Hua Wang Steamed Fish Head

Tonight's dinner takes us to Hua Wang Steamed Fish Head (华旺蒸鱼头) near Klang Parade. The eatery used to operate in the residential area on the other side of Jalan Meru.
As the name implies, the Chinese restaurant specializes in Fish Head dishes. There are several cooking methods; we opted for Asam Fish Head (阿叁鱼头, RM32.00). The choice of fish is bighead carp (松鱼), a relatively affordable freshwater fish. The fish is served with sweet-and-spicy gravy, tomatoes and lady's fingers (okra).
Also served this evening is Oyster Sauce Hong Kong Kai Lan (蚝油香港芥兰, RM9.00). The vegetable leaf has glossy leaves, thick stems and yellow flower heads. Fried garlic serve to enhance the aroma of this steamed dish.
Bean Sprout & Salted Fish (蚝油芽菜咸鱼, RM9.00) is another popular and inexpensive dish. It is fried with oyster sauce.
The dishes at Hua Wang Steamed Fish Head are reasonably good. This explains why the restaurant is quite popular among locals. For our next visit, we should try other versions of Fish Head dishes such as Steamed Fish Head (清蒸鱼头), Ginger Fish Head (姜茸鱼头) and Bean Paste Fish Head (酱蒸鱼头).

Address: 26, Pelangi Avenue, Jalan Kelicap 42A, 41050 Klang, Selangor
Contact: 016-392-1260
Business hours: 5:30pm-10:00pm, closed on Tuesdays

Two Pesos

Two Pesos (两披索靓汤) is a famous hot pot restaurant in SS2, Petaling Jaya. Customers often have to wait in long queues during peak hours.
Originating in Taiwan, the restaurant's name reflects the fact that the two founders first met in the Philippines. Two Pesos claims to be the most popular hot pot restaurant chain in Taiwan.
Sacha Value Pot (沙茶经济锅, RM14.90) comes with pork, fried fish, fishcakes, crab sticks, tofu, mushrooms and vegetables. The soup is prepared from sacha paste (沙茶酱), which contains peanuts, dried shrimps, fish, garlic and shallots. The soup has a savory taste with mild spiciness. Soup refill is free of charge.
Next, Milky Seafood Pot (牛奶海鲜锅, RM22.80) contains fresh milk. This makes the soup tasty to the very last drop. Seafood ingredients included in the meal are fish, prawns, squids and clams. Meatballs, fishcakes, tofu, mushrooms and vegetables are provided too.
For each serving of hot pot, customers can choose between rice and noodle. One can also opt for Braised Pork Rice (卤肉饭) for RM3.90 extra. Meanwhile, recommended dipping sauces for hot pots are sacha paste, bean paste (豆辣酱) and chili sauce (辣椒酱).
We placed an order of Taiwanese Crispy Chicken (香脆盐酥鸡, RM8.90). The snack is deep-fried with a crispy coating made from flour, salt, sugar, pepper and chili powder. The bite-size chicken pieces come with fried basil leaves, pickled vegetables and chili sauce.
The food taste at Two Pesos is remarkably good. We look forward to tasting the Two Pesos Stone Pot (两披索石头锅) and Two Pesos BBQ Pot (双舞烧烤锅) during our next visit!

Address: 7, Jalan SS 2/67, 47300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Contact: 03-7865-2072
Business hours: 12:00pm-11:00pm


This article is part of my Ramadan 2020 compilation.

Special thanks to Summit Hotel Subang USJ for extending this food review invitation.

