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Sunday, November 9, 2008

Food Review - Steamed Fish Head - OKR Ah Wang

Name
Ah Wang Bak Kut Teh

Address
4 ½ Mile, Jalan Klang Lama, KL (013-2282288)

Food
Steamed Fish Head/Bak Kut Teh (Dinner only)

Location

Jalan Klang Lama/ Old Klang Road (OKR)

Getting there

It is located on the Old Klang Road (OKR) between the Taman Desa & Kuchai Lama junctions. If you are coming from the city towards PJ, you need to look out for the Kuchai Lama traffic light junction. Make a U-Turn there to get to the other side (ie: heading back towards Mid Valley). The stall is located just before the new highway running perpendicular to OKR.

Parking

Parking can be a bit of a challenge as diners need to find a spot on OKR itself. However, the good thing is that the stall owners know this and have appointed a “traffic controller” (complete with reflective gear) to help diners find empty parking spots when you turn on the car indicators as you approach. I have never had any trouble finding a spot.

Service

Service is considered fast as there is ample staff (locals) to attend to your seating and orders. In my experience, the food comes out rather fast. You may need to wait for approx. 10-15 minutes for the food to arrive at your table.

As usual, these kinds of stalls provide the small plastic basin with hot water for the utensils. They normally would bring the chopsticks and Chinese soup spoons. You may request for forks and spoons.

Payment is also rather quick & hassle-free.

Ambience

This is a typical no-frills Malaysian dining where the plastic tables & chairs are right next to the road and under the sky. About half of them are covered in case there’s rain.

On the cleanliness scale, it’s considered clean for stalls of this category.

There are a couple of TVs there as well to kill time while you wait (or eat).

Taste

We have only tried 2 varieties so far (eventho’ we have been there enough times to try all varieties). We have always gravitated back to the Ginger variety. It comes with generous portions of finely chopped ginger, parsley and spring onions on top of the fish head steamed just right. The sauce (well I’m not sure if that’s the right word) ALWAYS tastes just right.

Presentation
“Simple and fit for purpose” would best describe it. It comes on a stainless steel plate resting on a chaffing dish that helps keep the fish dish hot to the end.

Variety

There are a few varieties for the steamed fish heads and they come in 3 sizes (L/M/S):
- Ginger (Giong Yung)
- Soy Sauce (Si Jub)
- Plain Steam (Ching Jing)
- Assam

We usually go for the Ginger variety (S) and rice.

Other items include:
- Bak Kut Teh (of course)
- Pork Leg Vinergar (Jue Geok Cho)
- Pig Trotters (Loe Jue Geok)
- Peppered Pork Tripe Soup (Wu Jiu Jue Toe Tong)

Value for Money

This place is high on value for money. 1 order of the fish head (Small) plus rice is enough for 2 of us. If you fancy, there are other side orders like tofu and vege dishes but we usually struggle to finish with just the fish and rice alone.

Overall

If you’re looking for a quick and simple healthy meal that not only tastes good but is virtually cholesterol & oil free, this is it. Try it and let me know if you agree.

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