Ah Wang Bakuteh @ Old Klang Road – Oh, for the love of Fish Head!

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We were on our way here (Jalan Kuchai Lama), to eat this (Cao Cao Lamb), when something far more interesting and distracting caught our eye..

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Actually, everytime we drive past this place and see the crazy number of cars lined outside, the energetic, gesticulating old men who help park the cars and the massive sea of people eating at this outdoor restaurant, we always swear we will be back to try the food. Somehow, we never manage to get to this restaurant… Today, finally, was our day!

See what I mean.. We had to look real hard to find a place to sit. No one cares as they are just too busy looking at their plates and wolfing down their food…
Tables everywhere even under the bridge…

You know the food should be good, if people are reluctant to put down their bowls even when standing.. !

So what is the specialty here? Two things.

Bakuteh and Fish Head (done any way you like)!


Since the lady told us that the small fish was completely finished and they just had medium size left (like for 4 persons!), we had to go easy on the Bakuteh.

We ordered a small bakuteh for two…

The pork ribs were good. Sweet and chunky with a real meaty taste. The soup was average. Not herbally at all. Just porky. Not bad, but not knock your socks off, great , either.

RM8.00 for 6 pieces of small pai kuat! A bit steep.



Then came our huge fish. So, two of us had to finish this fish for four. Not an easy task but when the aroma of the fish caught our noses, we decided we were up for the challenge!

The Assam sauce was fantastic. Sour, spicy with that KILLER petai stink, that packed a chlorophyll punch at the end! Even if you don’t eat the petai per se, the smell still permeates the entire sauce and fish. Fantastic… do not miss this Assam version, I tell ya.

Speaking to the boss lady, they only serve one type of fish here, and it’s for the fish head. It is affectionately known as Soong Yui Tau, and is a reared fish… not wild. The flesh while super sweet and chunky, lacks a little bit of that tautness that you get in wild fish. No matter, all in all the Assam fish was still damn fresh and good!

Soong Yui Tau – RM24.00 (medium sized – ideal for 4 persons to share)

Don’t worry .. if you miss dinner, this place stays open till 4.00am! We did not leave till every last fatty, slithery, neuronal bit was sucked out of that fish head (by me!)

Walking back to the car, we saw some interesting sights… This was one of them..

A streetcar named Excellent… (note the dent :P)

Ah Wang Bakuteh,

Batu 4 1/2, Jalan Kelang Lama,

Kuala Lumpur

Tel: 013 -228 2288


Fish Head:7/10

Service: Fast! (eventhough packed)

MSG levels : high in the BKT soup

Salt levels: moderate


  • Julian Si says:

    Can always count on you two for the most interesting and obscure eating places!!!


  • "Joe" who is constantly craving says:

    fish head it is then..is this on the way to cao cao grill lamb ar??…shio shiok…i think that fish head shud b no problem la..

  • Lyrical Lemongrass says:

    Damn, I think I can eat the whole fish head by myself! Looks delicious! Got any landmarks ar?

  • CUMI & CIKI says:


    yea, its on the way to cao cao lamb… look out for the crowd and cars.. u can’t miss it.
    i think u can finish that fish head all by yourself la 😛

  • CUMI & CIKI says:

    haha, was just telling joe – he could probably eat it all himself. the fish looks small in the photo but it’s really pretty huge!

    erm, landmark would be on Old Klang Road heading to Jln Kuchai Lama (FGA), you will see this crowded area under the flyover.. many people eating there and many cars!

  • PureGlutton says:

    The BKT certainly looked uninspiring. But the fish head is another story eh… with petai too! Yummms!

  • Petrina says:

    Hey thanks for trying out that “stall under the overhead bridge”. That’s what I’ve been refering to it as and I always wonder what’s so special about that place everytime we drive past. It’s just 5 mins away from my house so I’m looking forward to trying it out soon!

    And I used to frequent CaoCao Lamb too! Havent been there in a while though. The wantan mee stall next to it is also really good.

  • Precious Pea says:

    Jotting this down and heading to this place soon. The assam fish…fuyoh..am drooling oledi.

  • Penang Tua Pui says:

    OMG.. look at he fish head… look at the chin………

    i will target the chin and cheek every time there is fish head…. yum yum

    sure need to make a trip to KL liao like that….

    anyone wan to be our tour guide?

