Thursday, October 8, 2015

Tong Kei Fish Head Noodles @ Taman Kheng Tian, Jelutong, Penang.

Enjoy a bowl of comforting, slurplicious Fish Head Noodles tucked in the serene neighborhood of Taman Kheng Tian. Tong Kei sees a steady flow of returning customers keep coming back for their signature hearty milky Fish Head Bee Hoon. While the flavor is classic and timeless, Tong Kei did introduce a delightful twist by serving their home-made dip specifically for the Fish Head Bee Hoon. Tong Kei does not have a large menu to offer... just a few variant of Fish Head Bee Hoon or Porridge with reasonable price tags. The setting of the place is however, simple and without unnecessary frills; a decent place to get a quick fix.

Tong Kei dishes out their Fresh Fish Noodles/ 鲜鱼米粉汤 (Rm 7.80) with an attitude; they do not provide chopped Bird's Eye Chilies but instead... a concoction made of Spring Onions, Garlic, Shallots, Ginger and Chilies... with a hint of Oyster Sauce. On the noodles, the soup was extremely creamy and milky; served with Tofu and fresh Tomatoes. It has a nary of Fish stench but we thought the milky flavor overwhelmed the overall flavor. Their home-made dip however, adds another layer of dimension to the dish. Not the perfect milky Fish Head Bee Hoon I had but comfortable enough for a casual meal on a chilly rainy day.

If milky Fish Head Bee Hoon sounds too creamy for you, go for their Steamed Fish with Hor Fun/ 班片蒸河粉 (Rm 7.80). The slightly chewy but smooth Hor Fun was steamed together with fresh Fish Fillet but we did not like the fact that they were overly drenched with Soy Sauce; it was a tad too salty to our liking. Otherwise, the dish would be a comfortable one if served with some hot Chilies.

Taste: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Service: 6.5/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Price: 7.5/10 (1-3 expensive, 4-7 average, 8-10 cheap)
Parking: 6.5/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Ambiance: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Service Charge: No

Additional Information:
Address: Block 9-1-15, Taman Kheng Tian, Jalan Van Praagh, 11600, Jelutong, Penang.
Business Hours: 8 am to 3 pm (Fish Head Bee Hoon); 5:30 pm to 11 pm (Chu Char dishes). Opens Daily.
Contact Number: 604- 283 6466

Map of Taman Kheng Tian

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