Wong Chau Jun Restaurant 王昭君酸辣鱼头米粉 @ Rangoon Road, Penang
Wong Chau Jun Restaurant is famous with its fish vermicelli. The restaurant got its special name from the silky smooth fish slices, which resemble the fair and smooth skin of the famous ancient concubine-- Wang Zhaojun (王昭君). We heard that this shop is normally very crowded during lunch hour and lucky enough we came slightly earlier and got our seat easily.
The restaurant is located along an old street in Penang town, which has limited parking space. So, you may need to park slightly far and walk to the restaurant. But good foods definitely worth the efforts.
The signature dishes are displayed in front of the restaurant, thus patrons need not to worry on what to order. The boss who in charge of taking order can provide good recommendation too. We ordered the steamed fish hor fun, fish vermicelli and signature beancurd.
|Special Taufu 招牌豆腐 RM1.20 per piece 一片|
The beancurd is deep fried to enable the super soft beancurd be coated with the golden brown crispy layer. Nothing splendid and without special seasoning, the taste of simplicity has its charm too.
|Steamed Fish He Fen 鱼片蒸河粉 RM25 (Medium 中）|
The hor fun used by Wong Chau Jun Restaurant is specially made to have enlarged width compared to the normal hor fun, it is more to chee chong fun without being rolled. However, the special made hor fun is very matching to this dish, which enable the plain hor fun be absorbed with more gravy, being the essence from the fish slices. It is very appetizing especially with a hint of rice wine and ginger, removing the fish smell. I could not identify what fish, but they are truly fair and smooth and deserve the name of "Wang Zhaojun".
|Sour and Spicy Fish Vermicelli Soup 酸辣鱼片米粉汤 RM10 (small 小)|
Being at the north Malaysia, I always feel that the cuisine here have slightly been influenced by Thailand. The sour and spicy fish vermicelli soup reminds me of the clear tom yam soup as similar ingredients (lemongrass, chilies and lime) were used. We noticed the vermicelli used were thicker too and instead of quick boiling, the vermicelli was actually cooked and immersed in the soup, so it is soft and full absorbed the flavour from the soup.
Address : Wong Chau Jun Restaurant 王昭君酸辣鱼头米粉
73, Rangoon Road,
GPS : N5 25.026 E100 19.445
Business Hour : 8am - 2.30pm
Closed on Tuesday
Tel : 012-555 9046, 012-470 9549