After our delicious nasi lemak breakfast at Restoran JJ, I noticed that the restaurant two doors away was a hive of activity. Curious, we popped over to see what the excitement was all about. It was Restoran Fei Long 肥龙. I vaguely recalled it being discussed in a foodie forum and that it serves good fish head bee hoon soup.
Heap of freshly fried fish, sold out every day
At this point, some people just got up from their table, so we decided to sit down and give Fei Long a try. There were various fried fish/ fish head bee hoon and noodles dishes on the menu, and we picked the fried fish bee hoon.
Each RM6 bowl comes with three large pieces of fried fish laid on top of the soup and bee hoon.
Just one bite into Fei Long's fried fish and I realised that this was different. The sweet fried fish was firm yet tender and had that lovely bounciness that only fresh fish can have. The fried fish did not feel greasy at all.
This makes a great fish head bee hoon :)
The soup was clear, tasty, sweet and had some body from the stock bones and fish used in making the soup.
The bee hoon complements the fried fish and soup well, though it was nothing out of the ordinary.
Before we underestimate the humble bee hoon, it did a great job of soaking up the extra spicy hot, tangy chili sauce. The tongue stung numb by the extra spicy chili was soothed by the relatively bland bee hoon and then pleasured by the sweet fish and soup. Quite an interesting and delicious taste experience.
Well, no wonder then that even though Fei Long is located in this quieter part of Taman Johor Jaya, it has such a healthy following of fans, including top billing Singapore Mediacorp artistes who occasionally eat here incognito on lazy weekend mornings. Remember you got this paparazzi tip from Johor Kaki :P
->> Fresh fish and tasty broth plus power sambal chili equals this lovely fish noodle soup.
Restaurant name: Restoran Fei Long 肥龙鱼头餐饮室
Address: 25, Jalan Teratai 4, Taman Johor Jaya
Hours: 6:30am to 4:00pm (closed on Monday)
Date visited: 26 Sep 2012
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