I was lucky to have been brought to this restaurant to try something that they are quite popular for - their Soon Hock fish. Apparently this fish is also known as Marble Goby fish in English and considered one of the largest species in Malaysia. Also one of the more expensive kind.
No surprise as the one that we were served was a whole whopping 7kgs and priced at Rm180 per kg, you can imagine just how much our meal came up to.
Because we did not want to only have one dish, the person that brought us to this restaurant suggested that we have half the fish steamed and the other fried. Smart move because this way we have more varieties.
The first method of cooking is steaming the Soon Hock with sweet soya sauce and lots of fried garlic. I now understand why this fish his so highly priced and also why people always say that the bigger this fish is, the better.
There's something very meaty about the Soon Hock. While some fish are soft & tender, this was crunchy, juicy and also succulent. I do not know how to describe it exactly but there is definitely no need for rice as you eat this fish.
They also gave us different kinds of condiments, two being requested by a friend as she's the regular customer there. So she asked for a plate of fried shallots & garlic with some soya sauce for everyone and said that this is good to eat with the fish - which was very true. Then chili & garlic in soya sauce, fish sauce and some lime juice which happened to be my favourite.
The service there is excellent even if there were many other tables filled with patrons.
Then there is also the deep fried Soon Hock with sweet soya sauce to go with it. Just like the first, the meat was very succulent and crunchy which proves it's freshness. I like this dish as well cause even thought the fish was deep fried, it wasn't oily at all.
I think, if you're either going up to or coming down from Genting, this is a nice place to stop by for a meal. Especially if you enjoy fish and would like a good meal from time to time.
Apparently some of the larger fishes are caught by the boss himself as he enjoys fishing.
Ginger wine kampung chicken,Soon Hock fish
Date of Visit: Sep 05, 2015 Other Ratings:
Value for Money 3