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Ever since the last time we went for Β fish head noodle at SS20, Kerol has kept saying that I should try the fish head noodle place at Taman Desa instead. Β 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 Β lot about.

woo pin fish head noodle
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.

Woo Pin fish head noodle at Taman Desa
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.

fish head noodle with evaporated milk, fish paste soup
fish head noodle and fish paste noodle, kerol, terence, horng

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.

map to Woo Pin fish head noodle at Taman Danau Desa

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.

Woo Pin Fish Head Noodle
Jalan 1/109F, Taman Danau Desa,
Kuala Lumpur

GPS: 3.09832, 101.686503
Tel: 012-201 3148

Discuss : KY eats – Woo Pin Fish Head Noodle at Taman Danau Desa

  1. foodcrazee

    did u ask what kind of fish they use? . . .its a very important ingredient . . .

  2. i still don’t like fish head noodles. i DONT

  3. Woo Pin Fish Head Noodle is nice.
    There is a branch at Kepong too.

  4. wah,…i was about to think to eat fish head noodle this weekend and walah, here comes ur entry bout it….nice

  5. Got my fix of fish head noodle at Win Soon in Kuchai Lama. Good stuffs…will give this one a try too since it’s nearby Cheras.

  6. Yeah I’ve tried this and the soup is nice. The downside, have to wait very long la! And I hate bones in my noodles…

  7. foodcrazee,
    There’s no choice, I think it must be the cheapest fish. :/


    Ooo never knew that. Thanks πŸ˜€

    Haha what a coincidence.

    yaa give it a try!

    The whole bones part… gahh, oh well, gotta work for your food!

  8. excelllent choice.. you got us salivating! love the soup sweet, sour, milky and full of coriander;)

  9. sooo many fish head noodles… take me to one ULTIMATE one! i know one that sells Salmon Fish Head meehoon. hmm~ πŸ˜›

  10. Jom, let’s go again there this weekend!!! hahaha πŸ˜€

  11. the name does ring a bell. woo pin fish head noodles not from Cheras?

  12. downing the fish head require skills and time πŸ™‚
    not a big fan of fish head until my wife converted me.. hahaha!!!
    I’d read about this place but don’t have the opportunity to go due to its location

  13. lotsofcravings

    decent version..parking is a pain in the neck though

  14. bla bla bla

    Dear J2Kfm,

    Woo Pin original shop in Cheras. Taman Danau Desa one is the branch.

  15. cumidanciki,
    Yess, slurpss!

    Tey Cindy,
    I think the salmon one would be at SS20!

    Hahaha please convince horny!

    Well bla bla bla answered you below πŸ˜‰

    Do it, now they’re open for all 3 meal times a day

    Yah taman danau desa’s parking situation is PITA.

    bla bla bla,
    Thanks! πŸ˜€

  16. there is one salmon fish head noodle in puchong.. tried this taman desa too.. not bad

  17. connie,
    oOo interesting, where exactly at puchong? @.@

  18. yummy! *pats tummy*

  19. Jess,
    Best. πŸ˜€

  20. Actually, their so-called maiden stall is located at Cheras.. It appeared in Ho Chiak before.. a year ago, it was even tastier and cheaper

  21. Hmm…it might be a good idea for eating establishments to start putting thumb tacks and nails into their food then. I heard it works wonders for Rant Casey’s mom. Her pies are always a hit. πŸ˜‰

  22. sim,
    Thanks for the info πŸ˜‰

    Huai Bin,
    Interesting concept isn’t it?

  23. SEDAP !!!!!!!!

  24. oh the salmon fish head noodle is just the same row with the recently popular axian dim sum… its at bandar puteri… jalan puteri 2/3 if not mistaken..

  25. agree with sim tat last time this tmn desa tasted better

  26. Bod,
    Oh yes!

    oO thanks! and every eatery that’s survived over the years will usually get the same comment that it was better before. πŸ™‚

  27. Oh I think there is one near South City Plaza also. Another branch I guess.

  28. KC,
    I’m not aware of that one tho

  29. Lyrical Lemongrass

    I like the fish head noodles here. Yum2! But my favourites are at Kuchai Lama. πŸ™‚

  30. Lyrical Lemongrass,
    oOo I gotta find that out then! πŸ˜€

  31. actually if you were to order the normal (non fried) version, you could actually request for fish slice instead. not entirely slice but its less bone and less hassle as compared to the heads. πŸ˜€ love their spinach with fish paste.

  32. Zee,
    oOO interesting, thanks for the tips!

  33. It is really nice!!! worth making an effort to go there and try πŸ™‚ but i won’t order the fried version again, too much bones!

  34. PY,
    I’m glad you like it. πŸ˜€

  35. My usual order would be Yee Mee + ‘Yu Wat’ cause I don’t like the plenty of fish bones…yeap by far the best Fish Head Noodle i’ve tried b4.

  36. Hi KY, is pls place pork free?

  37. Hai… i would like to know if this place is pork free. i like fish noodles but it kind of hard to find that is pork free…

    • Qyah: I believe it is pork free, but as with most Chinese hawker style establishment though, they don’t usually advertise it as such nor do they make an effort in obtaining Halal cert

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