Thursday, 9 November 2017

Restoran Choi Ngiap Fish Head Bee Hoon. JB 财叶鱼头米粉

Choi-Ngiap-Fish-Head-Bee-Hoon-JB--财叶鱼头米粉

I came to Choi Ngiap fish head bee hoon shop 财叶鱼头米粉 at Jalan Ah Siang after seeing buddy Andy's Facebook post. I love simple, old school fish soups 😋

Choi-Ngiap-Fish-Head-Bee-Hoon-JB--财叶鱼头米粉

Choi Ngiap fish head bee hoon shop is right at the junction of Jalan Ah Siang and Jalan Lingkaran Dalam (Inner Ring Road). I love eating in casual, open, breezy places like this - it feels very relaxing.

Choi-Ngiap-Fish-Head-Bee-Hoon-JB--财叶鱼头米粉

Mr. Chai founded Choi Ngiap in 1986 (31 years ago), first operating outside the "Lori Kastam" (lorry checkpoint in JB CIQ). He has many multi-generation fans who are loyal customers to this day as their parents brought them to Choi Ngiap decades ago.

Choi-Ngiap-Fish-Head-Bee-Hoon-JB--财叶鱼头米粉

Mr. Chai's son Ian is helping out at the stall and will be taking over the business soon, so we can enjoy Choi Ngiap's fish soup for many more years.

Choi-Ngiap-Fish-Head-Bee-Hoon-JB--财叶鱼头米粉

Most of the flavours of the clear stock came from fresh fish and pork bones, and ti poh (dried sole fish).

Choi-Ngiap-Fish-Head-Bee-Hoon-JB--财叶鱼头米粉

Choi Ngiap serves fish head bee hoon, fish head soup, fish soup, fish porridge, hand made fish balls, pork organ soup, and sides like braised chicken feet.

Choi-Ngiap-Fish-Head-Bee-Hoon-JB--财叶鱼头米粉

I asked the lady boss if I can have just fish meat and belly in my soup. She replied "Of course". My fish soup with rice came to RM11, which I thought is very reasonable.

Choi-Ngiap-Fish-Head-Bee-Hoon-JB--财叶鱼头米粉

The light, clear soup had a mild savoury sweetness. (May be too mild for some but I like this as it allows me to taste the fish's delicate natural flavours.)

Choi-Ngiap-Fish-Head-Bee-Hoon-JB--财叶鱼头米粉

The sea bass fish was fresh and done just right. The meat was tender and it had a sweet taste with a slight underlying earthiness characteristic of farmed sea bass.

I enjoyed Choi Ngiap fish soup with sea bass meat and belly. Next time, I shall try the fish head and hand made fish balls.

Choi-Ngiap-Fish-Head-Bee-Hoon-JB--财叶鱼头米粉

Restaurant name: Restoran Choi Ngiap 财叶鱼头米粉

Choi-Ngiap-Fish-Head-Bee-Hoon-JB--财叶鱼头米粉

Address: 39J Jalan Ah Siang Johor Bahru
GPS1°27'49.8"N 103°46'17.7"E | 1.463822, 103.771575
Hours: 5:00pm to 10:00pm (Saturday off)

Non Halal

Date visited: 8 Nov 2017

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