Mun Kee Steam Fish Head
[Non-halal] Restoran Mun Kee Steam Fish Head 文记鱼头王蒸鱼头 is a popular spot in Taman Gembira for steamed fish head, and other dai chow dishes.
We found that the Chinese restaurant offers great value for money, and we were quite pleased with the dishes we tried too.
Restoran Mun Kee Steam Fish Head 文记鱼头王蒸鱼头 in Taman Gembira
While Mun Kee Steam Fish Head has a few branches in Puchong, PJ, and Pudu – this branch in Taman Gembira is probably the most popular one for the chain.
The setup is also pretty simple. While Mun Kee operates as a roadside shack – we found the space quite comfortable and reasonably clean as well.
What caught our eye was the huge stacks of metal trays where fishes are steamed over fire.
Do come early as the space was already full at 6pm on a Saturday evening, but we were able to get a table after 10 minutes since we were just a party of two (do make reservations or come early if you have a big group).
Steamed Fish Head 松魚頭 with Ginger
The steamed Song fish head 松魚頭 is the most popular order here at Mun Kee Steam Fish Head, with a few varieties of styles offered – soy sauce, black bean, ginger, Nyonya and black bean.
We decided to go with the Ginger Steamed Fish Head. For RM36, the dish was great value for money.
We reckon the fish head weight about 750g – and there was plenty of flesh to feed the both of us.
More importantly, the fish was actually fresh and sweet and cooked just nicely.
We also found the ginger paste to be reasonably tasty – nothing mind-blowing but quite comparable to the one served at our regular haunt – Lan Je Steamed Fish. In other words – it had a decent ginger kick with enough soy sauce to complement the spiciness.
We just wished they added some cut chilli padi for a bit of spicy kick.
Choy Poh Tofu 菜脯豆腐
The Choy Poh Tofu 菜脯豆腐 (tofu with preserved radish – RM17 for small) here was pretty good too.
The tofu was fresh and soft, with a nice crispy skin. But the kicker was the good mix of preserved radish and cut chilli in the soy sauce base.
The Claypot Kangkung (RM17) is a popular order here. We are not surprised as the kangkung was served fresh and crispy, and flavoured with lots of dried shrimps, chillies, and onions.
The claypot definitely gave a bit of wok hei and kept the dish warm, and we liked the addition of fresh prawns into the mix.
However, parts of the dish was quite heavily salted – so do give the veggies a good mix before partaking.
Overall, we enjoyed our meal here. Our bill came up to RM74.80 – which we thought was decent considering the size of the fish head and the portion for the other two dishes as well.
Hence, we are not surprised that Mun Kee Steam Fish Head is a popular dinner spot in the area.
Mun Kee Steam Fish Head 文记鱼头王蒸鱼头
Address: 43-A, Jalan Lazat 1, Taman Gembira, 58200 Kuala Lumpur
Hours: 11am-3pm, 5pm-9.30pm Daily
Phone: 010-310 4727
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