We found this place by chance. We were going to the foodcourt at Uptown, PJ, but the preferred stall was closed for the day. So, Komar suggested we meet at a fishball place that is just across the road from the foodcourt, two lots from Starbucks.
It is called The House of Fishball.
Tang’s House of Fishball
Okay, we got funny looks the first time we walked into this place, much like when I stepped into a chinese vegetarian restaurant in Green Town, Ipoh. I was the only malay who ate in that place.
And this time,we got the same looks from people who were chow-ing down; but the owner was all warm and welcomed us with open arms. And we had no reason to be afraid of brainless people who go around throwing molotov cocktails at places they deem unIslamic…
…as this place is as HALAL as you can get (as a matter of fact, I’d think about eating at some so-called malay-operated stalls).
The place is run by one Mohd Haikal Tang, a chinese-Muslim from JB who is married to a Muar-born wife. The ingredients are preservatives-free and are prepared fresh. Even the fishballs do not have that springy feel to it because of the absence of Boric Acid.
What To Eat Here?
Among the things we’ve eaten here include:
Yong Tau Fu – choose your ingredients. They come in a bowl of soup that will not leave you feeling thirsty later because there is no MSG in it. I know because I am sensitive to MSG.
MSG-free Yong Tau Fu
Fried Wantan – this 1000kg meal is also good both as your main course, or just for snacking. It is made of fish, and tastes good too!
Nasi Lemak – they have excellent Nasi Lemak here. You can choose between the plain ones, or complemented by chicken rendang, beef rendang, or sambal sotong.
Nasi Lemak with Chicken Rendang
Nasi Lemak with Beef Rendang
Nasi Lemak with Sambal Sotong
Dry Homeland Noodle – the dry homeland noodle is good. You should try this too if you still have space in your tummy.
Dry Homeland Noodle
Fish Noodles with Fried Chee Cheong Fun – this one was intriguing: noodles made out of fish. Wifey had this and said the taste was good. I will have to believe her as she is the expert on food in this house.
Fried Fish Noodles with Chee Cheong Fun
Celery Noodles – another intriguing one: the noodles is made of flour and celery. It tastes deliciously fresh sans the noodle-y taste. You know how those yellow noodles have that aftertaste? This one IS good.
Mee Rebus – this Mee Rebus is not to be missed. Not exactly Mee Rebus Hj Wahid or the Mee Rebus Stulang Laut in JB, but this would be a good substitute while in KL.
For dessert, I would highly recommend the Red Beans with Glutinous Rice Balls, and the Winter Melon with Longan. I have yet to taste the Tau Foo Fah as that always run out, even when we were there by 7.30pm. Therefore, my guess is it is that good.
Red Beans with Glutinous Rice Balls
Winter Melon with Longan
How To Get There
The best way is to enter Damansara Uptown via the Police Station. Go straight and turn left towards the food court. You should be able to see the place on your left after Starbucks.
Be warned. It opens around 8.30am and closes around 11pm. It is always full during lunch and early dinner. But you will get a 20 percent discount off all items after 9.30pm because what is cooked today, does not get served tomorrow!