Best Fish Head Curry in Penang

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Curry, one of the world's most versatile base and fish head, a local delicacy that many would enjoy. Fusing these two together would simply create some extraordinary. Originated from Malaysia and Singapore, the rich heritage of both Chinese and Indian can be seen by the mix of ingredients and the balance of flavours. A beautiful blend of spices along with a succulent and generous portion of fish head, finished with various vegetables and coconut milk, it is absolutely delicious to say the least.

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    Chee Wah Fish Head CurryNon halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    Chee Wah Fish Head Curry has been around for many years and has been immensely popular for its claypot fish head curry. Cooked in an Indian style, the claypot fish head curry uses no coconut milk but a strong dose of spiciness instead. So if you're looking for a punch to the throat, you've just found one. The richness of the curry and the depth of flavour really comes through, perfect when eaten with rice. Coupled with their generous portion of fish head, it truly is a treat to have. 

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    Cash only.

    Things to expect

    A humble shop offering more than just curry fish head.

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    Crispy Fried Chicken Wings.

    Price

    RM28.00 to RM40.00

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    Chee Wah Fish View restaurant

    68, Lebuh Melayu, 10450, Georgetown, Penang
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    042619530

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    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
    11:00AM—03:00PM
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    77 RestaurantNon halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    77 Restaurant is the closest thing you can find to a warm and hearty home cooked meal. The restaurant itself is nothing to shout about but the quality and taste of each dish is definitely worth a word or two. That includes their signature fish head curry which is packed with a rich depth of flavour, fresh vegetables and of course, a generous portion of a head. Simple, hearty and absolutely delicious. It's a great place to have a family dinner. 

    Tips

    Reservation service available.

    Things to expect

    A simple and casual open-air dining area.

    Best with

    Kangkung Belacan.

    Price

    RM35.00 to RM45.00

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    77 Restaurant View restaurant

    77-D, Gurney Drive, 10250, Georgetown, Penang
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    042279086

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    Every day
    11:00AM—10:00PM
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    Known as the oldest restaurant still operating in Penang ever since 1907, the essentials to Hameediyah Restaurant is still intact. This Indian restaurant has been really popular with its nasi briyani and of course, fish head curry as well. Done with a nice blend of spices, the fish head curry is not exceptionally spicy but instead has a nice balance of flavour. The portion of the head is usually really generous, too, as it works really well in absorbing all those amazing fragrance and flavour. A dish that is simple, warm and goes amazingly well with their briyani rice - definitely a must-try! 

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    No GST or service charge incurred here.

    Things to expect

    An Indian restaurant offering delicious fish head curry.

    Best with

    Rice and Mango Lassi.

    Price

    RM60.00

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    Hameediyah Restaurant View restaurant

    164A, Lebuh Campbell, 10200, George Town, Penang
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    042611095

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    Every day
    10:00AM—10:30PM
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    The Myth Curry Fish HeadNon halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    Having the shop named "The Myth" would somewhat indicate that the fish head curry is an amazing dish that was once told in a legend. Despite the awesome name, the restaurant doesn't look very fancy but, it does work in its own ways. Fresh fish heads are picked every morning before the opening, as you'll be able to see in a cooler box. Their version of the fish head curry has a slightly thicker broth compared to most, and uses quite a number of tomatoes. Hence, the sweetness and sourness from the curry itself. It's light, sweet and is quite acceptable to kids as well. 

    Tips

    Use Waze or Google Maps, it's located right infront of Old Town White Coffee.

    Things to expect

    A myth.

    Best with

    Iced Herbal Tea.

    Price

    RM4.50 to RM25.00

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    The Myth Curry Fish Head View restaurant

    Medan Angsana 3, 11500, Ayer Itam, Penang
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    乐台居 Loke Thye Kee RestaurantNon halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    Loke Thye Kee Restaurant is undeniably a beautiful place. With multiple levels of joy, each with its own identity and style of food served, it's hard to pick which one to try first. Having said that, the fish head curry at Loke Thye Kee Restaurant is really popular. Served in a claypot, the fish head curry is done with a nice balance and depth of flavour. No one element overpowers another and the result is a creamy, rich and aromatic bowl of fish head curry. Superb and recommended with rice. 

    Tips

    Ample parking space at Khoo Sian Ewe Road.

    Things to expect

    A pretty luxurious set up with a multitude of things to order.

    Best with

    Kopi O.

    Price

    RM20.00 to RM40.00

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    乐台居 Loke Thye Kee Restaurant View restaurant

    2, Jalan Burma, 10050, Georgetown, Penang
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    042641919

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    09:00AM—09:00PM
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    Toon Leong Coffee ShopNon halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    Having fish head curry doesn't necessary means you'll have to spend a fortune. Take Toon Leong for instance, the catfish fish head curry costs a mere RM5. Packed with delicious and aromatic spices, the catfish fish head curry is certainly one not to be missed.

    Tips

    Cash only.

    Things to expect

    A simple and humble nasi kandar store that offers fish head curry.

    Best with

    Kopi kurang manis.

    Price

    RM13.00 to RM20.00

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    Toon Leong Coffee Shop View restaurant

    Intersection between Jalan Transfer and Jalan Argyll, 10300, Georgetown, Penang
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    06:00AM—10:00PM
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