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Setapak Teochew Restaurant

It’s worth braving the occasionally crusty service at Setapak Teochew Restaurant for its fish balls.
ADDRESS
283–5 Jln. Pahang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The Overview

It's worth braving the occasionally crusty service at Setapak Teochew Restaurant for its fish balls. More often than not, fish balls have the taste and consistency of a squash ball, but here, they're ethereally light, tender and redolent of the ocean. They're not the only piscine draw at this 97-year-old eatery. Look out for crackly skinned, deep-fried fish cake served with piquant homemade chilli sauce and silver pomfret steamed with preserved mustard, ginger, tomatoes and sour plums. Beehoon is another specialty: wok-charred with sliced fish cake, cabbage, minced pork and cracklings, or fried crisp as a bed for squid, petite prawns and choy sum in a gingery gravy shot through with egg threads. And leave room for dessert: the restaurant began as a bakery and its flaky mooncakes (available year-round—choose from red bean, mung bean, or bean-and-preserved vegetable) are justifiably popular.

Tel: +60 3 4023 8706

 

Published on Mar 26, 2010

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