Growing up, my idea of fish head noodles has always been the clear soup kind with lots of salted vege and tomatoes.
I was only introduced to the milky kind when I started studying in KL. It took me some time to get accustomed to this richer tasting version of fish head noodles, with fried fish and evaporated milk enriched broth.
Woo Pin at Taman Desa offers a nice version of this. I didn't stumble upon this shop, of course. I've done some research earlier and there were some good reviews on it.
It was the most leisurely Saturday I've had by myself in months and I'd been dying to visit the 100 yen shop some tens of steps away from Woo Pin. Thus, it seemed to be an excellent idea to pop over for lunch after the spree.
Order was fast and much to my delight, the piping bowl of hot noodles was dished out within 10 mins of ordering. I was also given to choose my own chillies to go with the noodles, which were either chopped chillies or belacan chilli. The latter was pungent enough and proved to be a great accompaniment to the noodles.
Woo Pin's fame is well-earned as its fish head noodle's broth was wholesomely sweet. I like the fact that there were plenty of chopped tomatoes and salted vege which lent the soup its tanginess. The fried shallots, spring onions and coriander also made nice condiments to the soup. Just for declaration sake, I love coriander!
The fried fish was very fresh as well and I was given 3 or 4 humongous pieces to devour on. I noticed that its vermicelli didn't go limpid or soggy after some time and that was definitely a plus point.
mmm... I'm hungry again just by typing this post. That said, I'll be going back again for more helpings hopefully soon. and with Buu or cuzz in tow. hehe.
Nice food should always be shared, innit?