Friday, March 10, 2006

Ayam Madu & Fish Head Curry @ Kg Attap, KL

Since it's Friday, I thought it should be appropriate to end it with what we usually eat on Fridays when things wind down for the weekend. This little shack under a canopy of shady trees was introduced to us long long ago by one of our clients. It's a great place to have a really good budget meal and best of all, excellent to get to since it's just off the highway.

I love the Kampung Attap area which isn't really a kampung as you don't see village houses like Kampung Baru but was known instead as an area for police accomodation. Although the area is very run down, I often go there as I have two favourite stalls: this one that serves yummy ayam madu (Malay for honey chicken) and fish head curry and another one that serves excellent fried chicken. Another plus point about Kampung Attap is the excellent frozen food specialist, Lee's Frozen Food which sells all kinds of frozen meat and seafood at reasonable prices.

The stall has been in business for almost twenty years and moved in to this premises since 1992. Usually you queue up and order your food from this man who will cut the fried chicken for you and pour the sticky honey sauce flavoured with spices. If you are not eating chicken due to the bird flu scare, you can also choose from large squids, fried fish and mutton curry.

I had a plate of ayam madu, my favourite which comes with two kinds of vegetables: the curry vegetables which is taken from the same pot of the fish head curry and the bean sprouts and spinach. You also get a handful of crackers with the meal. Excellent stuff which only set me back by RM4.20.

Sometimes when I am not in the mood for chicken, I'll reach out for these lusciously yummy squid cooked in a curry sauce.

The fish head curry and vegetables are all cooked in this enormous metal pot. Every day they cook approximately twenty to thirty fish heads. If you come late, say by 2.30 pm, you will see they have sold out everything and the huge pot is empty.

The enormous fish head curry (order only when you have a horde of hungry friends with you) is from a large type of fish known as ikan merah in Malay (sorry I have no idea what it's called in English) and each plate costs about RM40 (price may vary due to the size) . The guy who ladles up the fish head curry is a real expert as he fishes inside the large metal pot to dig out the fish head which is hidden by the vegetables in the curry.

Kg Attap Fish Head Curry
Jalan Kg Attap
Kuala Lumpur

(This place is only open from 11 am to 3 pm from Mondays to Saturdays. The shack is just at the corner of Jalan Kg Attap and can be seen from Federal Highway. If coming from Federal Highway, take the road towards the Palace and swing left at the sign that says Kg Attap, turn left into Kg Attap at the Chinese Assembly Hall and go straight all the way, the stall is on your left hand side. It's advisable to park at the back near the flats as if you don't get a space in front, you will end up at the highway again)

*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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Cheng Sim said...

omg. that looks SO delicious and you got it in a affordable price too. should try to head there sometime. oh gosh, the food are making me hungry.

KY said...

not everyone can draw a map, but perhaps you can use google earth for a map? :P

fatboybakes said...

boolicious, sorry to use this as a defacto email to comm with you, but i had to ask you! have u ever tried the upside down pear and ginger pudding in alexis? i absolutely love it, but cant seem to find a recipe that comes close to it. would you???

Mummie Joan said...

oohh gosh! the curries looked soo good! u always go around makan makan wan ar?

so nice! but this place seems to be out of nowhere... haha!

Unknown said...

Ikan merah is red snapper
the fish head curry looks fabulous

boo_licious said...

cheng sim - hope you like it.

ky - thxs for the suggestion. I'm hopeless at drawing maps so Google earth sounds good.

fatboybakes - sent u a recipe of it at your gmail account. Hope you get it.

joan - not that far as it's linked with all the highways i.e. Federal and the one from Parlimen.

anasalwa - thanks for the info. They must be huge red snappers as their fish heads are so enormous.

fatboybakes said...

ooh, thanks.

boo_licious said...

You are welcome fatboybakes.

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