There is a current food trend for KLites these days which is the talk of the town; i.e. Fatt Kee Roast Fish Pudu. I have been yearning to try out this Fatt Kee Roast Fish and to find out the main reason for the continued popularity of this new restaurant. I was told that there is a queue for tables as early at 6pm; so we better be early there to get a table.
Finding Fatt Kee Roast Fish Pudu location is not difficult if you are familiar with Jalan Pasar (Pudu Electronic Street), you will see the RHB Bank along Jalan Pasar Pudu; at the corner shop, just walk to the side of the bank and you will see many people sitting by the roadside dining al-fresco. This is where it all started one year ago.
But, if you are not those that like to sit by the roadside, you can just head over to the newer shop just opposite the road where it is air conditioned, but you really have to be there early to get a spot in this place.
There is actually not many dishes that are offered from the Fatt Kee Roast Fish menu – it is just a 2 page listing of the different varieties of seafood cooked with the special corn and vegetable broth which is enhanced by the special chillies that are graded from A to G Level; A being the normal version; no chillies spices at all, while G (7th Level) is the top of grade spicy level.
We were advice by the Owner/Chef Fatt Kee that we should start with a lesser spicy level and upgrade to another level which is easier compared to; if you were to order too spicy and cannot finish then you will end up not able to eat it at all. With that in mind, our first pot is the 3 Combination Seafood Treasure which has the A Grade (normal).
The broth was very rich and flavourful especially with the Bean Sprout that was added in to cook the seafood. Together with fresh seafood which includes the prawns (2 variety ie. the Fresh Water and also the Sea Water Prawn); was very succulent and blended perfectly with the broth, White Squid, and Lala.
Our second pot; is none other than the signature Roast Fish Dish which comes with a spicy level B. For some including me this is just palatable without too much burning sensation, The fish that was chosen was the Garoupa fish which was fried to a nice crisp while the meat texture was firm. It is then cooked with the same broth as the earlier dish with the same condiments.
We were then told that we can go one level up on the spicy level and that is when we explore the D-Level; pictured above with floating chillies flakes. One of the unique features dining at Fatt Kee Roast Fish Pudu is that it comes with mini stoves that keep the food hot and flavourful, but the most important factor of using the stoves is to bring out the spicy level; as continued boiling will extract out the full spiciness of the chillies flakes. At Fatt Kee Roast Fish Pudu if you order the E-Level and above, there are a topped up charges that apply.
Our final pot of broth is called the Prosperous Treasure Pot (RM188.00) which consists a multitude of fresh and succulent seafood which is the Fresh Water Prawn (Sang Har), Sea Water Prawn (Giant Ming Har), White Squid, Scallop, Abalone, Mussel, and Lala.
This pot is served with a special swinging like mechanism cooking pot like those that we use for camping. The broth level here is at C-Level and it was just nice to me. Really loves each bite of the seafood which has a bouncy and firm texture. Eating these dishes also gave us a work out of sort; although we were seated in the air-conditioned dining area. Imagine if you are dining al-fresco.
Besides serving the Roast fish dishes, Fatt Kee also serves a Spicy Claypot Chicken (RM48.00 – Small and RM68.00 Big).
This chicken dish has a different spicy taste; we were told to eat the chicken first and when partially done, we can order fried bean curd, Enoki Mushroom (RM3.00) and Soft White To Fu (RM3.00) which can be added to the broth much like a steamboat style. You can also top up the chicken broth as you continue eating this dish. Goes fantastically well with white rice.
To complement your dishes there are only 2 side dishes that you can order; the first of which is the Fried Eggs (RM10.00).
and the second dish is the Fried Sweet Potatoes Leaves with garlic and chillies. Although simple in the cooking style, it was the perfect partner to all the seafood dishes that we had.
It is pretty straight forward to order your dishes at Fatt Kee; you can either order the fish combination or the 3 seafood combination or both. After that, you determine the spicy level of the broth and voila you are ready for your workout. Opening Hours: 5pm to 12am.
In summary, I believe the main reason for the continued popularity of Fatt Kee Roast Fish Pudu is the use of really fresh seafood coupled with a tasty spicy broth that leaves your taste buds wanting more of it. Do take note that Fatt Kee Roast Fish is only open from 5pm to 12am daily.
Fatt Kee Roast Fish Pudu Address:
25, Off, Jalan Pasar, Pudu, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia