Win Soon Cafe, Kuchai Lama

I was a wee bit sceptical when my colleague recommended this must-eat Fish Head Noodles (鱼头米粉) in Kuchai Lama, even more so when I was led to this restaurant, and not your typical everyday chinese coffeeshop place. But my doubts were quickly squashed when I saw how crowded it was, with seats lined outside for those waiting in a queue. We were lucky to get a table as the tables were filling fast! Everyone was given a free tissue pack, which is a rarity here in KL since we’re mostly charged for wet tissues. We were given a order menu to fill out and the range of Fish Head Noodles included the typical ones, or their specialty with freshwater prawns or even fish paste (鱼滑) etc.

The Fish head noodles (RM7.50) with the coarse vermicelli, fried fish pieces, ginger, preserved mustard, tomatoes and… pork lard! The broth had the usual evaporated milk and a tinge of tsao shing wine.. I enjoyed this version tremendously, which is rare for a non fish head noodle crave-r like me.

To jazz up the dish, this place offers the Fish Head & Freshwater Prawns Noodles (RM13.80). One big freshwater prawn is sliced into half and added in. Doesn’t add much to the taste, but compliments the broth anyhow. And it does whet any prawn lover’s appetite. Though I don’t know about satiating their cravings though as it’s only one prawn…

All in all, it was a good meal, and the accompanying belacan dip was quite tasty, though on the salty side. Won’t mind coming back for more fish head noodles, as the milky soup here is getting quite addictive, hehe. Service is brisk, and not overly warm, but then there’s not much to recommend here

Win Soon Cafe or Restoran Ah Soon Fish Head Mee 亞顺生虾鱼头米
46, Jalan Kuchai Maju 9,
Off Jalan Kuchai Lama,
58200 Kuala Lumpur.
Open: 9am to 10pm (9:30pm last call)

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6 Comments »

  1. J2Kfm said

    yeah yeah… iwas having my doubt when passing by a kopitiam-like outlet selling fish head, with sooo many customers.

    epicuriousgirl says: but it does look like it’s popularity is attested by the crowds.

  2. mimi said

    They sold out when I purposely drive to Kuchai 😦

    epicuriousgirl says: wah, really good business then…

  3. gina said

    I think somewhere along Jalan Yap Kwan Seng, tucked away in the office blocks in Megan Avenue has the best fish head noodles. If I remember correctly, it shares the same space with a college. I like it because the fish head is chopped into bite sizes, fried to crisp perfection and even its bones are crunchy! And comes with sourish broth with a hint of milk. Man.. when I used to work around the area, this is one of my favorite shop to have lunch. If not mistaken, it costs about RM6 per bowl.. and that’s 3 years ago.

    epicuriousgirl says: alas, most hawker stalls in KL eludes me unless they are really famous and have been reviewed to death. 😛 no way to miss them then. lol.

  4. may said

    Hi dear,

    kindly provide me location map.

    Thank you.

    epicuriousgirl says: pls see here

  5. Mr Kan said

    很多客人光顧的餐館,它的菜餚是不是很美味?Kuchai Lama 就有一間亞順生蝦魚頭米.
    一年前,这里的魚頭米很好吃;可是现在的魚頭米味道差的很,
    米粉时硬时软,鱼有时还绵,跟以前相比就是天与地。

    这不要紧,最生气的是那天我和外地来的朋友一起去那用餐。
    粉里近然有只蟑螂,OK,服务员很快的把它换掉,我们还可接受,
    可是换的一碗还是一样有蟑螂,实在让人恶心和生气。
    外来的朋友还叫我别再光顾这餐厅,因为很不卫生。
    你说他们是不是要好好注意厨房的卫生和厨师的水评?

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