I had been told that there is a very famous fish head noodles (rice vermicelli to be more accurate) at Taman Desa but I had never try it until my last visit to KL recently, my brother-in-law purposely brought us to this eatery to taste it out! Yeah... this particularly famous with its fish head beehoon's shop is named Woo Pin Fish Head Noodles Sdn Bhd, located at Jalan 1/109F, Taman Danau Desa, KL.
Don't be cheated by its signboard written "Ho A One Seafood Steamboat Restaurant". Trust me you can't find any steamboat there anymore. That would be the old signboard. Look for the green banners instead printed "Woo Pin Fish Head Noodles Sdn Bhd" which operate from 7.30am - 10.00pm daily and closed on Monday.
We went there on lunch time and it was shocking when I saw the influx of patrons flooding the shop. We were lucky to get one table soon enough without much waiting. Look at the notice on the wall saying "Please be informed that all tables are to be shared". It simply means if your table have spare seats, you need to share them with other customers. If your intention is to enjoy the food with your love one face2face without been disturbed, I think you better forget about it! Table for 4 is means to be for 4 and not for 2!
There are few variants of noodles combination you can order from. The most original one is the deep fried fish head with rice vermicelli in evaporated milk added broth. This is what I felt special about this food - evaporated milk been added to the soup which makes the taste so unique! However, the amount of milk added much contribute to its tastiness. Too much or less may spoil the taste.
Deep fried fish head is the best choice, but if you are in hurry, I would suggest you don't go for it because you need time to negotiate with the fish bones which appeared to be a lot! You wouldn't like the feeling of fish bone stuck in your esophagus, would you? For that reason, you can option for boneless fish paste version. These fish pastes are delicious as well, bouncy yet not that fishy, but I can assure you that deep fried fish head is still tastier!
For any reasons if you are not in favor of milky products, you can order the clear soup version. There are only 2 types of noodles you can choose from, either beehun or yee mee. Each bowl of fish head noodles with regular size priced RM6.50, certainly worth the money with the big portion and good quality of food.
Oh ya... if you are here, don't forget to try out their Foo Chuk Yee Mai (barley cooked with beancurd sheet and Ginkgo) as well. Heard they're well-known for this beverage. It's my first time had the drink and it was really tasty with strong egg fragrance! I believed eggs are part of the ingredients to produce the beverage. Each cup of Foo Chuk Yee Mai is RM2.00.
I will definitely go back to this shop and try the other version of noodles again if I have the chance in the future!