Friday, October 29, 2010

Chong Fatt Cafe

What used to be a sad looking Chinese restaurant went through a massive renovation period and emerged as a Hong Kong-style cafe. The main restaurant had been moved further down the main road. Anyway, the selling point of this cafe is the fish head noodles. It comes in many varieties with slightly different ingredients. It also has an extensive HK kind of drinks menu.
With a handful of choices, I picked the most expensive one, Fresh Water Prawn in Fish Head Beehoon (RM15.80) and a Jasmine Tea (RM3.90) to go with it. Normally, fish head noodles in KL have a dash of evaporated milk which I feel is sacrilege in Chinese cooking so I opt without it.
The noodles came quick enough and steaming hot too. It smelt of Chinese wine which I loved. It had one prawn and about four pieces of fried fish head. The soup was tasty but I felt it didn't have quite enough taste of fresh fish.
Here's another closer look at the prawn and fish. The fish didn't taste oily and I felt it was fresh enough. I couldn't finish much of the beehoon since the serving was quite substantial. They also have other tidbits that you can order while you leech onto their WiFi. 

I have to say the Jasmine Tea was too sweet for my liking and no different from other places like Station One and Kim Gary. I don't mind coming again for the noodles but next time I'll try the Fish Head Noodles With Fish Maw.

Chong Fatt Cafe
18 & 20, Jalan 2/50C,
Setapak Indah Jaya,
Off Jalan Genting
53300 KL
Tel: 03 4023 1088
Opening hours: 10am-11pm

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