June 15, 2014

Woo Pin Fish Head Noodles 湖滨鱼头米 @ Taman Danau Desa

A typical Sunday morning calls for a good brunch.

I woke up feeling very chinese today and decided to satisfy my cravings for Fish Head Noodles - a dish I have not had in a long long while... In fact, I miss the BEST fish head noodles (which is not open on Sundays) :3

So, Woo Pin Fish Head Noodles at Taman Danau Desa will have to do. I've been here a couple of times over the past years, and I'd say that this is second best, as compared to Goon Wah's. 

The shop's out front

It was a 20-minute drive from Subang. By the time we got there, it was close to noon. The place was crowded, but the staff were prompt with helping us get seats at a table shared with other diners. BTW, it is a stated rule that "all tables are to be shared". LOL

Placed our order and food was served within the next 15 minutes.

If you fancy a quick and hasty meal without having to watch out for fish bones whilst enjoying your meal, then the order of Fish Paste Noodles will be a favourite.

The noodles were rightly cooked, not overly done; whereas the soup was a perfect match to the fish paste and bouncy vermicelli noodles. They were also generous with their toppings!

Priced at RM9 for a small bowl, it was served with a generous amount of tomatoes, fried shallots and spring onions as toppings. The soup is available, with or without milk (I'd suppose it's Carnation Milk). We preferred the creamy kinda soup base, and mann, it tasted of natural sweetness! Y'know the kind when you've boiled then double-boil it further to optimise the fragrant from the pork/fish. 

Also, a point to note is that they only have one type of noodle, i.e. thin vermicelli. I personally prefer the thick kind, which is available at Goon Wah! ;)

Overall, portion wise was fantastic! The BF even thought this was the big bowl that he was savouring. lol!

Verdict: 8/10


On to my order... I had the Woo Pin Fried Fish Head Noodles.

Typically, I do not mind spending time picking out fish bones during my meal. But I requested for fried fish parts that have more meat instead of the fish head. More worth it...

Verdict: The soup base chose was the same as the fish paste's. Overall verdict: 6/10.

I personally prefer to have my fish head noodles with fresh fish. When asked whether fried or fresh fish was recommended, the waiter recommended the "fried" one immediately. This gave me an impression that their fish are not fresh, hence, prioritised recommendation would be fried ones to cover up the unfreshness. To further prove my point, I've ordered their fresh fish head noodles before and the fish had hints of fishy-ness.

Even after I was done with my meal of fried fish noodles, I could feel the fish stench on my lips. Major turn off. Heh!

This is why I'd dub this as second best. 

Also, I requested for them to separate my pieces of fried fish from my soupy noodles in order to preserve the crisp. Unfortunately, the fried fish pieces were served IN my noodles causing it to be soggy. I immediately asked for a bowl to separate the fishes.

It took me 20 minutes to finish up my meal whilst the BF took only 5-10minutes to finish his bowl of fish paste noodles haha :D


What's a noodles dish without some kick-a$$ chilli??
At Woo Pin, they have their infamous spicy sambal that's grinded with bird's eye chilli (aka chilli padi). The spicyness was acceptable for me, but overall taste, Goon Wah's remain the best!


Woo Pin is evidently catered for fish lovers as they serve only fish dishes, some of which are fried fish cake or fried "fu zhuk". I'm not a big fan of such, hence I stuck to my usual orders. What a bore... :P

Woo Pin's opening hours amd food prices according to sizes of order

This shop is located one row behind the famous Korean BBQ restaurant, Seoul Korea.
Along Old Klang Road, just follow the sign board towards Taman Desa. Once you're in the area, turn left when you see an abandoned school. The school will then be located on your right. Then, turn right at the first traffic light and immediately after that, turn upwards to your left. Woo Pin will be on your right at the end of the row of shophouses.

If my instructions aren't helpful enough, you can always google map/Waze your way there! :D

Woo Pin Fish Head Noodles:
Jalan 1/109F, Taman Danau Desa, 58100 Kuala Lumpur

Till then, let's fish our way through the coming week... Looking forward to the next weekend already. Meh!