Friday, February 10, 2006

Here is the delicious steamed fish head in Klang

Here is my recommendation for the delicious steamed fish head in Klang as published in The Star today. There is only one clarification, i.e. I have never brought my mother-in-law to that restaurant. Thank you The Star for unintentionally reminding me to do so.

Friday February 10, 2006

Healthy appetite in frail frame

JUDGING from his physique, one will be forgiven to assume Sungai Pinang state assemblyman Teng Chang Khim eats on-the-go just to fill hungry pangs.

However, looks can be deceiving as Teng’s frail frame belies a healthy appetite for good food.
Whenever he is hungry or that he wants to treat friends to a hearty meal, the state opposition leader cum lawyer heads over to his favourite restaurant.

Teng calls the Gold Leaf Village Restaurant in Jalan Batu Tiga Lama, Klang his “no-frills-gem-of-a-find”.

Teng (centre) and his “makan buddy” Lim Lip Suan (right) chatting about the food with restaurant owner Tan (left).

“Food is tasty and the price, reasonable,” he said.

“The steamed fish head, with ginger, bird’s eye chilli and onion is a must-order for me.

“I come to this restaurant at least four times a month, either alone, with friends or with my mother-in-law for a hearty family meal,” said Teng.

He claims he had eaten steamed fish head elsewhere but nothing compares to the dish here.

“The flesh is succulent and is able to absorb the flavour of the seasonings.

“There is also no strong fishy smell. Very nice,” he said.

Another dish that catches his fancy at this restaurant is the Stewed Pork Slices with beancurd and hardboiled eggs.

The dish is stewed for several hours each morning to ensure the mixture of pork slices, beancurd and eggs are able to absorb fully the spices in the stew sauce.

“When you eat this dish with rice, its just so delicious,” said Teng as restaurant owner Danny Tan sauntered over to enquire if the food for the day was all right.

Teng said Tan’s friendliness was another plus factor that makes him frequent the place. Teng likes the personal attention as he is assured the dishes he orders will be prepared to his liking.

Tan also introduces new dishes to Teng regularly.

For instance, Teng was sceptical when Tan asked him to try the Fish Fillet Stewed with Big Peanuts.

Teng never misses his Fish Head dish but admitted that the recommended new dish was equally delicious.

“I might skip my Fush Head dish once in a while,” he said.

“Again, the fish has been well marinated with the sauce and the peanuts are just nice and tender,” he said.

Tan said his shop was noted for its 10 types of fish specialities and that customers just loved its long opening hours.

The restaurant is popular among its lunch crowd and weekend family get-togethers.
n GOLDEN LEAF VILLAGE RESTAURANT, 45 Jalan Satu, Kaw 16, Off Jalan Batu Tiga Lama, Berkeley Town Centre, Klang (Tel:03-3342 2239). Business Hours: Daily, lunch (8am-3pm); dinner (6pm-10pm). "

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