Tilapia… the name of this fish is like music to my ears. Now there must be more than a million types of different fish species out there, but if we talk about fresh water fish, my favourite has to be Tilapia. It has one of the smoothest and softest flesh ever, but without the many tiny bones that is characteristic to fresh water fish. Of course, it also helps that this fish is not that pricey. 🙂 Just last week, we stumbled upon a relatively new restaurant called Kajang Hot & Spicy Soup in Puchong, and decided to give it a try.
Madam Ong’s Tilapia (RM18)
Kajang Hot & Spicy Soup Menu
Even though the restaurant’s signature dish is supposed to be the fiery hot peppery soup, I did not order it since I’m not a big fan of pepper. Instead, we ordered a dish called Madam Ong’s Tilapia, and never looked back.
A sizable fish was served and I was happy to know that it was de-boned. Ah, nothing like eating fish without worrying about bones! My first bite into it and I was sold. The gravy was sour and just slightly spicy, similar to the taste of assam fish. The flesh was soft and smooth but without the powdery texture. It was almost a melt-in-your-mouth experience! I fell in love with this dish and couldn’t help but wish for more of that addictive gravy that went perfectly with my rice.
Extremely smooth and fresh
On the other hand, the Huadiao Chicken (Peppercorn Chicken) which was supposed to be one of the signature dishes, failed to impress. Even though the claypot arrived with a strong aroma, the chicken meat lacked flavour. It was almost like eating chicken mixed with dark soya sauce. The dried chili didn’t seem to serve any purpose, so did the raw onion slices. If only it were more spicy or savoury, it would have been wonderful. If only.
Huadiao Chicken (RM9)
Claypot Chicken meat that failed to impress
Last but least, a plate of Garlic Potato Leaves to complete our fibre intake of the day. These were young and nicely fried, with a pleasant garlic aroma. No complaints!
Garlic Potato Leaves (RM6)
Sup Pedas Kajang
For a place that is specializes in hot and spicy soup, I was pleasantly surprised to find a hidden gem within. I am in love with their Tilapia recipe and would definitely return for a second visit! 😉
Kajang Hot & Spicy Soup at Bandar Puteri Puchong
Kajang Hot & Spicy Soup
16-G Jalan Puteri 2/4,
Bandar Puteri Puchong,
Tel no.: +603-8063 7329
GPS Coordinates: 3.021836,101.615793