My first time exploring Kajang. Thanks to Kevin again, I stepped my foot here last month after he watched 8TV Ho Chak and then dragged me to this place to try their Preserved Radish Steamed Fish. Finding this place could be a pain in the ass especially for us who does not hailed from Kajang but fear not as he is totally prepared with map, road names and landmarks in his head beforehand.
Wan Fatt is a small backlane “dai chao” located at the Sungai Langat riverbank. When we reached, the place was fully occupied and we have to wait for about 10 minutes to be seated. Apparently, I noticed many patrons came here for the fish too as I can heard the waitress yell “Choy pou yu!” to the kitchen… the power of TV, huh?
The waitress recommend this, Salted Egg Yolk Pork Ribs which was a bit small in servings but the meat enveloped in salted egg with a hint of curry leaves were quite nice and not tough. Just that I feel the servings was kinda small.
The supposingly star of the night, Preserved Radish Steamed Fish Choy Pou Yu) was a bit let down. Firstly, the chef sauté some garlic, ginger, shallot, minced bird’s eye chillies with chilli oil. The “choy pou” were then added to the mixture, stir till the mixture turned golden brown and then strained to get rid of the excess oil. Fish is steamed and the “choy pou” mixture is added on it with some garlic oil. The “choy pou” were finely chopped, thus maybe because of this, we can’t really taste them on the fish. Eventhough the fish was not that fantastic, but it’s still worth a try.
Directions: From Satay Haji Samuri, turn right at the traffic light and go straight. You’ll come to a bridge eventually and just before the bridge, look at your left and find Jalan Mendaling. Turn in (it’s a backlane of a row of shoplots) and you’ll see Wan Fatt on your right.
View the video here. (Courtesy of 8TV HoChak).