A short 10-min drive from Kuala Kangsar Toll will land you at Restaurant Kar Heo 家和河鲜饭店, a restaurant specializes in serving freshwater fish. The place is also half an hour drive away from Sauk, the village especially known for churning out freshwater fish. Kar Heo is relatively new- opened in early 2020, the place has quickly become popular amongst foodies. People travel from far to this place just to savor its freshwater fish; the proprietor has connections with the local fisherman and often gets consistent supplies over different types of freshwater fish... some are extremely uncommon. Other than the freshwater fish, the restaurant also serves many familiar Chinese stir fry dishes. Price points are generally lower than those in cities; definitely worth putting on your list if you are a big fan of freshwater fish.
We had 2 different types of fish- Tengalan and Cat Fish, both were steamed and served with classic Chinese Soy sauce as well as grated Ginger. Both were very fresh and carefully cooked to the right doneness, we could not detect even a single hint of fish stench. Tengalan has a lot of bones but the pockets of fish fats make the fish a delicacy for those who know how to appreciate. The one we had was expertly cooked with silky smooth texture and went well with the Soy sauce. Cat Fish was equally good... tender, soft texture and the grated Ginger sauce was an amazing touch to the dish. Other dishes were alright, none of them disappoint. We were also pleased with the generous serving portion despite the very affordable price points.
Address: Lot 1160, Kampung Baru Liman Kati, 33020, Kuala Kangsar, Perak.