Tuesday, December 02, 2008

A Gem in an ancient beauty

Wang Zhao Jun is named as one of the four beauties (most beautiful ladies) in ancient China, long before our time. In fact, she remains a legend to this day and continues to charm descendants with her name that some decided to take a different twist with her name by naming a shop after her.

No mistake, if you come across a shop named Wang Zhao Jun, do not mistaken it for a beauty parlor or a cosmetics dealer as it is neither but a famous eatery serving purely fish with carbohydrates.

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Located along Rangoon road, which happens to the neighboring road to the famous Lorong Selamat, this shop is tucked in one of the corner facing the busy Macalister Road and it promises only fish with any carb serving of your choice; be it mee hoon, hor fun or koay teow (all made from rice flour)

This shop has established her own name in the media as well; being featured in their unique product which they so proudly displayed in the shop
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When you step into the shop, you will probably think that this is no different from any other coffee shops you walked into in Penang but you are in for a surprise as their menu only lists one thing, fish and the styles in which it is served.
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The options include clear soup served in claypot, tomyam or dry with soy sauce.
Three main serving styles with the same fish, to go with three choices of carb serving.
It is not too complicated, and it makes life easier to go along with these choices, doesn't it?
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Their Claypot meehoon with fish in clear soup
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Fish fillets were fresh and in generous sliced portions, it was succulent and juicy!~
It probably tasted a little bland with the mee hoon, but the fish was clearly the winner as we chose the non-fried version of the fish.

The serving of the mee hoon was also a sizable amount, and it was a nice hot meal to have to warm up your stomach.
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Fish with Hor Fun (a type of flat rice flour noodle) served in soy sauce
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Another winner as the hor fun were smooth (though not silky smooth like those found in Ipoh) and the fish, again, was fresh and tasty
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Simple and yet, it was appetizing and yummy!~
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Best of all, it's healthy for the brain!~

It gets really crowded during lunchtime on both weekdays and weekends, as the operating hours are from morning to mid-afternoon only.
So, be there early but don't worry, the wait won't be too long

Any one wants fishy fish?

12 comments:

  1. The sour & spicy soup one is good ,I couldn't take much though. :)

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  2. I went to this place once for breakfast in the morning. I could say the fish hor fun is really nice and its rarely be found at any other place

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  3. Been to this place b4. And the foods is quite nice. lol if you are in Sg. Ara area, you can try the coffe shop (located opposite sg. ara police station) which sells quite similar things and very BIG served. lol

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  4. The last time I lunch there with a group of 10 persons, they served us with a big garoupa fish, the meat somehow is a bit hard.
    But the dishes taste good.

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  5. I know you are a fish lover, you must be enjoying the meal very much, right?

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  6. this just proves that something healthy, can still taste good!

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  7. I want fish but not fishy ones can?

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  8. Yeah, I also want fish but not fishy ones :P

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  9. I love both the sour & spicy soup and the fish hor fun. At first glance, you'd think... hmmm, hospital food! But once it hits the tastebud, it literally goes OFF!

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  10. the steam fish with hor fun look delicious...i wan to try~~

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  11. wawawa..... are we going at the same tiem.. sitting on the same table..... why all the photo we shot so similar one.... hee hee...

    yum yum... i love the ho fun with steam fish.... love it

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  12. Ok.. why the fishy fish? LOL! The only fishy fish I hate is the badly graded salted fish.. haha. I love the steamed grouper fish hor fun too :)

    http://crizfood.com/

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