Steamed Fish Head @ Jalan Chan Sow Lin, KL

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The best places for food are a little dingy, not so well lit.. and LOUD! Take the sounds of the people serving, the people eating, fresh fish being gutted, human stomach’s rumbling, scarp metal yards nearby clanging .. and you’ll have before you a ‘ makeshift shack-off the beaten path’ eating experience you won’t soon forget.
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Steamed fish head is what everyone here is sitting around waiting for… It doesn’t matter if you are in your office shirt and tie.. suffering in the heat is worth the wait for an uninterrupted moment alone with this sweet, sweet fish. Be it hot and spicy, beany or just plain steamed in garlic, this fish is good.

If you can stomach it (ahem, forgive pun!) be sure to try the cheong cheng,(brown bean paste) fish head with fish gut.. damn shiok!

A respectable (I wouldn’t go so far as to call it a large) portion for two of this Song Yee Tau will set you back anywhere between RM18 .00 to RM40.00, depending on the size of the fish. Ours cost us RM21.00.

The other place that Cumi & Ciki like for the Song Yee Tau is on Old Klang road. Here the fish portions are huge and the Petai Assam sauce is fantastic! Again, stall/roadside eating at its best. Check it out if you live in PJ and don’t want to venture into the heart of KL for your fish-fix!

Who else ate here?
Steamed Fish Head Food Stall,
Jalan 3, off Jalan Chan Sow Lin,
Off Sungai Besi,

MSG levels:moderate
Salt levels: high
Cleanliness:4/10 (part of the appeal 😛 )


  • Big Boys Oven says:

    I just love stemed fish head, just awesoem , full of gastronomy!

  • thule a.k.a leo says:

    Yup… heard of this place for ages. The only thing is that I never thought of this place everytime I looked for food… I wonder how, I wonder why 🙂

  • Precious Pea says:

    I love those gelatinous part of the fish head…so yummy!!

  • Nic (KHKL) says:

    when are we going clubbing again??
    i’m sooo missing basement jaxx’s “where’s your head at” lah! ;D

    sing a “song of head”! yummy!

  • Selba says:

    I’ve never eaten fish head! I just feel too scare to see any kind head’s animal on my plate, hehehe…

  • "Joe" who is constantly craving says:

    ohhh this 1 meant to b nearby my house…off jln sg besi…aiyaya…

    i wan some too!

  • UnkaLeong says:

    Nic : Funny, Vengaboys, “we like to party” come to mind when I dream of the bus trip on the 5th of June 😉

  • CUMI & CIKI says:

    fan of the fishhead too huh;)

    why is everyone leaving SONG posts today.. haha

    same here! and the fatty bits

    huh? haha, erm OK!

    LOL.. so cute.. u mean chicken or fish head oso cannot ar? what a kind soul!

    didn’t know u stayed around there.. i suppose the subject never came up huh? only rock size:P

    is this trip for real or not?! (are you and nic on drugs are.. talking weird language) 😛

  • foodbin says:

    the boiled free range chicken is delicious too!

  • Tummythoz says:

    There’re 3 stalls along the same road, right? Long time no go wonder if d one that served delicious yong-tau-fu and kau-yuk (braised pork belly + yam) still in business.

  • Bangsar-bAbE says:

    Cheong cheng fish head…shiokness indeed! And yes, there’s nothing like eating it at roadside stall! =D

    The trip should be for real mar…FBB and bald eagle so gung ho about it that day! ;P

  • mimid3vils says:

    I donno how to appreciate fish head although many ppl said it has smooth flesh 😛

  • Chaokar says:

    i’m in the office now, thinking about a bowl of white rice and the steamed fish.


    this is so torturing !

  • Lyrical Lemongrass says:

    I can join u there for lunch. when ar, ms cheese?

  • backStreetGluttons says:

    We have consistently rated these 2 CSL style heads as da best
    Chinese styled heads there are.

    As usual sometimes they are not what you would have expected ( hopefully not when your in-laws are there , by golly ) , as when yesterday nights the banjirs and the express mud comes in

  • Stuck In MN says:

    Hey what does “shiok” mean?

  • qwazymonkey says:

    @FBB Thank heavens I do not have to go on that vengaboys bus ride. would probably die along with the crazy frog, aqua, and all the other skanky Scandinavians!

    @Cumi bring me there please…

  • fbb says:

    qwazymoney, err….why u referring to me? u meant unkaleong ah?

    oooh, fish head. not a fan…but can eat la

  • CUMI & CIKI says:

    i am speechless.. nic! qwazy! unkaleong! what r u guys on about?! ru commenting in secret fish code ar?:P

  • Lyrical Lemongrass says:

    Fish code…I thot that was only restricted to the girls? Wot road trip with vengaboys? Not nirvana band? Why the change and why wasn’t I informed????

  • CUMI & CIKI says:

    yea i heard! next time..;)

    yes, tts the one!


    lol.. either u lk it, or u dont.. 🙂

  • CUMI & CIKI says:

    is that really ur user name?! cute! haha
    erm… poor u.. go get urself some fishhead:)

    anytime baby

    yes lar:P

  • CUMI & CIKI says:

    aiiyo.. more fish code..

    your boy has lost a screw lar:P

    stop contributing to the madness pls .. hahahaha

  • worldwindows says:

    Song yue tau and wan yue mei a useful mantra for the fish lovers. Looks so fresh!

  • thenomadGourmand says:

    i work like 1 road get my ass out of the office n explore tis are a bit..

  • qwazymonkey says:

    @ciki: so? is mean what? U bringing me there for some fish or not?

  • CUMI & CIKI says:

    it is fresh! yums

    looks lk have to call Joe, LL and you .. the more the merrier:P

    yes la.. u also 😛

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