Friday, November 2, 2007

Fatty Bak Kut Teh & Fish Head, Old Klang Road, Kuala Lumpur

We finally had the chance to go out for some proper food, and took a short drive to a nearby restaurant that started out as a roadside stall. Those familiar with Old Klang Road would know about this roadside bak kut teh stall that is also famous for its steamed fish head. Well they are now a proper establishment within a shoplot, and the food tastes as great as it always was. We did not order bak kut teh this trip, and instead had the fish. The pics were taken with a phone camera (I forgot to bring along my usual camera), hence the iffy quality.

At Fatty, they are generous with the condiments, as you can see yourself to all the chopped garlic and birds' eye chillies you can consume.

Steamed fish on a burner, we were careful to ask to have the burner removed (having read horror stories of the potential hazard of the burner flaring up). The fish head was real meaty, must have been a big fish though we weren't sure what type of fish it was other than that it was a fresh water variety. Really fresh, with a silky texture, the fish was smothered in fried garlic, ginger and soy sauce, with a sprinkle of coriander. We really enjoyed the lightness and freshness of this dish. RM20.00 for the fish head.

Blanched choy sum with fried garlic and oil. Simple and pleasing, and cheap at RM4.00/dish.

'Twas a simple meal, and yet so satisfying.

#A-5, Batu 4 1/2, Jalan Klang Lama,

58000 Kuala Lumpur.

Mobile: 012-3660035/012-2892322


This restaurant is on Old Klang Road itself, the row opposite the Taman Desa Maybank. If you are coming from KL, after the Taman Desa junction and Fire Station (on your left), Fatty would be on your right. It's on the same row as Legend Electrical shop. You need to make a U-turn to get to it.

Our rating system for overall satisfaction with what we eat and where we eat....

1-bam = don't even bother
2-bam = good enough to fill the tummy
3-bam = a very good restaurant in its category

4-bam = excellent cooking, worth a detour
5-bam = exceptional cuisine, worth a special journey

We would give this restaurant a 3-bam rating.


um said...

looks good but i am not sure if the hoi polloi knows now that fat and fatty is no longer kosher, fashionably acceptable or oj for food outlets. food does not need to be fatty to be sedap. with all the toxins, chemicals and trans fats in corporate cooking is there anything that promises that the food is acceptable for normal orang orang?

mee goreng said...

I've tried this fatty b4 & there r lots of stalls selling similar foods along the road. Foods selling in fatty is fresh & tasty, especially their in-house ginger steam fish head! Opposite fatty there is another rest named Choy Choy but i found that their food is just normal but nothing special. Down town to 1km, there is another hawker stall selling similar food : AH WONG but please do consider if you wish to try as i experienced that there are "extra ingredients - Croxxxches" in their food, damn disgusting!

fatty said...

mee goreng, what you are saying is a lie, Ah Wong is by far the most famous bak kut teh in that street.

But both of them are selling fish that is eating shxt. My friend which is selling fish tell me that the fresh water fish they use therefore so cheap in market. And they sell it very expensive.