For 550ml jar of faith and those who would like to know how to get there... take the road (Jalan SS20/21) in front of Damansara Specialist Hospital, then go straight in and follow the bend to turn into Jalan SS20/10. Go on further and you'll see the hawker centre on your left. There are shophouses on your right but they're on another elevated road. Will get Capt'n Hook to provide me the GPS coordinates later. Check the map here.
Coincidently, Capt'n Hook went there yesterday right after I posted this up. He found out that he patronises Michael's soy bean stall in KL way back ages ago when he started working hahaha... no wonder he thought Michael's face is kinda familiar to him.
Also did a correction below as it's only 4 slices of fish in a bowl not 8 :p but they're huge though.
We finally got to sample the fish head noodles in Damansara Kim after reading so much about them a while ago. That late morning was so hot after my doctor's appointment and was kinda worried that the stall will be so humid and stuffy. Boy, I was glad as I walked in as this SS20 Fish Head Noodles Stall is located right at the end of the hawker centre and partly covered by shady trees. There were plenty of fans blasting away.
After placing our orders, my soy milk with cendol (RM2.00) was placed in front of me. Nothing beats something's cold and refreshing. Rather unique and healthier way to consume cendol! Capt'n Hook had the normal cendol with fine ice shavings drizzled with thick gula melaka. He said it was good.
We checked out the table laden with Nyonya kuih-muih (sweet cakes) and saw these cendol kuih. We thought it's something rather different. Capt'n Hook ordered 2 pieces for himself and I tried one. The lady who took our order was rather concerned asking if we would be able to finish up our noodles which they were still cooking. Capt'n Hook told her not to worry :p
Oh my, what a surprise! They're actually agar-agar. Perfect for the hot weather. The texture was firm yet not hard, best part was they're not overly sweet. The whitish layer tasted like soy bean cendol and the top brown layer is a very fragrant gula melaka layer.
Our bowls of haruan sliced fish bee hoon (rice vermicelli RM9.50) came. Hmmm the whiff of Chinese rice wine made me salivating already! After digging in, the noodles were all right. The soup base may not be the best but good enough. We both liked the thick haruan (sang yue) slices that came
4 2 slices deep fried and 4 2 fresh slices. Whilst Capt'n preferred the deep fried but I liked them fresh. If you don't fancy bee hoon, there's a lai fun option for additional 30 sens. The bee hoon here is springy till the last bite and doesn't expand nor soak up the soup.
Other than haruan, there were soong yue or yue wart (fish paste) made of kau yue (mackerel); all written clearly in a pictorial menu. Since most fish head noodles came with tomatoes, ginger, deep fried shallots, spring onions, preserved vegetables (harm choy) and evaporated milk; you can opt not to add those items that you do not fancy. Very flexible here and they don't show you black faces :p
Capt'n Hook was joking with the owner, Michael Hong. A very friendly guy even though it was our first visit. I did some searching on the net and found out from Boo_licious in Masak-masak that his wife runs a soy milk and tau foo far stall in TTDI market. So now that tells why the soy milk and cendol combi was delish.
There are ample parking if you drive further, in front of the shophouses.
SS20 Fish Head Noodles Stall
Stall No. 17 Jalan SS20/10
Tel: +6019 335 0880
Business hours: 10am-4pm (Monday to Saturday), 11am-3pm (Sunday and public holidays)
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