The famous Tai Sam Lou fish head review

csl3 fish head shop

I went to the renowned Chan Sow Lin No 3 Road fish head shop for lunch. It’s located somewhere in KL and I’m told that it’s very famous for their fish head dish.

csl3 fish head shop flagship

It seems that the fish head is their signature flagship dish as everyone there is having it…

csl3 fish head shop cooking

The Tai Sam Lou (literally Big Three Road in Cantonese) is a roadside restaurant of sorts, with a side area for cooking…

csl3 fish head shop wood side

…and a wood structure to the side, which I assume is the living quarters of the proprietors.

csl3 fish head shop rice

The rice came out first, its just ye ol garden variety rice…

csl3 fish head shop belly pork

…and we also ordered kay yok, which is belly pork with yam. It’s
really good – the pork is fatty and hearty and the yam was nice too.
It’s a great addition to the meal for people who like meat.

csl3 fish head shop bean sprouts

There is also the obligatory vegetable dish…this is bean sprouts.
The unusual thing about the dish is the size of the bean sprouts.
Jesus, the things are huge! Bean sprouts on steroids or genetically engineered (GE) bean sprouts, whichever you like to think of it as. ;)

csl3 fish head shop fish

Finally, here’s the flagship dish of the restaurant – I present to you, the Spicy bean sauce gravy steamed fish head with bean sauce and soy sauce. I don’t recall the Cantonese name for it, but it sounded something like chiong ching something something yu tau.

csl3 fish head shop rice fish sauce

It really is good! It’s lightly steamed with spicy ingredients, but the freshness of the fish still manages to shine through.

csl3 fish head shop fish macro

The Tai Sam Lou fish head shop is a great find indeed…couldn’t have done it without a local.

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