lye Curry Fish Head at Subang SS19.

Ah Lye Curry Fish Head with the gang
Ah Lye Curry Fish Head with the gang

Nestled within the housing area of SS19 in Subang Jaya, Ah Lye is one of those old school type of “tai chao” restaurant that has embraced the fact that Malaysian weather and dinner is sometimes not the best combination, hence the place is equipped with air conditioning, albeit with otherwise very basic set up.

Parking is quite a straight forward affair as well since it is not a busy commercial area like other shop lots areas in Subang.

curry fish head, asam prawn, fuyung egg
curry fish head, asam prawn, fuyung egg

It was a dinner for 7 pax, and we naturally ordered 6 dishes to share around.

The claypot curry fish head was definitely on point. Loaded with generous amount of okra, brinjal, and fish head, it reminds me of the Nyonya version that mom used to (and still) makes. I love it.

The asam prawn here is quite proper as well, with thick soya sauce covering those pretty decent size prawns. It would have been perfect if they make it slightly more charred.

Fuyong egg provided even more seafood on our third dish with bounty from the sea, if you have a history with gout, this may not be the most healthy diet.

fried tofu skin, namyu pork, vege
fried tofu skin, namyu pork, vege

Stuffed tofu skin and fried namyu pork provided some differing texture to our dinner, they were crunchy as they are savory, goes well with steamed rice.

Of course, we always have a vegetable dish to provide a bit of balance to the whole menu, choy sum served this purpose well in this case.

Expect to spend around RM 20-30 per pax here, and it will be well worth it.

map to Ah Lye curry fish head, Subang Jaya

Address:
Ah Lye Curry Fish Head
No. 28, Jalan SS19/1G,
47500, Subang Jaya, Selangor
GPS: 3.075912, 101.575388
Tel03-5638 0468

Discuss : KY eats – Ah Lye Curry Fish Head, Subang Jaya

  1. My low carbo diet will always ruined by curry fish head during dinner time ~>_<~

  2. Been here, done that! Pretty good stuff and mighty popular, that time I went. There were people waiting outside!

  3. Oh, I do love curry fish head…Chinese style. You’ve ordered everything I like…fried tofu skin, nam yue pork, assam prawns, foo yong tan…yum, yum! 😉

  4. KY, assam prawns is one dish I would like very much rich dark color great with rice. Fried tofu also. Too bad no restaurats in San Francisco have it yet but would recipes on certain dishes to try to make not same as restaurants you have.

  5. kekeke rosberg

    nice home cook style tai chao place

  6. It’s been a while since I’ve had fish head curry.

  7. I’ve been staying in Subang area for years but never knew there is one Chinese restaurant there in SS19. Thank you for introducing. I will surely pay a visit there.

    • PY: glad to be of help 😀

      • I brought my family to the restaurant and tried the claypot curry fish head and fried namyu pork. It’s nice! I will definitely bring my family for the 2nd time to try out other dishes. TQ KY….

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