Fish Head Noodles @ Chong Fatt Cafe (Yu Tao Mai aka Fish Head Noodles), Setapak, Kuala Lumpur

>> Jan 31, 2010

I'm a sucker for Fish Head Noodles. When my uncle informed me of this Fish Head Noodles place a stone throw from his house, I just had to go sample it.

This place has gone through a massive renovation. It used to be a shabby looking den dishing out 'tai chao' Chinese food, but has since been transformed into a cafe environment restaurant.

Chong Fatt Cafe

This place is sort of like those station one joints that serves Hong Kong style drinks and Western food. However, the main draw to this place has got to be their Sang Har Fish Head Noodles. A TV crew was spotted reviewing this place a couple of weeks back.

I went for Jasmine Tea and their all famous Sang Har Yu Tao Mai (Fresh Water Prawns & Fish Head Noodles) RM13.90. RM14 a bowl is relatively cheap for the large fresh water prawns in the noodles.

Ice Jasmine Tea

The tea was too sweet for me. Didn't really like it. It was priced at RM5.90. I just needed something to drink. Nothing great about it.

Sang Har Yu Tao Mai (Fresh Water Prawns & Fish Head Noodles)

Like I said in my previous post, Fish Head Noodles is made by deep frying the fish head and chucking it into fish soup, Chinese wine, preserved vegetable, tomato and a dash of evaporated milk. The orangy red colour soup was courtesy of the fresh water prawn roe. This is the same type of prawns used to make Sang Har Mein (Fresh Water Prawn Noodles).

The noodles had a strong distinct taste of evaporated milk. It wasn't as sour as the Fish Head Noodles found at Goon Wah. It sort of tasted like mass produced fish head noodles if you get what I mean. Its not that the noodles were bad, I really enjoyed it, but at the same time felt that it sort of resembled Wing Soon Fish Head Noodles in Kuchai Lama. However, the prawn roe did give a nice fragrance to the dish. The colour sure looked appetizing as well. The soup was tasty (not sure if it was from MSG) but I still drank quite a good portion of it.

Not being a big fan of Fresh Water Prawns, my auntie went for the Fish Head Noodles with Fish Maw.

Yu Wan Yu Tao Mai (Fish Head Noodles with Fish Maw)

I didn't sample the dish but I must say it looked quite good.

Overall, this restaurant is certainly worth eating at. I wouldn't mind coming back to this place.

Restaurant Rating: 8/10
Pricing: About RM15 per person.

Service: 7/10
Quality: 8/10

*Ratings are based on ambience, service, value and food quality for the price you're paying. Opinions expressed are solely based on my personal experience

Map to Chong Fatt Cafe (Yu Tao Mai aka Fish Head Noodles)

18 & 20, Jalan 2/50C,
Taman Setapak Indah Jaya,
Off Jalan Genting Klang,
53300 Kuala Lumpur,

Telephone number (Main Branch): 03 4023 1088

Opening Hours:
10am-11pm daily.


Nikel Khor January 31, 2010 at 1:31 AM  

looking so good n nice..but price seem abit not nice lor..kekeke

from Nikel Khor

Tummy Rumble January 31, 2010 at 1:37 AM  

@Nikel Khor: not nice meh?? I found it quite reasonable for what you're getting :)

theeggyolks January 31, 2010 at 10:14 AM  

the prawn and fish head noodle looks nice! Must try when I dropped by around that area

Tummy Rumble January 31, 2010 at 11:17 AM  

@theeggyolks: If you do try, let me know how it goes :)

Anonymous,  February 1, 2010 at 2:02 AM  

I <3 fish head mai fun

Tummy Rumble February 1, 2010 at 11:26 AM  

@Anonymous: good taste.. :)

henry,  February 1, 2010 at 5:15 PM  

grandmama in pavillion serves a good fish head mihun as well

henry,  February 1, 2010 at 5:15 PM  

grandmama in pavillion serves a good fish head mihun as well

JS,  February 1, 2010 at 5:19 PM  

Not a big fan of Yu Tao Mai. pictures do look good though

Tummy Rumble February 1, 2010 at 8:23 PM  

@henry: I heard about it.. Will try it one day :)

@JS: Thanks :)

grace,  February 6, 2010 at 3:51 AM  

food looks good

Tummy Rumble February 6, 2010 at 1:25 PM  

@grace: tasted alright too..

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