Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Famous Steam Fish Head @ Big Tree Lin Kee, Taman Orkid Desa, Cheras KL

Big Tree Lin Kee is famous for its steam fish head. Previously, the restaurant was located in Taman Connaught. Today, they opened up a new branch in Taman Orkid Desa (just 1 minute away from old shop), taking up 2 shop lots- quite spacious, ample parking and clean. 

The fish head used here is from soong yee (carp) and can be cooked in various self-made sauces, namely with soy sauce (cheng ching), sweet spicy sauce (cheong ching), ginger sauce (keong yong),  bean paste, tom yam and garlic steam. They also have assam stingray and wan yee (another type of carp) in few cooking styles. 

We ordered the cheong ching fish head. The portion was big and the fish was fresh and meaty, and the sauce was good. I found the taste pretty comparable to a famous restaurant in Seremban serving this, TC Keong. Please note though that soong yee has quite a lot of bones. 




Other than the fish head, we also tried several other homestyle dishes. I enjoyed the Deep Fried Seafood Special Tofu, served with a chilli/mayo sauce. The tofu has been mixed with fish paste so it has quite a unique taste. The marmite pork was also good, the pork meat was tender and flavoursome.

Deep Fried Seafood Special Tofu


Marmite Pork


Stir Fry Beansprouts with Salted Fish - nice and crunchy!

Lily


Restaurant signage


Another fish shot... this one's not for eating! ;P

Full set of photos available to view here.

Opening times: 3.30pm to 10.30pm daily. Closed on Tuesday. Main branch is located at Taman Taynton View (opened from 10.30am-3.30pm).

Service: Good.

Price: Reasonable. Total bill was RM55 for 4 adults.

Location: Restoran Big Tree Lin Kee, 18 &20 Jalan 15A/142, Taman Orkid Desa, 56000 Cheras, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Tel: 016-6656 331 (Charlie Chong)

Website: http://www.bigtree.co.cc

GPS Coordinates: 3.077523, 101.73872

25 comments:

  1. I think i had steamed fish here once. Hehe. Trying to think when exactly I had it because it was quite sometime ago. :D

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    1. I think they've only been around since 2009.

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  2. Ooh, the seafood tofu looks yummy! :D

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    1. That was my favorite dish! Very reasonably priced too (shd be below RM10). ;)

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  3. the gooey eyes are my favorite part of fish head! who's the lucky one who usually gets to eat them in your family? :D

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    1. Actually I'm not sure who ate the eyes during this meal!! But I think sometimes Baby C would eat them.

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  4. rather far for me but the food certainly looks great

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    1. I'M sure you've got some great fish head around yr place too?

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  5. Love fish head but soong yee sometimes has that "muddy" taste... so I usually for a spicy sauce to mask that!

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    1. I was expecting the muddy taste too, but fortunately no muddy taste here.

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  6. Ooh that food does so juicy and tender.

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    1. Will definitely come back for more meals.

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  7. nice to know they have another branch! cannot wait to try this one out... if you go next time, make sure to order their Crispy Chicken Wings... its definately finger licking good!

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    1. Oh yes! Was tempted to order the chicken wings, will try it next time.

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  8. The fish head was so fleshy, it definitely more than we can call it a fish head huh, almost half a fish :P They charged according to the weight?

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    1. Yes, we were served almost half a fish. Im not sure about the pricing, cos the menu doesnt have price and they didn't give us an itemised bill at the end. But overall, RM55 for the meal is reasonable.

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  9. Where's the big tree? I thought it is some food stall or restaurant under some big tree(s) like the ones in Ipoh or in Penang.

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    1. Oh the main branch and previous branch was under a big tree. This new branch got no big tree but cleaner location lo.

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  10. Food certainly is very cheap...and looks good too.

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    1. Yup, food is good... we just went back again last week.

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  11. Hi , thanks for the valuable comment。 Like to inform that we already moved to new location nearby.
    BRANCH
    New Location: Nearby “aeroplane house” at Taman connaught (pasar malam)
    ADDRESS : 18-20, Jalan15A/142, Taman Orkid Desa , Cheras , KL
    GPS: N3 4.65, E101 44.355
    WORKING HOUR : 11am- 2.30pm, 5.30pm-10.00pm(Wednesday Off)
    Reservation Line : 016-665 6331 (Charlie)

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