I was driving my coworker back after a late night working in the office when she told me about this homemade fishball eating establishment (just love the contrast in the words) near her place. Windy lives in Sea Park and is familiar with the eateries around the area. We decided to grab a late dinner since we’ve both not eaten.
The 60’s Teow Chew Fishball is a quaintly named place which specializes in (no prizes for guessing) homemade fishballs. They serve Teochew style food and I was surprised to find the place packed this late at night. It was about 10:30 pm or so when we got there. Windy told me the reason – the eatery has an ingenious marketing strategy. The food and drinks are 50% off after 9:30 pm!
I had the Tien Pin Mee Pok (Dry). This self-dubbed House of Fishball serves the noodles with slices of fish cake and a separate bowl containing two of their famous fishballs for RM 5. I like the springiness of the noodles. The noodles are the flat variety, which I’ve always found puzzling. In Sarawak, mee pok is synonymous with curly noodles.
Windy opted for the healthy sounding Celery Noodles (RM 6.50). It’s a soup based dish with plenty of their renowned fishballs floating in the broth. I’m not a big fan of soup and the only dry noodles they have is the dish I had, so you might want to consider that if you share a similar antipathy to soup dishes.
I reckon that since we’re in a fishball specialty shop, I might as well go the full Monty and ordered a large bowl of homemade fishballs (RM 10). The fishballs are surprisingly good. I’ve been increasingly adverse to highly processed foods (possibly due to my failing liver) but I liked the fishballs in The 60’s Teow Chew Fishball restaurant. The texture is supple and yielding and although it doesn’t have any detectable taste on its own, it goes very well with their sauce.
We also ordered a side dish of chee cheong fun (RM 1.50) which Windy got the proprietor to fry up. I’m pleased to report that fried chee cheong fun tastes better than the regular steamed version, at least over here. They added a lot of spring onions and bean sprouts, as well as an (un)healthy but generous shake of the soy sauce bottle.
The 60’s Teow Chew Fishball restaurant USP (Unique Selling Point) is the 50% discount after 9:30 pm. I’m sure most of the diners are residents of the area, but it’s still a great gimmick to get the crowds in. The bill came up to a grand total of just RM 12 (!) for all that food and drinks for both of us.
It’s a bargain! 🙂
Here’s a map for the directionally challenged. The 60’s Teow Chew Fishball is located at the same row as KFC in front of the old Ruby cinema.
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=.= the map doesn’t really help, does it? LOL
ha ha……. i really like the map u posted. It’s nicely done, but not many will get it though..
Noodles look pretty yummy. The map looks widely zoomed, but appears to be in Jalan 21/19 when zoomed in.
Jac: It does! 🙂
Just click on the blue bubble and use the + sign on the left to zoom in. Or you can just get directions from or to the place.
I’m using it instead of the usual screenshot coz this works better. 🙂
DYMM Tuanku: Google Maps is my Lord and Savior. 😉
It has gotten me through the mess of roads in KL and PJ (even Cheras!).
This is my homage to it. 🙂
FuGZ: Yup, that’s the place. Jalan 21/19 in SEA Park. 🙂
Oooooh, KY and I ate here before! 😀 Nice fishballs/fishcakes hee hee.
I know this place. they have a shop at subang SS15 also. 😉 it’s yummy~
I like the exterior of the restaurant! The price is damn cheap for KL standard 😛
Oh, no wonder! Hehe thanks for informing me 🙂
And I’ve been to that restaurant once actually hehe
Mellissa: Yeah, it’s pretty good fishballs eh? Springy and juicy. Rather large by most other stall’s standards too. I like! 🙂
tzia: It’s a franchise? Does the one in Subang have the 50% off after 9:30 pm promotion? I like this concept, it’s great marketing. 🙂
chefmel: Yeah, it’s like a restaurant that only has one stall. Very interesting concept.
It is very cheap for a proper meal in KL (discounting stuff like Maggi Mee Goreng, which with drinks will set you back the same amount). It’s only RM 6 each! 🙂
Jac: Yeah, it’s my first time too. I was wondering why it was zoomed out so far. I realize now after a bit of tinkering that I can actually pre-zoom it in by using customize. 🙂
didnt know malay is that close to thailand….isnt that where rich white men go to have sex with under age girls?
also how is cambodia weed? i was talking to some dude and he told me he takes a boat to cambodia and will buy a pound of weed for only 100 american dollars, is it really that cheap there?
Wow that’s really cheap!
Hey, infront that big advertising plate look same with Nasi Kandar Kayu. Don’t you think so?
HB, Boy food entry. Mom like your food entries very much. Teowchew cooking is very popular in San Francisco. Will make some of the dishes you had at home.
Dude, 50% off at closing time is an excellent way to get rid of home made, hand spanked, protein rich Fish ball dough that is getting stale by the hour :). Of course, may be in the big City KL they keep the fish balls in freezer instead of leaving them out in the tropical heat…Kuching style..with buzzing flies and all.
