Friday, 30 March 2012

Fish Head Curry @ Chua Kee in Taman Perling, Johor Bahru

Reader Vien suggested that I try out her favourite curry fish head at Chua Kee in Taman Perling. So I made a trip to Chua Kee on Vien’s recommendation and had a fine curry fish head lunch. Thank you, Vien! Appreciate it J

Chua Kee is a typical, old established, family run corner coffee shop. It is located in a row of shop houses across the street from Perling Mall, off Jalan Persisiran Perling 1.

Actually, Chua Kee’s curry fish head reminds me of another of my favourites which is Kam Long’s curry fish head. To me, their fish head curries looked, smelled and tasted very similar J  Difference is, eating at Chua Kee felt a lot more rustic and calm while at Kam Long, it felt hectic and frantic due to the buzz from the busy, rumbling traffic along Jalan Wong Ah Fook outside.

In both restaurants, the good curry fish head all boils down to super fresh ingredients. Both Chua Kee and Kam Long use hand picked sea fish that is ocean fresh.

The curry gravy is flavoured with coconut milk but not overly reliant on coconut – with just the right amount of lemakness. The curry is fragrant from the ground spices in it and not too spicy hot – it doesn’t bite the tongue or throat. The curry gravy has a nice aroma, tasty and smooth. Fresh green vegetables like long beans are thrown into the curry and fish head together with tau pok and tau puey (fried tofu), adding interesting textures and tastes to the dish.

This curry fish head was well worth expending my calorie quota on and the RM23 I paid J

Chua Kee also serves bak kut teh which appears equally popular with the customers.

Restaurant name: Restaurant Chua Kee
Address: Across the street from Perling Mall off Jalan Persisiran Perling 1
GPS: 1.496952,103.682548
Hours: and
Non Halal

Date visited: 2 Mar 2012


  1. OMG this shop is still around? Last visited more than 10 years ago!

    Am also glad you blogged about the night stalls behind Chartered Bank. We used to eat the curry laksa, wanton mee ; then tapow the fried ham chin bang and kueh mueh home. There was a stall next to the curry laksa stall with big round trays of kueh last time. Not sure if it is there still.

  2. How do you eat so much good food!

    Looking at your blog makes me wanna come over to Malaysia and LIVE!

    SG food is too commercialised and expensive. yours is good and cheap!

  3. Yes Vien, its still there and still going strong ;D I really appreciate your recommendations ;D

    Haha FoodieFC, how? One meal at a time ;P I am so fortunate to have helpful readers like Vien who gives me great recommendations ;D

  4. im so lucky found yr blog.. im new in Johor.. and i love hunting new food and i dont know where to start glad to found all this..=) thanks

    1. Welcome to Johor, Clara. Glad you found my blog useful. Wish you the best in your new place and happy eating ;D


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