Joe's Indian Curry Fish Head, it is actually a stall selling economy rice in the afternoon but it will takes special order of their curry fish head, Indian style. It's been in the business for 30 years, which I patroned since I was just in primary. Why? It's because Uncle Joe as I called him since 10 year old, rented a stall in my parents then kopitiam in Kepong Baru. Most of my lunch then is eating very nice dishes prepared by Auntie Joe for their economy rice. Once a week, my dad will order a curry fish head from Uncle Joe and I get to enjoy this Indian curry fish head that is quite different from a typical Chinese made curry fish head which has overload of santan (coconut milk).
Recently, their daughter-in-law expanded the business by doing business till dinner time too and renovated the zinc shop to be brighter. There's also a logo now to marked their famous Indian Curry Fish head at their shop's signboard. So, a few days ago I brought my colleague and her girlfriend to have dinner here. It's a surprise that they haven't heard of this eatery before even though they both stayed in Kepong Baru for quite long already.
Nicole recommended Red Snapper fish head for the curry that night, sour vegetable and fried chicken wings. Only three dishes? Well, the fish head is not your small portion claypot type of curry fish head.
I know the presentation might not look good but the important thing is that it taste good. The fried chicken wings is done just right, crispy and yet the meat is still juicy. My colleague and his girlfriend say that the taste here feel like home cooking. I concurred.
The sour vegetable is very appetizing. Not too sourish and has a tinge of spiciness from the dried chilis. There are also the chicken legs, it's not complete without those legs.
The main attraction is of course the Indian curry fish head. Usually, I like to take Mackerel as Uncle Joe always make his curry fish head with Mackerel. Since Nicole told us that the Red Snapper is very fresh, so we took her heeds.
Ah, the curry fish head loaded with condiments like ladyfingers, eggplants and dried bean curds. The aroma from the curry is what makes Uncle Joe's Indian curry fish head so good. It's their own blend of curry. It also has a bit of sourish taste just to make you feel more appetizing when eating fish. Only a bit of santan (coconut milk) is used so that it will not over power the fish. Nicole told me she planned to changed to fresh milk later for those health conscious customers.
Evidence of how much I love the curry fish head. Too bad my colleague and her girlfriend doesn't know that fabulous taste and texture of the fish lips, fish eyes and fish brain.
The picture really doesn't do justice to the dishes. I only have my Nokia E7 with me at that time. So sorry for the picture quality. Remember to order their Pandan leafs infused water too cool down after a hot meal. It's so refreshing.
Not to worry if fish is not your cup of tea because there are a lot of other dishes that is very good here. Pork lovers will love their home cook feel pork dishes like:
Pickled Vegetable with Pork Belly (梅菜扣肉)
Yam with Pork Belly (芋头扣肉)
Hakka Fried Meat (客家炸肉)
Vinegar Pork Trotters (猪脚醋)
A must try if you love lamb. Australian Lamb Shoulder in Thick Dry Curry.
These are just some of their dishes. New dishes are added almost every month. Check out Joe's Indian Curry Fish Head Facebook Page for more dishes from their menu. If you stay near Kepong Baru or happend to be in the vicinity, do dropped by for a meal of home cooked like meal.
Joe's Indian Curry Fish Head
Jalan Kepong Baru
52100 Kuala Lumpur
(If KTZ Kepong Baru is at your left, just go straight after the traffic light. Joe's Indian Curry Fish Head is just two shops away on your left.)
Time: 10.30am - 11pm (Off at night on Wednesday)
Google Location Map here.