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Penang Diaries: Chee Wah Fish Head Curry

Penang Diaries: Chee Wah Fish Head Curry

After that fish head curry disaster at AMK with fish head curry, I was expecting a lot from this trip.  Then my sister comes home from Kuala Lumpur about 2 weeks before our scheduled trip and tells me that she had the best fish head curry ever.  How the hell do I look myself in the mirror if I couldn’t pick out a better fish head curry than someone who’s dieting?

I knew Penang couldn’t screw this up, but I figured I might as well follow my friends’ advice and get some professional help1.

Enter CK Lam of What2See, the premier Penang food blogger.  She’s written about other restaurants but recommended this one — Chee Wah Fish Head Curry.

It’s a bit difficult to look for this place.  Luckily, this blog’s here to tell you that just follow the blue-striped umbrella as your marker.  Because that’s just how we roll B-)

The blue and white umbrella marker

They’re famous for their fish head curry.  It’s as simple as that.  There is a cart of goodies, which we got an order of some Deep-fried Prawn Fritters and Pork, but for the most part, people come here for the curry.

Deep-fried Prawn Fritters and Pork

Their Fish Head Curry is done Asam style, but a bit of a sour component to it.  They serve it with a piping hot clay pot and you have your choice of the size of the fish.

The curry was topped with some mint leaves, raw onions, okra, and some tomatoes. Just the smell alone told me I had come to the right place.

Fish Head Curry

The guests of honor (or the brave souls) get the best part — the eye.  So don’t be a pussy.  The fish head curry is perfect with rice.  We wiped off the plates clean.

The eye

So how does this compare to the fish head curry in KL that my sister kept raving about?  No idea.  After she tasted this, all she told me was we won’t even bother trying that other one.  This is easily the best fish head curry I’ve had.  Check another one for me, bitches!

address-overlay 68, Lebuh Melayu, 10100, George Town, Penang 10300, Malaysia

phone-overlay +60 4-261 9530

hours-overlay Closed Sundays

fter that fish head curry disaster at AMK with fish head curry, I was expecting a lot from this trip.  Then my sister comes home from Kuala Lumpur about 2 weeks before our scheduled trip and tells me that she had the best fish head curry ever.  How the hell do I look myself in …

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Summary : Easily the best fish head curry I've had. Worth the time getting lost to find this place.

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Lester likes red meat, white meat, and is allergic to vegetables. He thinks PETA is for pussies, and his favorite basketball player is Robert Jaworski.

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