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I’ve always complained to Yuki that we hardly ever try new places for Sunday brunch, the usual suspects are always Jin Xuan dimsum, Nang Feng bak kut teh, Peng Heong paikuat rice, various ramen places, and a few selected kopitiam.

To shut me up, she brought us to Restoran Kari Kepala Ikan Tiga at Puchong the other day, as first recommended by her boss (who is an avid gastronomic adventurer)

Restoran Kari Kepala Ikan Tiga at Puchong (3rd branch)
Restoran Kari Kepala Ikan Tiga at Puchong (3rd branch)

While the name might suggest that this place serves fish head curry (which it does), the speciality dish here is actually the steamed fish with superior soup and a variety of accompanying seafood.

While not exactly a high end restaurant with cute interior design, Restoran Kari Kepala Ikan Tiga does offer air conditioned dining area with pretty decent hygiene and responsive staffs.

the epic steamed tilapia, emperor vege, muay choi pork
the epic steamed tilapia, emperor vege, muay choi pork

Our main dish was a rather huge steamed tilapia fish with superior soup (RM 72), accompanied by quite a lot of prawns, squid, and lala. The seafood is garnished by generous amount of finely chopped garlic and spring onion as well.

As a result of all those seafood, the rather concentrated superior soup tasted fantastic, it was super sweet and absolutely savoury. The fish tasted good, and the squid super fresh as well. By the way, you can also top up the soup ala bak kut teh style, but we felt that the first serving tasted better than the top-ups.

free jelly dessert at the end too, Kerol approves
free jelly dessert at the end too, Kerol approves

Other than the main dish, we also ordered a Vitamin C quota fulfiller dish that is the Emperor vegetable (RM 12), and a non-seafood dish in Mui Choy pork (RM 16). The vegetable was lovely, and the pork held its own as well.

With drinks and rice, the five of us spent RM 19 per person for this meal. Not the cheapest lunch options for sure, but one that I think offered decent value for what you get. I would have no problem to revisit.

map to restaurant kari kepala ikan, Puchong

Restoran Kari Kepala Ikan Tiga
No 19, Jalan BPU 2,
Bandar Puchong Utama,
47100 Puchong, Selangor
GPS2.993324, 101.620637
Tel: 016-288 2829 / 019–647 7941

Discuss : KY eats – Restoran Kari Kepala Ikan Tiga, Puchong

  1. The fish looks good! Emperor veggie is uncommon here in Penang, had once only so far, kinda like the texture though 🙂

  2. Where’s the kari kepala ikan?

  3. KY, that mui choy pork belly look like Hakka dish not sure. I sometime make at home.

  4. i like the presentation for the tilapia. it looks like it’s the king of the ocean, and the prawns are saluting it by the side! 😀

  5. That’s quite a feast for brunch.

  6. What – you went to a fish-head curry place and didn’t order that?? How can! I love fish-head curry.

    • Pureglutton: hahaha my kawan ajak wan mah, you can try the fish head curry then tell me 😛

  7. arrghhhh now you make me wanna visit this place!

  8. Cool, this brought back a few memories of my stay in Puchong, where I used to eat at the Restoran Kari Kepala Ikan Tiga almost daily. I had a lot of good food there, and I agree about the staff being responsive. The owner / boss was very cool and recommended some very tasty dishes. I’ll be back in KL soon and will revisit this restaurant for sure. Thanks for the nice write up. Great blog. Will bookmark.

    • Harald: interesting, puchong is certainly a place that’s booming in terms of population, and naturally, number of eateries.

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