Which explains why I pop a couple of anti diarrhea pill every morning when I go home….Hell, my last trip, I even shit in my pants at the Kolo Mee stall at Carpenter street because I thought was it just a wet fart….Cleaned myself up in a toilet with no toilet soap…just to let you know, Vim is hard on the ass.
Hi Huai Bin!!
I’ve sent an email to your gmail email address regarding some questions on your blog. By the way, great photos and those noodles and meatballs really look tasty, although I’ve never seen/ate something like that in my life before!
Hope to hear from you soon,
wow that’s really cheap for two people! cheaper than here.
WEEN: Yeah, Thailand and Cambodia (and also Laos to a lesser extent) are famous for their sex tourism.
Cambodian weed? I don’t know mate, I’ve been out of the scene for a long time. It’s cheap in Thailand. I don’t doubt that a pound can be obtained in Cambodia (which has a very high poverty rate) for USD 100.
ShaolinTiger: Yeah, you should check it out. 50% discount after 9:30 pm. It’s noodle dishes so I didn’t notice any degradation in freshness or quality.
DennisKok: Hmm…I live very close to the Penang Kayu Nasi Kandar place. It doesn’t look very similar but they do have one thing in common – the color green. 😉
Erica: There is a high concentration of Teochew people in Kuching too (Sarawak). I didn’t know there were many here…Klang Valley seems to be predominently Cantonese.
e: Hahaha! OMG, I laughed so hard at your unfortunate experience. Sorry dude. It’s just so funny. Vim! I can’t believe you used that on such a…er, sensitive area. 🙂
Mandy: Thanks Mandy! Yeah, I’ll check my email and reply. Cheers and have a great day! 🙂
Darren: Yeah, Miri has one of the highest cost of living in Sarawak. This place is the exception though, usually stuff like nasi kandar sets me back about RM 10 (without drinks).
wtf is that map doing there?
It’s for people to find the place. I’m using embedded Google Maps. Experimenting with it last night. Very nifty, you can click on the blue balloon (where I tagged the place) and find your way to and from the place. You can use the + sign to zoom in so you can see it clearly. 🙂
I also eat there occasionally – I like it a lot 🙂 Posted about it once: http://julianhopkins.net/index.php?/archives/202-Fishball-Lunch.html
Didn’t quite register the half-price deal though – very useful for late evening suppers for economically challenged cubicle slaves 😉
The map is a good idea, though having to zoom in would be annoying if the connection is slow.
Just looking at the pictures I feel like eating already =.=
Former Ruby Cinema… it’s church now, DUMC? Have never seen this restaurant and i’ve no idea why. LOL
So coOl man!! I wan the Chee Cheong Fun, must be like Cha Kuey Teow…onw hungry edi *lunch time sooN~~*
wow, 50% off good for the current economic situation.
i MUST go to this one!
60s teowchew fishball is my fav! you should try their lime plum juice..damn good 😀
hi, lol, I am a Teo Chew. What are you?
julian: Yeah, it’s a great bargain if you go at night. 🙂
The map can be tweaked somewhat to be pre-zoomed in, I just realized that.
Jenn: Hmm…I’m not sure. I’m not familiar with the place. I’ll ask my friend. 🙂
Hitomi: Yeah, it’s awesome. Kinda like char kueh tiaw. There’s egg in it too.
Simon Seow: Indeed it is.
Jade Zheng: Yeah Cindy, it’s got awesome fishballs. 🙂
xes: Yeah, it’s a great place eh? 🙂
wilsonphua: Greetings! I’m Heng Hua. 🙂
have you ever had a kidney stone?
To PM. I have had a couple of kidney stones. I was at work and started peeing what looked like grape juice. Whithin an hour, I was on my way to the hospital. It was the worst pain I have ever experienced. Like being hit repeatedly in the small of the back and lower stomach with a baseball bat. Apparently the water where I live, and haved lived is highly calcified. Also, it runs in the family. I get an mri every two years ( for failing liver function, like HB). I am pleased to report that my liver is ok, but the Dr. said he viewed 7 additional kidney stones ( waiting to come out). I just drink a lot of water, don’t think of it and pray. Don’t sweat what you cannot change.
to tom Robison
where do you live that there so much stuff in the water?
pm: Nope, I have rather damaged kidneys but it’s due to using, not kidney stones. Scar tissue mostly.
can you drink tapwater where u live?
pm: Yes, but it’s not recommended. 🙂
Most of us have water filters at the tap here.
ah, just like the ones i used to make in sibu. lovely. i find the map alright, it’s at jalan 21/19 (zoomed it to the max) somewhere around institute tench union. right?
jg: Erm…I don’t know where that institute is but it’s in SEA Park. 🙂
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