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Get Legit Curry Fish Head At This JB Eatery That’s Been Around Since 1983

2nd May 2024

Kam Long Ah Zai Curry Fish Head is a famous eatery in Johor Bahru


When it comes to curry fish head in Johor Bahru, one place stands out above the rest: Kam Long Ah Zai Curry Fish Head. This legendary eatery has been around since 1983, serving up its excellent dishes to Malaysian and Singaporean customers for generations.

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A mere five-minute walk away from Johor Bahru City Square, Kam Long Ah Zai Curry Fish Head regularly draws long queues. Since it opens from eight in the morning till the late afternoon, you can choose to dine here for breakfast or lunch.


A pot of Curry Fish Head here starts from just RM31/~S$8.80. The picture you see above is a medium-sized pot that cost us RM44/~S$12.50, and while the portion wasn’t exactly generous, we enjoyed the flavours and quality of ingredients in it.


You’ll find that the curry is piquant and flavourful, but also not too spicy, oily, and jelak—in other words, it is quite well-balanced. Ingredients such as cabbage, beans, and ladyfinger feature in the thick curry broth. Free zai er AKA crispy beancurd skin is provided as well, and we recommend you add it to the pot of curry.


As for the fish head, many have remarked that it is fresh, clean-tasting, and fall-off-the-bone good. The only issue we found was that it wasn’t descaled properly, and for a “medium” portion, we thought there wasn’t enough fish meat.


Be sure to enjoy the fish with a plate of Rice (RM1/~S$0.30) for the ideal curry fish head experience.


To cut through all the flavours, get the Dragon Fruit Juice (from RM8/~S$2.30). With its refreshing burst of tropical sweetness with a hint of floral notes, this drink is perfect not only for curry fish head, but also the hot JB weather.

For a JB restaurant with $0.70 dim sum, check out our Restoran Kak Kak coverage. For cheap KL-style wonton mee with handmade noodles and fatty char siew in JB, read our Restoran Wantan Mee DS coverage.

Address: 74, Jalan Wong Ah Fook, Bandar Johor Bahru, 80000 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 8am to 4pm
Tel: +60 16-752 8382
Kam Long Ah Zai Curry Fish Head is not a halal-certified eatery.

This JB Restaurant Has $0.70 Dim Sum, Has Been Around For 30 Years

Photos taken by Hor Kia Ee and edited by Casandra Nicholas.
This was an independent visit by Eatbook.sg.

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