One of my favourite TV cooking program of all time was “The Two Fat Ladies”, a BBC Two production from the mid- to late-90s starring the irrepressible duo, Clarissa Dickson Wright and the late Jennifer Paterson. The name of this restaurant caught my attention this evening – Two Fatty (sic) Seafood Restaurant in SS2, one of KL’s older middle-class suburbs.
The large signboard at the front of the restaurant showed the portraits of two heavy-set Chinese men in white chefs’ togs. A KL friend who lives in that area decided to introduce me to his grandson’s fave dining spot. What we tried this evening:
- a complimentary soup of the day was served first: chicken feet boiled with red dates & "lou wong kua" (translates literally from Cantonese as "old yellow melon") - a bit salty here.
- Fish-head curry, served bubbling in a claypot. A giant red snapper fish head, chopped up into pieces and pre-fried before being added to the curry, together with aubergines, long beans, cabbage, tomatoes and onions. The version served here was ultra-spicy! I especially enjoyed the fish-eyes – especially the gelatinous parts surrounding the eye-balls.
- Deep-fried Emperor pork ribs. Two Fatty’s rendition was dry-ish and I thought the ribs used were not meaty enough. But at only RM8 or USD2.60 a piece, it’s very reasonably priced.
- Caramelised prawns. This was utterly delicious: perfectly –flavored using soysauce-based marinade.
Worth checking out if you’re in the neighborhood.
Two Fatty Seafood Restaurant (宏生海鲜饭店)
95 Jalan SS2/6, Taman Bahagia
47300 Petaling Jaya
Tel: +603-7873 1391