It's strange how there are some parts of Kuala Lumpur which I have not been for ages. One of these places is Kepong which has now been completely transformed with the emergence of new development. There's a huge Carrefour and Jusco plus lots of shophouses which now house numerous businesses and restaurants around this area. In a way it's a good idea to rejuvenate the place but it's also sad to see the older shophouses pushed to the back and the side as the newer ones take over prime spots.
One day, we decided to make a trip here to sample the yong tau foo which Babe in the City - KL had highly recommended. It's pretty easy to locate the place as it's just next to Carrefour. Lots of competition around this place for customers as already in that row of shophouses, there's two to three restaurants vying for business. Although they mainly sell yong tau foo items, they also have a pretty extensive list of dishes such as vinegar pork leg, steamed stingray (something unusual as it's usually grilled) with various sauces, fried paper chicken, prawns with salted egg yolk, steamed cuttlefish and etc.
We ordered a selection of their yong tau foo and was surprised to see them serve it with soup and lots of sweet potato leaves. That was definitely a plus point for me as I love sweet potato leaves and it was nice and healthy too. The bittergourd stuffed with fish paste was not bad and I loved the smooth texture of their tofu. We also ordered a small selection of the fried items - the bean curd and the aubergine. It's all fried as and when you order it so it's fresh and nice but I did find the aubergine to be slightly oily as here it's deep fried versus pan fried in other places.
What was really good was their rice wine chicken, a favourite of mine. With the right amount of rice wine added, chunks of free range chicken, shreds of ginger, black fungus strips and kei chi (Chinese wolfberries) in the claypot - it was simply heavenly right down to the last drop. Drink it up when it's hot and eat it with plain white rice as it's delicious. It can be quite "heaty" for this hot weather though so be prepared to sweat it out. Besides this chicken version, they also serve it with prawns. This dish definitely made the journey and the toll payment worth it and I'll definitely return to sample this again.
Fishing Village Restaurant
No. 11, Jalan Metro Perdana Timur 3
Taman Usahawan Kepong
Tel No: 03 - 6250 6322
(Non Halal. This place is at the shophouses next to Carrefour. When you see Carrefour from the main road, turn left inside and go straight. You will pass by the large food court and take the right turn when you see Jalan Metro Perdana Timur 3. The restaurant is in the middle of the row of shophouses.)
*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
Tagged with: Yong Tau Foo + Rice Wine Chicken + Kuala Lumpur