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Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Review: Chong Yen (Steam Fish) Food Stall


Mention Jalan Tiga fish head, everyone in town would know it's referring to the famous cheung tzing fish head (steamed fish head with preserved soy bean and black bean sauce). However this original stall has since shifted to Jalan 5. Since they're so famous, another stall opened on the opposite side which is Chong Yen (Steam Fish) Food Stall. This time we dropped by Chong Yen to give it a try.

The fish head here are done 2 styles which are steamed with ginger and garlic or with the preserved beans sauce. I opted for the latter and I find the sauce is too salty but bear in mind that I'm used to a less salt diet since young. Capt'n Hook is not very fond of this as he's not into bony fish but he ate those flesh part that I dug out for him.

Cheung Tzing Yue Thau

Then Capt'n Hook must order his Hakka Char Yuk (Hakka braised pork belly). Errmmm sad that this is not as great as my mom's nor Leong Meng Fatt Yong Tau Foo or Leong Ya. The original stall is way better too.

Hakka Char Yuk

We did not order our greens as we were afraid we can't finish our food but they put a plate of blanched choy sum on our table. Since it's quite a small portion, we just ate them up. This is mediocre only.

Yau Choy

The food overall here seems to have gone down a little down the drain as compared to the other time I've ate but that was some years back. I can't recall the exact amount I've paid but it's around RM34 for the food. I guess a visit to the original stall would be in the order soon!

Oh yeah if you're a fan of Chong Yen, do take note that they're shifting to Jalan 4 and will be operating from there 1st December 2010 onwards.

Chong Yen (Steam Fish) Food Stall
22-24 Jalan 2/89C
Off Jalan Chan Sow Lin 4
55200 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 012 231 8129
Note: This address is effective from 1st Dec 2010 otherwise they're now located at Jalan 3

Map to new location (click to enlarge):
Chong Yen - Map


"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

well eat the belly section, no bones except for the big favourite part of the fish head..which ironically is not part of the head per se..

Kenny Mah said...

Sometimes there's nothing quite like the original, eh? :)

Little Corner of Mine said...

So, they gave you the plate of veggie free?

thule a.k.a leo said...

this legendary fish head place has eluded me for many times...

ping said...

I was disappointed too, the last time we went. It was too salty as you said. The other place is definitely better but I hate having people staring while willing us to hurry up and finish so they can have our table. And sweating buckets at that! We found another place behind Jusco at Tmn Maluri, a roadside stall opposite a hotel...can't remember the name. Will find out.

Babe_KL said...

Joe, I think this is "warn yue", the one at the belly with big bones is "soong yue"

Totally agree with you Kenny

LCOM, no way *chuckle*

Leo, this is not the legendary one. This one opened later than the ori stall.

Ping, ok I will go and eat at Jalan 5 to see got drop standard or not :p

eksk said...

you should do yourself a big favour and eat the steam version.. its just heavenly.... why try other style when its famous for the steam version..

Babe_KL said...

essk, err it was a steamed version, never knew they do it diff style

eksk said...

i meant the steamed with ginger style...

btw which is the original stall? i've always patronized this stall. tried the one in jalan lima once.. the one with air conditioned.. the steam fish couldn't hold a candle to this stall version..