  • MochaSourcream says:

    This place is always crowded… every time I passed by, so never got round to trying it out…

    Guess it’s time to make it a point to eat here… The fish looks delicious….

  • babe_kl says:

    gosh, i want the fish and petai!!! dun wan order BKT can or not??? :p aiks but still need to order BKT if my boiboi follows us 🙁

  • CUMI & CIKI says:


    hi and thanks for stopping by! wow, so close to your home huh? we haven’t tried that wantan mee shop, thx for the tip!

    fuyoh indeed! haha

    so.. you are a cheek and chin(?) guy huh? lol.. i didn’t know fish had chins..

    now we realise, it’s not just us! i guess quite a few ppl pass this way but have not tried the fish!

  • Big Boys Oven says:

    hahahahaha it was EXCELLENT!
    We wanted to stop at this place many time but we always end up at the happy garden BKK!

  • Val says:

    if u see a place like this where it is somehow crowded and pack with pples – it’s a good indication of fantastic food outlet!

    There r some places like this in K.K, the looks is not much, but pple r flocking in.. and it’s very seldom to go there without to que.

    Wan-wan restaurant is one of them.

  • Life for Beginners says:

    Oh, but I do eat petai, especially when it has that KILLER petai stink! 😀

  • Shell says:

    Ithe fish head size is really big ..we unable to finish it ~

  • CUMI & CIKI says:

    of course you don’t have to order BKT if you don’t want to;)

    really? time to give this fish head a try!

    I LOVE wan wan! love the tomyam fish paste noodle.. lol.. I also love the beverly fish head noodles (kadazan brothers)

    ooo.. pity the person kissing u.. hahaha

    i agree!

  • worldwindows says:

    Fantastic ambiance. Even under the super-girders. The beauty (food) and the beast (hawker’s food) of Malaysian food.

  • J2Kfm says:

    wah that one fish head ah? hahaha .. looks like a whole fish.

    and PETAI?!!! who serves fish with petai one? so creative lah! next we’ll have pork ribs with petai, chicken petai curry … oh the possibilities ….

  • Nic (KHKL) says:

    OMG!!! bkt and assam fish at the same time! multiple orgasms!!

    EXCELLENT! (on the report, not the car…hehehe)

  • Simon Seow says:

    Nice, can come try when I work night shift.

  • CUMI & CIKI says:

    beauty & the beast eh? lol.. didn't think of it that way before.. hmmm

    the petai sauce is out of this world. u'l probably end up draining the sauce dry.. like us!

    hahaha.. that car – hillarious! couldn't believe my eyes

    hello! thanks for dropping by:) u work night shift .. poor u .. better feed that tum with asam fish and hot BKT soup (but don't fall asleep)

  • jasmine says:

    i have noticed this place and wondered what they served… thanks to you, now i know and should be heading there soon! 😛

  • CUMI & CIKI says:

    cool! enjoy ur fish !

  • Tummythoz says:

    EeeEeEEee petai! Hopefully they do special request – asam WITHOUT stinko beano.

  • CUMI & CIKI says:

    ah.. not a petai lover.. i geddit.. well, they will probably just pick the petai off, coz i reckon the sauce is made in a huge pot… lol… thing is, the petai smell’s so strong, ur still gonna feel it all OVER!

  • backStreetGluttons says:

    this looks like a massive hideout for meat n fish body and headhunters , why you never call us one ? We wanna bring a TV crew to introduce a brand new eating sensation
    ( the C & C lah , fittest and slimmest and da eatingness )
    LOL !

  • mimid3vils says:

    Hubby tried b4 but he said normal only so should I drag him bring me go there?

  • fatboybakes says:

    terror la you, can find this kind of place oso. oooh, petai, my favouritest bean! i’m sold!!!
    at first i thought it was fish head IN bak kut teh.

  • CUMI & CIKI says:

    Head n body headhunters.. That’s us! Lol

    Which one was so-so? Bkt or fish head? we found the fish really yum

    Fish head in bkt.. Eew.. Lol.. Asam was goooood

  • thule a.k.a leo says:

    OK… I am going here definitely.. even though quite far from BU!

  • joycy says:

    haha, we’ll find good food in the weirdest of places

  • sc says:

    fish looks yums to the max! oh did u try cao cao in the end? very delicious grilled lamb…

  • vkeong says:

    at first I thought that dude was RPK!

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