Monday, October 15, 2012

Tanjung Tualang Fish Head Restaurant, Sri Petaling, KL

Tanjung Tualang Fish Head Restaurant was recommended to me by one of my readers, KC. The location in Sri Petaling was not too far from our home, so we decided to try out this restaurant last week. The restaurant serves home-style Chinese fare. It is also air-conditioned, hence dining here is pretty comfortable. 

Signature Steam Tilapia Fish


Fish tank at the front, kept the kids entertained before our food arrived


Alright fishy, be prepared to be my dinner tonight! LOL


Baby D enjoying his barley water

Food service here is good, and I like the fact that the lady who took our order was not pushy and didn't try to get us to order their more "expensive" items (a lot of Chinese dai chow seem to do that). 

Specially for the kids, we ordered the signature homemade beancurd (RM8) which was served in a sizzling hotplate. It was served with carrots, mushrooms, egg and sugar snap peas. I thought this was very reasonably priced, the beancurd was smooth, and I enjoyed drenching my rice with the gravy. 



Although this restaurant's name indicates their specialty is fish head, they also various other types of live fish such as soong yee (carp), cod fish, river patin, catfish, black tilapia and tilapia. You can choose the cooking style, from steam with ginger, steam with soy sauce, deep fried Thai style, deep fried, sweet and sour sauce and signature steam. Initially, we wanted to choose the black tilapia, but we were told that they are usually above 1kg (which would be too big for us). Hence we went for the red tilapia, cooked with their signature sauce.

The fish was fresh and did not have muddy smell. The sauce is a little like "cheong ching" sauce - the spiciness was very mild so it's suitable for the kids. And the bits you see at the side of the fish is crispy pork lard a.k.a. chee yau char. At first, I wasn't sure about the pork lard, but when I ate a spoonful of fish with the sauce topped with a crispy pork lard, it was really good.  Before I knew it, it was all gone!


Red tilapia, signature steamed


The fish looks like it's "swimming" in this photo


Lots of crispy pork lard


Bad for the waist, but yummy. LOL


The kids enjoyed the fish very much!

Recently, we're addicted to claypot brinjal, we order it without fail everytime we go to Big Tree Lin Kee. The claypot brinjal (RM8) here was pretty good, less oil (better for those who are health conscious) but not as flavorful as Lin Kee's. But nevertheless, we enjoyed this.



We placed a late order for the secret recipe fried pork intestine (RM15) since we were still feeling peckish. I could detect five spice powder in there. Deep fried until crispy, this was quite good. There was 2 different intestines, one the tubes and the other one was with some meat. I prefer the tube ones because they did not have the "sou" smell associated with offals and such. These pork intestines were served with sweet sauce.





The most surprising thing was both kids enjoyed this, particularly Daniel. I think he had about 6 pieces!!


Verdict: Good food at affordable prices.

Opening times: 11am to 2.30pm; 5.30pm to 11.00pm. Closed on Mondays.

Service: Good.

Price: Total bill RM70 for 3 adults 2 children.

Location: Tanjung Tua Lang Fish Head Restaurant, No.15 (Ground Floor), Jalan 1/149J, Bandar Baru Sri Petaling, 57300 Kuala Lumpur.

Tel: 014-365 5368

GPS Coordinates: 3.067796, 101.687252

37 comments:

  1. Fish looks really good. RM70 only? Sooooo cheap!!!

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    1. Yeah, we also felt the food was very reasonably priced. Most importantly, the food is tasty and our kids enjoyed it :)

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  2. Oops...sorry abt not informing u on the size of the Black Tilapia...normally we 3 pax can finish it...hehe =)

    Am glad ur kids enjoyed it...hehe :D

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    1. Hehe no worries. We like red tilapia also. Maybe can try the black tilapia when I can get more ppl to come with us next time. :)

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    2. Yes do try it...its flesh is sweeter than the red one...haha =)

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    3. Alright, there are also a few other things I wanna try from their menu.

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    4. Dun forget to try my other recommendations...haha =)

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  3. fish looks so fresh, and that bean curd is drool worthy...

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    1. Yeah "live" fish... caught only when u order!

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  4. It looks like that was a great recommendation! My dad doesn't consider a celebration meal one unless there is a whole fish on the table! :)

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    1. We're lucky that we can fresh fish in abundance here in KL!

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  6. wow...the fried pork intestine YUMMY!!

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  7. Both your children may be too young to understand what pork intestine are! I love the homemade bean curd the most!

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    1. To them, it's just a crunchy snack.. haha.

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  8. I never know that Tanjung Tualang is famous of fish head..

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    1. I only know that Tanjung Tualang is famous for its fresh seafood.

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  9. this place is on the same row as the laundry outlet where i send my clothes for washing, so i've driven past it three times a week for years now! but i still haven't eaten here. hopefully i will someday. am a fan of fish, especially when it's so reasonably priced :D

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    1. Hehe maybe next time u can drop by and order a steam fish before picking up your clothes. We parked right outside that laundrette, so I know the one you mean. :P

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  10. i thought it was suckling pig skin lol

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    1. I LOVE suckling pig.. haha but they don't have it here lah. All the dishes here are the affordable type.

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  11. It's always such a joy to see kids with hearty appetites! Your little boy is well on his way!! :)

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    1. Yeah, I'm really grateful that they both eat well. My boy will keep eating and eating if he likes that thing.

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  12. Dear Baby Sumo,

    The fish with that dose of pork lard looks delish, as well as the pork intestines. Now this is the kind of food I want to eat when I come to KL, RM70 for this stuff is awesome value too!

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    1. Usually outlets with A/C charge more for their food, surprisingly they kept their prices low. Good for the diners :)

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  13. Fish with pork lard! Yummy!
    I love intestine, I will sure order that fried pork intestine. :P

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    1. Hehe I know Kenny doesn't eat intestine... so u can have the whole plate to yourself! :D

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  14. i stay just opposite this row of restaurant.. therefore i go there every weekend for dinner :) my family's favourite casual chinese dining venue..

    Latest: Best of Coffee and Bruschetta

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    1. Oooohh, maybe I'll bump into you here sometime too ;)

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  15. Everything you ordered at this restaurant looks very delicious and all for RM 70! Definitely a great place to eat.

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  16. wah.. very decent price! and pork lard.. I m sold!! I would also go for the fried pork intestine too... drool-licious!

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    1. Yeah, there are many dishes here that are worth trying. Will def return ;)

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  17. I fall in love with this tempting treat right away

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  18. Your kids like pork intestine?! tts interesting Mayb because it is deep fried till its so crispy like chips.

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  19. Very nice and informative blog posting. Among all the fish, tilapia fish is Awesome! Tilapia fish farming is very profitable and easy. I like this fish very much for it's unique taste and nutritional value. The photos here are fantastic.

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