Summit Hotel Subang USJ is the next hotel to reveal its Ramadan buffet menu. The actual Warna Warni Ramadhan buffet dinners will be held at Oceania Buffet Restaurant. But for this evening, the preview event is held at the Grand Ballroom instead.
Malay appetizers typically include ulam-ulaman such as jantung pisang, ulam raja and daun pegaga. These raw vegetables are often eaten with condiments like budu and cincalok. As for kerabu (Malay salad), there are kerabu tanghoon, kerabu taugeh, kerabu kerang and more.
Nasi Briyani Gam Johor uses long-grain basmati rice. Basmati rice has a lighter texture and is not as starchy as jasmine rice. The rice is cooked with meat and a variety of spices.
Kari Kepala Ikan is a spicy curry dish that features deep-fried salmon heads. Apart from the fact that salmon heads do not have much meat, this dish is quite appealing. As for poultry, go for Gulai Ayam Cili Merah.
Ikan Bakar Kasturi Bersama Sos Tangkap Nangis is served with sambal kicap (spicy soy sauce) and air asam (tamarind sauce). And if you want something spicier, Daging Salai Masak Lemak Cili Api is a good choice for you.
Tulang Rusuk Bakar Dengan Sos Meletup Pedas is another interesting choice if you take beef. Meanwhile if you are fond of sea snails, go for Siput Sedut Masak Lemak Dengan Ubi Keladi.
Kambing Golek is served with roasted vegetables and condiments like black pepper and mushroom sauces. Make sure you get your helping early because the mutton depletes rapidly.
Popiah Basah is prepared at one of the many à la minute stations. The snack comprises of thin crêpes filled with sengkuang (jicama), omelettes, bean sprouts, peanuts, vegetables and sweet sauce.
The Goreng-Goreng station serves crispy fritters made of vegetables and anchovies. It is advisable to consume these fritters while they are still hot from the fryer.
Murtabak is filled with spiced chicken and fried on a griddle. The flatbread is customarily eaten with curry and pickled onions.
As for Western cuisine, the buffet line includes a counter that serves roast beef, grilled chicken, pasta, sandwiches, bruschetta and more.
Moving to the dessert counter, there are several types of cakes, mousses and French pastries. Of course, an iftar meal must include assorted Malay kuih and sweet soups like pengat pisang (banana & coconut milk soup) and bubur kacang hijau (mung bean soup).
Summit Hotel's Warna Warni Ramadhan buffet dinner will be served every evening from 27 April 2020 to 22 May 2020. The standard price is RM88.00 net for adults and RM40.00 net for children. For every 5 paying customers, the next person's meal is on the house! Also for a limited time, adult vouchers are on sale for RM68.00 net only.
Name: Oceania Buffet Restaurant
Address: Summit Hotel, Persiaran Kewajipan, USJ 1, 47600 Subang Jaya, Selangor
Contact: 03-8023-3000
Business hours: 7:00am-10:30am, 12:00pm-2:30pm (Monday-Friday), 12:00pm-4:00pm (Saturday-Sunday)
Coordinates: 3.05935 N, 101.59276 E
Directions: Summit Hotel Subang USJ is located near the intersection of Persiaran Kewajipan and Shah Alam Expressway (KESAS). The hotel shares the building with Summit USJ, a shopping mall. Oceania Buffet Restaurant is a restaurant next to the hotel lobby. The hotel has car parks in the basement levels.

Kampung Kitchen

This article is part of my Ramadan 2020 compilation.

Special thanks to ibis Kuala Lumpur City Centre for extending this food review invitation.

ibis Kuala Lumpur City Centre is a 4-star hotel in the heart of the national capital. The property is within a short walking distance from Petronas Twin Towers. Kampung Kitchen at Level 10 is the main restaurant in the hotel.
Our visit to Kampung Kitchen this evening is to review the Selera Kampung Dinner Buffet 2020, which will be served every evening from 23 April 2020 to 23 May 2020. The menu features traditional Malay recipes that evokes nostalgia of carefree countryside life.
For starters, Briyani Rice uses long-grain basmati rice flavored with lovely spices. The rice dish comes with roasted lamb legs and hard-boiled eggs. Briyani Rice goes well with Gulai Ayam Kampung.
Ketupat palas and nasi impit are often served during Ramadan. These rice snacks are often eaten with serunding ayam (chicken floss) and serunding daging (beef floss).
Some of the hot dishes this evening are Daging Masak Hitam and Chicken Curry. The former is too oily in my opinion.
Oxtail Soup is cooked with beef and a variety of spices. I recommend that you add succulent chunks of beef tendon and oxtail. If you do not take beef, go for some Herbal Chicken Soup instead.
Fried Noodle is another classic favorite. The dish is topped with red chili for aesthetic appeal.
Steamed Fish is well received too. The sea bass is flavored with savory Nyonya sauce.
Yong Tau Foo consists of tofu and vegetables filled with ground meat and fish paste. Vegetables used here are bitter gourds, eggplants and red chili peppers.
Finally for desserts, diners can indulge in assorted Malay kuih, cakes, tarts, jellies and cookies.
Apam balik is recommended too. The snack contains crushed peanuts, creamed corn and sugar. We do not really like the egg tarts because the pastry crust is not flaky enough.
Throughout the evening, the restaurant's ambience is lifted by the live performance of a 4-piece band. The musicians entertained the dining crowd with a number of festive Malay songs. The inclusion of Chinese and Indian oldies is truly unexpected!
The Selera Kampung Dinner Buffet 2020 at ibis Kuala Lumpur City Centre is priced at RM120.00 net per adult and RM30.00 net per child. For a limited time, the hotel is selling 2 adult vouchers for the price of 1. On top of that, get an extra buffet lunch voucher if you confirm your booking before 10 April 2020!
Name: Kampung Kitchen
Address: 32, Jalan Yap Kwan Seng, 50450 Kuala Lumpur
Contact: 03-2778-3388
Business hours: 6:30am-10:00pm
Coordinates: 3.16315 N, 101.71447 E
Directions: ibis Kuala Lumpur City Centre is a high-rise hotel at Jalan Yap Kwan Seng. The hotel is on the left if you are driving from Petronas Twin Towers. Kampung Kitchen is located at Level 10 of the hotel. The hotel has a multi-storey car park.