Have you ever found a favourite food dish overseas abroad that you are so awed by its outstanding taste?
I was rather taken by surprise ever since my first visit to this restaurant, which I simply have to keep coming back for more each time, because it was really that delightful & mind blowing!
This highly patronised eatery by the name of “Restaurant Kam Long”, is what draws both the locals & Singaporeans to fall in love with its signature fish head curry dish that was featured in numerous newspaper articles!
Located at Jalan Wong Ah Fook, one would have certainly missed out easily on this restaurant if you are coming in from the direction of Malaysia Custom & Immigration, due to the long stretch of shophouses that it is situated within!
I would have never chanced upon this eatery until someone told me about how outstanding its dish was! “Restaurant Kam Long” is a reputation that is currently passed down from father to sons which the entire eatery is now run by the two brothers.
If this is your first time visiting this restaurant, be sure to take into account of that extra waiting time especially during noon hours!
Due to the limited seating plan, it is a common sight to be chancing upon a line of customers waiting outside the restaurant.
I personally had found the sight of their takeaway “system” to be rather unique & meticulous as compared to others in Singapore!
Usually if you were to takeaway such fish head curry dishes, it would no doubt be prepared altogether inside a plastic container, but this is not the case for this restaurant as they take pride to ensure the quality of their dish, by separating the curry & ingredients apart!
“Restaurant Kam Long” offers only one standard dish where customers gets to choose between the fish head or fish tail portion to go along with the curry!
The fish tail selection would be slightly more expensive as it contains a more meaty portion than the fish head itself!
Apart from that, customers can also get to customise their claypot of goodness by adding in extra vegetables or fried bean curd skin to their order!
I totally have to emphasise on the need to add their fried bean curd skin as it is the ultimate ingredient that is only available here!
For this trip, my family and I settled down with our order of their large fish head portion and addition of extra vegetables & fried bean curd skin!
Only until today, did we realised by the differences of the fish head and fish tail portion, which was rather a pity, that we did not go for the fish tail!
In any case, our order was served in a large piping hot claypot of fragrant goodness that I totally could not contained my excitement while admiring the beauty of it!
The whole claypot was topped with a good amount of fried bean curd skin that was seen partially submerged in the curry!
What I really love about this dish was by how scrumptious the curry had turned out to be!
It contained a good amount of spiciness, giving a really delightful “kick” that carried a taste of sweetness with every spoonful!
The taste of coconut milk added was just the right amount, producing a very soothing & heavenly taste to indulge in!
This is probably one of those very few outstanding Chinese style of fish head curry, which has successfully unleash all of its scrumptious flavour, that I could not help but to fall in love with every spoonful of their curry!
Having a good curry would be a pity if the key ingredients are not up to standard!
This is definitely not the case for “Restaurant Kam Long” as I really enjoyed their fish head portion!
Fully soaked underneath that rich curry broth, you could totally taste the fresh & delicate meat of the fish head, which has completely absorb all the moisture & flavour!
It was only rather a pity that the meat portion was slightly lesser that I totally did not had enough of that goodness! Well, I would definitely advise anyone to go for the fish tail portion if you are willing to spend a few extra bucks!
Lastly, the vegetable ingredients that came along were also my favourite, especially for the thin, delicate fried bean curd skin which is the absolute best combination that anyone could have thought of using!
The fried bean curd skin was easily soaked and absorbed with that curry flavour, had turned out to be extremely smooth, sweet & chewy in texture!
I really love having it due to the blend of fried fragrance with that curry flavour, producing a bite that is so irresistible!
I really hope to see the other fish head curry stalls in Singapore, to add in this wonderful ingredient into their dish!
To sum it up, it is no doubt one of my absolute favourite Chinese fish head curry dish that has been so amazingly well done!
That curry broth was totally worth mentioning for its richness & spiciness that had totally produced a scrumptious experience which I will never forget!
On top which, it was a superb idea of adding in that fried bean curd skin, which had tasted so scrumptiously good!
It was only a pity that I should have gone for the fish tail portion as it would totally be the ultimate perfection!
I would definitely recommend this restaurant to indulge in, as it totally left me craving for numerous days ever since that meal! Indeed, I would totally be back here very soon!
Address: 74, Jalan Wong Ah Fook, Bandar Johor Bahru, 80000 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
Opening Hours: Mon – Sun: 08:00 – 16:00
Tel: +60 167528382, +60 167962288, +60 162051610
- RM $18.00 – 1 Person serving of Fish Head Curry
- RM $22.00 – Fish Head Curry (Small)
- RM $33.00 – Fish Head Curry (Medium)
- RM $44.00 – Fish Head Curry (Large)
- RM $30.00 – Fish Tail Curry (Small)
- RM $40.00 – Fish Tail Curry (Medium)
- RM $50.00 – Fish Tail Curry (Large)