[Pork-free] Fancy some salmon with your noodles?
We recently visited Norway Salmon Fish Head Noodles in Kepong, Kuala Lumpur after watching one of Elmo Lee‘s videos.
As its name suggests, the restaurant serves Norwegian salmon with its noodles, instead of the usual grouper or flounder fishes you find in fish head noodle dishes elsewhere in the Klang Valley.
Fish Head Noodles in Kepong
We arrived at about 11-ish on a Saturday morning with hungry stomachs. Like many good restaurants in Kepong, this one has a simple, open-air set-up with plastic chairs and tables nicely spaced out between one another.
We promptly ordered a bowl of salmon fish head noodles and two bowls of fish fillet noodles (one with milk and the other without).
Salmon Fish Head Noodles
The Fish Head Salmon (RM11) arrived with four big pieces from the head, which we thought was a generous portion.
The broth, containing mustard greens, ginger slices and tomato wedges, was rich in umami. The evaporated milk helped temper down the sour notes from the broth base, resulting in a nice balance of savoury and sweet.
Our thick vermicelli noodles was cooked al dente and had a nice bite to it, which was the perfect texture for this dish.
Fish Fillet with Milk
On to the other two!
The Fish Fillet Noodles with milk (RM14) came with half a steak of fish fillet. It wasn’t a large portion but was decent enough for its price point. We liked that the fish was served separately on a plate, to preserve its crispiness. The fillet was cooked nicely with the right amount of moistness in its flesh.
The dollop of tartar sauce that comes on the side of the plate made for a nice tangy accompaniment. It made us feel like we were eating a separate Western dish altogether.
Fish Fillet without Milk
The Fish Fillet Noodles without milk (RM14) was for Ming (who cannot stomach much milk). This bowl’s sour notes from the mustard greens and spiciness from the ginger slices was much more pronounced in the absence of lactose.
Ming enjoyed it as it made the bowl a lot less rich (‘jelak’ in Malay) compared to the milk version, although Max prefers the milky version.
We also ordered Fish Cake (RM10) on the side after seeing it on many tables. However, we found the fish cake too salty and the skin under-fried, which resulted in the skin not being crispy enough compared to other similar fish cakes we have tried at other places.
Norway Salmon Fish Head Noodles also serves other choices for broths, such as curry, hot and sour soup as well as bitter gourd soup. Patrons can also opt for prawn noodles if they are not keen on salmon fish.
In short, Norway Salmon Fish Head Noodles serves decent fish head noodles and is a place we will return to if we find ourselves in the vicinity next time.
Prices are very decent and value for money, considering it is salmon after all. However, we would not go out of our way to come here just for this as there are pretty good options near our residential area.
Where is your favourite fish head noodle soup?
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Norway Salmon Fish Head Noodles
Address: G4, Jalan Jambu, Jinjang Selatan, 52000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Hours: 8am-3pm Daily
Phone: 010-432 6867