Goon Wah XO Fish Head Noodle @ Kuchai Lama

By JD

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Kuchai Lama nowadays is famed for having numerous eateries, some special in it’s own way like Win Soon Fish Head Noodle and Fu Lai Dim Sum. 2 weeks back while I was driving back to my office, I took a detour here to locate a Fish Head Noodle shop that’s been posted by a few FB friends, since it’s lunch time anyways.

The restaurant only operates on weekdays as they are also a food caterer during the weekends, I was there about 11-ish, and the place is almost full. I quickly find myself a spot at the very end and order what’s famous there, which is the XO Fish Head Noodle.

First time being here, I was puzzled why do they give me a bowl because normally you’ll just eat it off the bowl right? The chili that’s serve is different from others with the lack of sambal belacan, but still packs a punch.

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Barley with Bean Curd (Fu Chuk Yi Mai) to drench the thirst.

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I’m seated at the edge of the restaurant, with numerous tables being reserved for the lunch crowd.

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By the time my pot of Fish Head Noodle was served, I knew why they gave me a bowl, because you can easily feed 2 person with it. It’s somewhat different from the normal ones that I’ve eaten before, the soup is sour and almost taste like a non spicy version of Assam Laksa. The noodles are thicker than the normal vermicelli (mihun) and it comes with a generous portion of fish head, as well as bits of Ham Choy (Pickled Mustard Cabbage) with tomatoes and bean curd. There’s also a few slices of yam, which is a good addition to the noodles.

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Taste wise, it’s quite refreshing since the soup is a bit sourish, although I didn’t really tasted the XO or anything in the soup. The portion is definitely big enough for 2 person, and I noticed that the place do serve other dishes as well such as Guiness Chicken Wings, Claypot Loh Shue Fun and a few others but I guess I will ask a few friends to come along if I wanted to give it a try. The whole meal costs RM16.50 which is alright for a pot of XO infused Fish Head Noodle, too bad they don’t open on weekends, if not I can drop by again with May and the kids. Well I guess for now, I would have to find someone who’s free on weekdays to try the other dishes that it’s famous for.

Goon Wah XO Fish Head Noodle
G13 Jalan 3/115C
Block KP2 Taman Kuchai Jaya
Off Jalan Kuchai Lama
58200 Kuala Lumpur
Tel No : 03-7982 0048
Opening Hours : Monday till Friday, Closed on Weekends

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Food Blog by: Goon Wah XO Fish Head Noodle @ Kuchai Lama

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