It was just about 2 weeks ago that I got a message from one of my reader that insisted me to try out this place as she finds Authentic Fish Head 古早鱼头 located at Ampang is one of the best in the area. After trying out is indeed a hidden gem if you are looking for fish head in Ampang.
Only then found out that it is actually a shop that is newly open in this neighbourhood. Normally, a steamed fish place is always in an alley, a place design with atap or kopitiam. after finishing, we constantly ended up drench in sweat and freaking hot. However they have set up this place to suits diners comfort where diners now we can enjoy steamed fish in air conditioned environment.
Got to know that the chef have more than 35 years of experience and recently created a new menu for this steamfish. All the ingredients he made from scretch with his on recipe.
Menu is quite direct and I find the price is very reasonable.
I am honour to be one of the first to try out Steamboat fish head know as the 7 Treasure (七彩浓汤松鱼皇) that will be their the new signature dish. Quite suprise to find it price at RM 48.80 which is a very reasonable, that can easily feed 4 pax. A quite a good value. Filled with taufupok, taufu and fish ball. Fish is quite huge and to beware that it is quite boney. Serve in half the size. Eat with care! Fish is fresh and meat is soft and smooth.
With a sip of the broth, you knew that this broth is made with effort. A broth that is cooked or boiled with a few ingredients in it. Taste sweet from pork bone, that had been cooked more than 10 hours along with 4 more ingredients..
It is quite addictive that you will keep sipping the soup without realizing and best of all, you get to request 1 round of Free addtional soup.
As for the condiments at the side, this is chef homemade chili and it is good. Sourish, mid spicy and taste a bit of fermented bean curd in it (fu yu). It is a must dip along with the fish meat. Another way I find to enjoy the soup base is by adding a little bit of the chili into your mini soup bowl and the whole flavour profile changed. Another new level of taste which I find it quite too.
Another classic fish that we ordered is Black bean & Chilli steam Bonito fish head @ RM 28.90.Steamed to perfection, as the tau si topped on it taste quite different. If taste like been fried fresh and just added on top. Love the slight bitter, salty, fermented after taste, A classic taste that I do miss. Without the fish with just only the condiments, all I will be asking is a bowl of white porridge and I am done. Soy sauce is so fragrant to my liking as it is punch with flavour. Those of you whom are heavy palate, this might be your thing.
Spicy Mango Sauce Beancurd @ RM 9.90, is a puree that made with Thai mango and a taste that is well balance off. Not the thai taste cuts through the sweet sour mango but pairs well. A nice dish for starter.
The veggie do look simple enough but what is nice is the fried dry shirmp that is topped on toped and soy sauce makes it better. Chef take a few hours to fried it out in slow fire. @ RM 9.90
To end, we were introduce with 2 drinks, A Classic salty 7up with lemon. A very refrshing drink and perfect ending with soda base to make you burp.
Another drink that must have for me is their Hong Kong Milk Tea. One of the best so far as it is smooth body, I like the slight bitterness after taste. Just as near as to the one in Hong Kong that I have tasted.
Chef, thanks “layaning” my first interview video along with explanation with all this dish and also Ms.Lo for recommending this place.
Overall, this place is worth to explore as I am definately coming back again to try their other dish. Especially the claypot curry and ginger steamed fish. Not really know where are other steam fish in Ampang, definately this is one of the best steamfish in Ampang that I come across. Currently is one of my recommended place for steam fish in KL at the moment.
Thanks for the recommendation and discounts.
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Authentic Fish Head 古早鱼头
NO.6-G, Jalan Wawasan 2/8,
Bandar Baru Ampang, 68000
Tel: 011-1640 6144
Operating Hours: 11am – 9pm