Thursday, April 24, 2008

Anuar's Fish Head Curry @ Lucky Gardens, Bangsar


The only way to enjoy your fish head curry - with your fingers



Sighhhhhhh! It has been a long week since I blogged. As usual life got in the way i.e. things, which we can't plan for, like funerals and catching a flu. I'm still slowly getting over my flu bug. I did have a wave of good fortune yesterday, since I met Curtis Stone of Discovery Travel & Living's Take Home Chef. After chatting with him and seeing him in action, one can truly understand, why he was voted one of People magazine's sexiest men (with the likes of George Clooney) and why women are desperate to take him home.


Anuar with the big pot of fish head curry

BUT I'm sure that is not what you tune in here for rite? Don't worry, I do have food and boy is it super yummy. A few weekends ago, I managed to persuade Splashie Boy to visit this place. I have been eyeing the fish head curry here for the longest time. Just didn't have the right quorum of people to attack one huge fish head, but since there was the 2 of us, I decided to go ahead.


Sotong or little devils? Just the same as they're chockfull of
cholestrol but who cares, since they taste so gooooooood.


Just round the corner from TMC, is this small little shack on the side of the road. Observe this place carefully as whenever you pass by it during lunch time, it is always packed. Always a good sign of how good the food is.


Fried fish - crispy fellas you want to crunch on

Not everyone goes for the fish head curry as this stall's fried chicken, fish and sotong are equally good. Definitely cheaper than the fish head curry, you can get a decent meal for about RM4 to RM5 here with chicken, rice and a serving of bean sprouts on the side.


Deep fried chicken, if you prefer a budget meal

I especially love the fried chicken here - juicy and crisp, while the fried sotong is also a must-have here for me. Not chewy like rubber, this stall's version is tender with a light crisp batter coating it.


Fish head curry - a delight to be shared among friends

We went for the fish head curry, which ended up being super huge, as they couldn't dig out a small one from the pot. Now, if you have never eaten fish head curry, you must always try it with your fingers. It's a joy to dig around the fish head, searching through the bones for yummy flesh. Even though I'm a fish head fan, I tend not to go for the eye. Just can't get myself to eat that part. They use jenahak fish here - huge fellas as the heads are enormous. With a curry sauce that is slightly sour and not too spicy, this is excellent with a huge plate of piping hot rice. Do give it a try as it will be an experience, you won't forget.

Anuar's Fish Head Curry
At the corner of Lorong Ara Kiri 3
Lucky Garden
Bangsar
Kuala Lumpur

(Halal. Open from morning till night. In the mornings, they serve roti canai. Lunch and dinner is rice with chicken, fish, sotong and fish head curry. Closed on Sundays.)

*Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here is entirely based on my personal tastebuds and may vary for others. The reviewer also declares that she has not received any monetary or non-monetary compensation from the restaurant for writing this review.

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23 comments:

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

how much does the fish head costs?? i can never get enuf quorum for fish head also..need ppl with bigger wallets and generally more people!

Nic (KHKL) said...

it may sound strange but a nice curry (or kimchi) does it for me when i'm down with flu...get well soon, ya! :)

CUMI & CIKI said...

i love a good sweat over mah curry fish head ah do... :):)

Tummythoz said...

Like nic(khkl), I crave spicy hot stuff when nose is blocked. Hmm maybe that's why the thereafter sore throat takes a long time to cure.

fatboybakes said...

harumph, curtis stone. i haytche peeps like that. rich, good looking, talented...pshaw.............

Julian Si said...

slurrrrrrrp! hey , that first photo , those don't look like YOUR fingers!

:-)

i am back from diving ... back to ze blog!

daphne said...

I soo agree that eating fish head curry with your fingers is the best way to makan!

ling239 said...

that sotong is so yummy looking !

Precious Pea said...

Not a fan of fish head curry but dunno why am salivating looking at the picture. AIyoo...not enuff quorum? Why never call?

sc said...

this looks scrumptious! i think i know where this place it. the sotong looks so so good!

nikeez said...

the curry looks amazing!! yumm!

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Big Boys Oven said...

hoooooo that huge fishhead was very well captured! really make me wanting to beg for some now!

JOjo said...

Wow!the fish head looks huge! and the pic of the "evil" sotong is so cute.

Jackson said...

Im not a fans of fish head curry but i would love to try the delicious looking sotong!

keat said...

hi boo, how r u doing? stil remember me? lol. juz hopped over and realize u blog about this, how 'ngamm'?! anyway, we did wrote about that too...hehe
http://plainwaterlovesyou.blogspot.com/2008/04/bangsar-on-friday.html

mimi said...

The fish head is a huge 1 huh...

foodhoe said...

even tho I am fried food lover, the little devil looks the best to me! Gorgeous pictures.

boo_licious said...

joe - abt RM30 to RM40 I think, guess u must have loads of people to enjoy this.

nic - I dosed on chillies after I read yr comment. Not sure if it worked as I'm still recovering from a congested nose and a slight cough.

cumi and ciki - hee hee, preferably not in office clothes!

tummythoz - LOL, luckily no sore throat so I guess that curry/chillies trick does work.

fbb - awwww, but he's a real sweetheart and a pretty good chef.

julian - hahaha, that's splashie Boy being my hand model, as I had to snap pixs instead. I saw the diving pixs, awesome stuff.

daphne - high five girl! it's the only way...

ling239 - just go for the sotong, very good already and not rubbery like the other stalls.

precious pea - go try and see if you like it?

sc - it looks devilish, I reckon with those teeny weeny horns...

nikeez - it was good, slightly sourish with tamarind.

BBO - give it a try! Definitely one of Bangsar's must-haves.

jojo - yup, very evil sotong, spreading loads of cholestrol...

jackson, try with the yummy chicken and rice. Very satisfying stuff.

keat - cool! Great tummies crave for the same stuff.

mimi - yeah, enuf to feed a whole family of 5 kids.

foodhoe - I know, I love that devilish fella too.

Simon Seow said...

using hand to eat is an art.

Jody said...

As a student who's far far away from home and all the good food, who also has big big finals coming up real soon and not have much time to cook, your blog is TRULY my saviour!!!

3 simple steps to counter growling hungers!!!

Step 1: Cook a pot of rice
Step 2: Steer to masak-masak.blogspot.com
Step 3: Browse and Imagine and FEAST!!!

Well Done!!! Cheerios!!!

tekko said...

great thing about this is... "not too spicy"!

boo_licious said...

simon - yup, I'm usually clumsy with my hands....

jody - awww, that is so sweet. Having studied overseas, I know how people crave for food so I'm glad you love the blog.

tekko - glad to see u're back!

bizkutraya said...

Look so delicious!
Will try it one sweet day~

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