Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Kah Soh Fish Head Noodles @ Jalan Kasah, Medan Damansara

After reading reviews and hearing so much about the famed fish head noodle at Kah Soh, one can only ask for fish head noodle when you step inside the humble restaurant hidden in Jalan Kasah, Damansara.

However the hype is often uncalled for and in this case, it was definitely unnecessary. For one, the fish head noodles is not the sour and milky version that you would be accustomed to in the many restaurants that serve this.

What we have here is a rather clear and mild version, minus all the pickled vegetables. Abundant use of fried fish head pieces but that was it. On the bland side, this just left me scratching my head, wondering what the hype was all about.

Although they have made their name from the overhyped fish head noodles, fortunately they have also a few weapons up their sleeves.

The deep fried pig intestines. Crunchy with a capital C, with a hint of the obvious "pig" taste and smell, dipped in sweet sauce, its delicious with a capital D. Great to go with some cold beer and an awesome snack.

Looking into eating rice instead? Well there are a number of dishes you can try, including the ones we ordered that night.

The 4 heavenly kings, the ones that sent you right through to heaven when you smell it in the breath. More like send the ones that get a whiff of the after taste in your breath. It was good though, just avoid the tongue exercise to avoid any casualties.

Their bean curd was smooth or so i remember. Pardon the poor memory. Suitable for the young kids, easy to swallow and generous with the sauce.

Another smooth dish, the steam 3 eggs (chicken egg, salted egg and preserved egg). This was done well, no signs of oversteaming and loss of moisture.

When you are all full, you then look forward to desserts.

Kah Soh does a few "tong suis" and a deep fried pastry.

The red bean soup was not up to par. Didn't get the oomph of red beans i was looking for.

The peanut soup could have done with more peanuts than sugar. Although the thick paste was still a delight to sip on.

A rather oily deep fried pastry with lotus paste.

Not the greatest way to finish the dinner.

Address and contact details:

136, Jalan Kasah,
Medan Damansara
59490 KL

03 2093 0905

Verdict: 3 stars out of 5 stars. Fail to see what the hype was with the fish head noodles and the average tasting dishes did not justify the expectations i had in mind. Maybe it was an off day for me or maybe for the chef, who knows? Maybe i might risk another time, this time with no expectations and hype.


backStreetGluttons said...

If they can pull the great craver over then it must be a fantastika, for now the pre-hype becomes the realOne

Happy New Year !

Precious Pea said...

I know what you mean, nothing great about the fish head meehoon. They have another noodle dish that you might like....pork belly with egg noodle. Thinly sliced strips of pork belly deep fried till like bacon then caramelised it and stir fry with egg noodle. Not bad. Their deep fried pork stomach is my fav, oo, do try their shrimp paste fried chicken too.

By the way, i find them overpriced lah!

PureGlutton said...

I think this place is certainly over-rated and portions tend to be on the kiam-siap side. Visited them once before and didn't find any reason to go again.

Isabelle Marciana said...

I'd tried the kah soh fish head noodle.. it tastes really bad lol.. and overpriced too !

Isabelle Marciana said...

I'd tried the kah soh fish head noodle.. it tastes really bad lol.. and overpriced too !

zewt said...

this place is a bit pricy i think. by the way, have u been to the one in OUG? heard it's the best in town.

550ml jar of faith said...

Yeah, agree, the fish head noodles here are somewhat lacking. I found their Wat Tan Hor more palatable. Woo Pin in Taman Desa kicks Kah Soh's ass to the curb!

Nic (KHKL) said...

woah, fried pig stomach??? the bkt version is already so tempting..this one, woah, sure very shiok one!

Henry Yeo said...

Well....put it next to any Singapore version,
then come back and tell us which is better.
It would be a good diversion,
for a trip down to Singapore, you trendsetter.

Jackson said...

Happy new year bro!

mimid3vils said...

I thought it was suckling pig skin~~ o.O

xin said...

i pass by there almost everyday as it is just 5 mins walk from where i stay. never been there though, i assume it is pricey?

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

xin: 5 mins walk? so near? well can try la..since so nearby

mimi: hahah no wor..

jackson: same to you bro!

henry: expensive post haha

nic: damn shiok..

550ml: wah like tat need to try!

zewt: oug? no wor..ok need to cari also..

isabella: i agree..

pureglutton: looks like i m not alone hor..

pp: ok la..maybe go try the chicken..

bsg: happy new year poetic fren..

Jun said...

happy new yr joe!! my, wat a fishy end to a yr :P

may u hav a wonderful yr ahead!

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

jun: haha yes..a happy new year to you!

daphne said...

ewww. deep fried pig stomach isn't my thing at all!

A pity about the desserts though-esp the fried lotus pancake. I would hv liked that if it isn't that oily!

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

daphne: abit too exotic for dwn under isnt?

terri@adailyobsession said...

happy new year joe. tt pig's stomach looks yum :)

Life for Beginners said...

Ah well, another overrated restaurant. Fortunately it does not a totally bad experience make.

I wonder though, what will be the first OOMPH!! culinary experience you and other floggers will experience this year? The one that gets the word of mouth out there and has everyone rushing to it?

One waits... ;)

New Kid on the Blog said...

nothing good to shout about??? but the pic shows yummy !!! especially the desserts.

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

lob: ohhh i m waiting for that moment too..but at the palate is as dead as my brain..

new kid: hahaha isit?

ling239 said...

deep fried pig stomach...
i tot they are good at deep fried pig intestine ~ :p

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

ling239: oh yeah hor..crap! big mistake!