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Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Fish Head Noodle at Ming Lee Restaurant

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This is another late night lunches place that me and my colleagues go to, Kedai Kopi dan Makanan Ming Lee. We drive all the way from Damansara Heights to in between Jalan Sungai Besi and Jalan Pudu to eat a very nice fish head noodle that opens until late a night about 2 a.m.

Besides fish head noodle, we always order fried fish cake for side. This lovely fried fish cakes come with a generous portion of fried pork lard too. The outer layer of the fish cake is fried until crispy and the inner layer still springy. Four of us finished the whole plate even before the fish head noodle arrives, we later ordered one more plate to satisfy our fish cake addiction. This is a must order side dish if you come here, remind the auntie to put in the pork lard if you don't see any, sometimes she will forget to put.

Rating: 4/5

Fried Fish Cake

We order a small pot of fish head noodle (it is actually mee hoon). The portion is very generous even though it is the smallest size. The fish is really meaty unlike the one that I eat in the normal tai chao which I found bones more than meat. The soup is quite clear with just a dash of milk. There's also a generous portion of green vegetable and some pork lard. Usually I will use the leftover pork lard from the fried fish cake to add in to my bowl and eat it with the fish head noodle. Some part of the fish is really smooth and some got fish oil which is smoother.

The bee hoon is cook just nice, not too lumpy nor too dry. We found that there is more fish than bee hoon. We finished the bee hoon but there's still a few pieces of fish in the pot. The price is not too expensive too. The whole meal cost the four of us RM 44 for a pot of tea, two plates of fried fish cake, and a small pot of fish head noodle.

Rating: 4/5

Still piping hot hence the steam.

Scrumptious piece of fish. The fish is fried lightly first to lock in the juice hence the golden brown colour.

It's almost 1am on a weekday so there's not many customer already.


Kedai Kopi dan Makanan Ming Lee

Google Map here.


If you're coming from Jalan Pudu (from Pudu Jail). Go up the elevated roundabout in Jalan Pudu and take 9 o'clock but don't go into the big Jalan Yew, instead go to a small exit on your left. You will come to a road under the elevated highway, on your left there will be shops and on your right you will see pillars of the elevated highway. There's a left turning immediately when you turn into this road but it's no entry, you have to go about 100 m more to the second left turning and turn into it. Go straight until you reach the end of the row of shops and turn left, then turn left again into two row of shops. Look out for Kedai Kopi and Makanan Ming Lee on your right.

It's almost the same if you are coming from Jalan Yew via Jalan Sungai Besi, at the Jalan Pudu roundabout take 12 o'clock instead of 9 o'clock that's all.


Anonymous said...

hey man.. u make me hungry for sure......

i love fish head noodle... btu at Penang, I love the spicy and sour type.... yum yum

HairyBerry said...

sounds good. i wonder if they open during daytime...

angelyee said...

yum yum..Its simon's favourite one of the kind "keropok" on the fish head noodle..

Simon Seow said...

PTP: wah, must go try the one in Penang.

Nic: I think business start at evening.

angelyee: yah

Ciki said...

"remind the auntie to put in the pork lard if you don't see any".. so cute! can i remind her even if i see some.. haha.. can never have too much Chee Yar Char eh?

Erm.. was there any hamchoy in the soup? coz i like mine with tonnes. these days they give you lime.

Simon Seow said...

Cumi & Cuki: You can always ask for extra chee yau char if available, the more the better lol. The soup base here is not hamchoy base, it's for like clear fish stock soup with milk.