Saturday, 10 August 2013

Moon Kee Section 17 Fish Head Noodles, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia

Moon Kee Section 17 Fish Head Noodles, Petaling Jaya
Moon Kee Section 17 Fish Head Noodles

Moon Kee Section 17 Fish Head Noodles


The latest spot to open in Section 17 is Moon Kee Section 17 Fish Head Noodles. With a chef passionate about fresh ingredients and a cool clean location, the outlet is set for success.

Light grey and charcoal tiles mark the floor and, orange and red walls attempt to brighten the space with a slight Mexican hacienda feel. Dark wood tables are simply set with fresh floral arrangements and drop down filament-exposed light bulbs hang above the kitchen counter. It’s air-conditioned within, but there’s also a front patio for those who prefer the warmth.

Moon Kee Section 17 Fish Head Noodles, Petaling Jaya
Interior
Chef KM Lau is the man running the show. He started cooking at an age of 16 and built up a fine career working as the executive chef of well-reputed Chinese restaurants in Kuala Lumpur. About five years ago he was involved in a tragic car accident where he broke and lost mobility of his left arm, leaving him unable to manipulate the wok, a key tool in Chinese cookery.

Determined not to abandon his passion, he’s slowly been reactivating his culinary service to the community through his own stall in the Section 17 market. A steady stream of followers, lining up daily for his famous fish head noodle soups, has created enough demand for Chef KM to open up his own restaurant. Moving just a few minutes away, Moon Kee Section 17 Fish Head Noodles is now located in Jalan 19/3, in Section 19 in the same strip as the famous Chinese Vegetarian place, Milion Dolar.

Moon Kee Section 17 Fish Head Noodles, Petaling Jaya
Fish Head Noodles
A simple menu, focusing on his specialty, offers a number of versions of fishy noodle soups and fried fish. Sourcing ingredients personally, every morning fresh from the local market, is something Chef KM insists on to bring only the best to his customers.

The must try dishes are the Milky Noodle Soups. Laced with evaporated milk to give the ivory hue and, generous splashes of high quality rice wine adding a distinctive aroma, the broth can be addictive. For fans of a sourish tang, ask for an added dash of rice wine. Filled with vermicelli (thin rice noodles) and fresh herbs, choose either deep fried four finger threadfin (RM9) or poached fish head (RM12) to complete the meal.

Moon Kee Section 17 Fish Head Noodles, Petaling Jaya
Milky Noodle Soup with Poached Fish Head (RM12)
Other simple, yet filling soup dishes are as follows:

Noodle Soup with Sliced Abalone and Fish Ball (RM7.50)

Moon Kee Section 17 Fish Head Noodles, Petaling Jaya
Noodle Soup with Sliced Abalone and Fish Ball (RM7.50)

Noodle Soup with Poached Pomfret (RM15)

Moon Kee Section 17 Fish Head Noodles, Petaling Jaya
Noodle Soup with Poached Pomfret (RM15)

Noodle Soup with Fish Maw and Fish Ball (RM7.50)  (Fish maw are gas filled internal organs, full of collagen, making them popular with the ladies. They take a lot of preparation to be ready for consumption and are considered a luxury item amongst the Chinese. When well prepared they have a slippery, soft feel.)

Moon Kee Section 17 Fish Head Noodles, Petaling Jaya
Noodle Soup with Fish Maw and Fish Ball (RM7.50)
A handful of light snacks add variety. Deep Fried Fish Cakes (RM5.50) are made by a family friend ensuring quality and a home-style recipe. The skin is salty and the texture juicy yet firm. They’re almost bouncy in the mouth, which apparently is an excellent quality as these were reordered twice at our table.  

Moon Kee Section 17 Fish Head Noodles, Petaling Jaya
Deep Fried Fish Cakes (RM5.50)
Deep Fried Garoupa (RM15) is another side option very well executed. Golden and light, the batter crisped in the mouth and was so thin the fish was allowed the spotlight.

Moon Kee Section 17 Fish Head Noodles, Petaling Jaya
Deep Fried Garoupa (RM15)
For the freshest of soups and superb fried fish, Moon Kee is worth a visit. If you live in the city, head out here on the weekend to avoid traffic. If you live on the PJ side of town, lucky you!

Reason to visit: milky noodle soups, super fresh broths and ingredients, fried fish

Moon Kee Section 17 Fish Head Noodles
48 Jalan 19/3
Section 19
46300 Petaling Jaya
Malaysia
+6 03 7954 1518
Facebook: Moon Kee Fish Head Noodles
Opening Hours 8am – 8pm daily. Two rest days a month.
Near the famous Chinese vegetarian restaurant Milion Dolar


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11 comments:

  1. this is quite near where I stay, I should check it out soon :D

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  2. I need this now! especially the deep fried fish cake.

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  3. Although I love fish noodles, I don't fancy having a fish head in it; it's more because I'm lazy to separate the meat from the bones.

    The deep fried fish cake looks just as tasty. =)

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  4. Fresh fish, the magic phrase! The offerings here look absolutely splendid, and the prices are enticing too. Now we know where to get a satisfying bowl of fish head noodles in PJ =)

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  5. Lovely, the fish head noodles in KL are different compared to those found in Penang, no evaporated milk will be added for our version, and of course, no pickled mustard nor rice wine too :(

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  6. I think I will have the poached pomfret!

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  7. Those noodle soups are DELISh..one better than the other!

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  8. Hi, this looks delicious but is this HALAL for muslims?

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  9. My Malay friends asked if there are pork used in the soup or servings.They want to try.

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  10. My Malay friends asked if there are pork used in the soup or servings.They want to try.

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