Moon Kee Fish Head Noodles 满记
[Non-halal] Moon Kee Fish Head Noodles is a popular spot for fish head noodles in PJ.
Located on a row of shophouses in Section 19 (and just across Kanna Curry House and Strangers at 47), Moon Kee has been operating here for almost a decade.
The restaurant is a partnership between Mr. Lau and Miss Chai – who have years of experience in the F&B industry. There is also a second branch of Moon Kee located in Balakong.
Moon Kee Fish Head Noodles in PJ
MoonKee offers two types of fish head noodles.
One is the KL-style fish head noodles which are cooked with tomatoes, preserved vegetables, and evaporated milk; and the other being the Teochew style with clear broth and seaweed as the soup base.
The former appears to be the most popular order here. During our visit, most of the tables were mainly filled with KL-style fish head noodles.
Moon Kee has a few options to go with your noodles. Threadfin and garoupa fishes are offered here in both deep-fried and poached versions, but you can also opt for fish maw, fish paste, fish cakes, and fish heads.
Interestingly, all of the soup bases are made with fish stock and do not contain any pork. However, Chinese wine is a key ingredient here.
Fried fish cakes
Whenever we visit a Fish Head Noodles shop, we always make it a point to order the Deep Fried Fish Cake (RM8.50).
In our experience, most of the Fish Head Noodle operators excel in making this dish, as fresh fish is often used to make this paste.
Moon Kee was no exception. We found the fish cake here to be delicious, as Moon Kee uses fresh sai to (wolf herring) fish to make the paste. It was savoury and juicy with a bouncy “QQ” texture. We liked the addition of some veggies in the paste for extra fragrance.
Milky Noodle Soup with Deep Fried Garoupa
How about the main dishes?
We found the Milky Noodle Soup with Deep Fried Garoupa (RM18.50) to be delicious!
The soup is really well-balanced in terms of flavour. It just had the right amount of tanginess from the preserved vegetables (ham choy) and tomatoes, with a hint of sliced ginger to cut through. There is also an addictive umami from the fish stock as the base.
We liked that the chef really coaxed the flavours out of the tomatoes and preserved vegetables, as they were cooked in a wok over high fire. The fried garoupa pieces were fresh and sweet, as these are sourced fresh daily from a supplier in Sekinchan.
We were also amazed that the fish were able to retain its crispy skin despite being submerged in the soup for some time.
Noodle Soup with Poached Garoupa
Ming opted for Noodle Soup with Poached Garoupa (RM18.50) sans evaporated milk.
Without the evaporated milk, we found the soup to have a more prominent preserved vegetable taste.
Nevertheless, we found the Poached Garoupa to be very fresh and sweet. They were also cooked just perfectly to yield a nice tender bite (and not rubbery at all).
If you’re looking for a good spot for Fish Head Noodles in PJ, Moon Kee is worth a visit.
We really enjoyed the fresh fish slices (in both fried and poached versions), and found the flavours or the milky broth to be very balanced. The fried fish cake was quite pleasing too. The bee hoon was also served al-dente, which is to our preference.
While it might not dethrone our top spot for Fish Head Noodles, we are happy to recommend Moon Kee.
Moon Kee Fish Head Noodles 满记
Address: 48, Jln 19/3, Seksyen 19, 46400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Hours: 9.30 am-7.30pm (Mon-Sat), 9.30am-4pm (Sun)
Phone: 03-7954 1518
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