Thai Food, Fish/ Vegetable Farm, Cheras

The Thai food served at this restaurant in Cheras is for the slightly adventurous. No, I don’t mean they serve insects or snakes, but that it’s quite an adventure just getting there, especially for us PJ people.

But thankfully we had our friend and resident Cheras foodie, Demsi, to get us there and back safely in his Nissan X-Trail.

Our journey started from Steve’s place where Demsi picked up me, Sue Ann and Steve as we were told that you needed a 4WD to get to the restaurant without damaging your car. It’s not often that someone tells you that.

As none of the 3 of us had a 4WD, it was left to Demsi to get us there.

Look! Hills!

Look! Hills!

Being none too familiar with Cheras whatsoever, it was quite a drive to get there and by the time we got close to the restaurant, it looked like we had driven deep into another state.

Where are we?

Where are we?

The road was only 2 lanes wide, the houses were quite old and so were the rest of the buildings on either side of the road. Although I must admit Cheras has alot more greenery than either PJ or KL city does.

The view from Ampang lookout

The view from Ampang lookout

The restaurant is actually located just down the road (towards Cheras) from the Ampang lookout point on the border of Cheras and Ampang, so if you know how to get there, then just look out for the small sign hanging on the fence you see below.

See the sign? No?

See the sign? No?

How about now?

How about now?

I hope your eyesight is sharp.

I told you a 4WD was needed

I told you a 4WD was needed

omg.

omg.

Once there, this is when you’ll find it handy to have either a car with very high suspension or a 4WD or an almost 4WD (like the X-Trail) because the road gets VERY bumpy and there are rocks waiting everywhere to scratch your paint job.

See the farmer working?

See the farmer working?

A few hundred meters of bumping around and you’ll suddenly see the farm appear out of nowhere. If you’re there during the day, you’ll probably see people doing their day to day jobs on the fields.

The restaurant is built on stilts

The restaurant is built on stilts

The Thai restaurant is actually built on top of their ‘fish farm’ which is basically a lake with lots of fish in it.

Talapia?

Talapia?

Most of the fish swimming around look like Telapia.

Coconut liquor

Coconut liquor

Letting Demsi handle the ordering, the first thing to arrive was a drink called ‘Tody’. Tody is a homemade liquor made out of coconut. It has quite a strong smell and quite a strong kick too. I’ll just say it was an acquired taste, although it did have a slightly sweet tinge to the taste due to the coconut.

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Next came my favourite vegetable dish, the 4 style vegetable, or dish of the emperor in English (Sey Teem Tai Wong). It is made up of long beans, shallots, lady fingers and eggplant, although it usually has 4 angled beans in it as well.

The whole lot of vegetables is fried with belacan and chilli. So what do you get when you order vegetables next to a farm? The freshest and crunchiest vegetables I have ever tasted, that’s what. Every bite of the dish had a satisfying, ‘crunch’ to it. Great :)

Tom Yum Seafood

Tom Yum Seafood

Tom Yum Chicken

Tom Yum Chicken

Next came the Tom Yum seafood (spicy) and Tom Yum chicken (non-spicy) soups. The tom yum was very flavourful and a little spicier than that served in typical Thai restaurants.

BBQ Lamb

BBQ Lamb

The BBQ lamb was really nice too. It has a salty, savoury, slightly charred taste to it. And each piece was tender too, which is hard to do if you don’t cook the meat right, as lamb tends to get very rubbery if you over cook it.

Steamed Talapia in a Thai lemon sauce

Steamed Talapia in a Thai lemon sauce

We ordered two fish dishes, the first one you see here is the steamed Talapia in a traditional Thai lemon sauce. The fish was freshly caught from the lake under the restaurant and was extremely soft, tasty and fresh, just like the vegetables we had earlier.

Salt covered, baked/BBQ fish

Salt covered, baked/BBQ fish

The second fish was by far my favourite of the two, the salt covered, baked fish. Basically, the fish is completely covered in salt and baked that way, although I think they cooked it in their BBQ.

The salt penetrates very deep into the fish and you end up with a fresh, soft, salty meat all the way to the bone. Never had fish cooked like this before and I’ll definately order it again if I have the chance.

All in all our bill came to RM109 and was worth every penny and every bump on the road for us to get there. If you’re feeling a little adventurous, why not give it a try?

Fish Farm Thai Restaurant

Cheras

Cuisine: Thai

(That’s all I know about it – maybe Demsi can help out with the address?)

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18 Comments

  1. Vivien, 5 years ago

    hey, how much is the fish? i love salt baked fish, but seem to be expensive in malaysia(had in Thai).

    Anyway, won’t be going there anytime soon, as don’t have 4WD

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    • jasmine, 2 years ago

      only RM38.00

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  2. Demsi Jake, 5 years ago

    Wahhahahahaha the address is
    Fish Farm Thai Restaurant
    KM4, Jalan Ampang – Hulu Langat,
    68000 Ampang Selangor

    HP: Eugene Ng : 019-260 6493

    Below here is the googlemap link of the location it’s at the B62 road =)

    http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&ll=3.126204,101.797514&spn=0.058364,0.090981&z=14

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  3. William, 5 years ago

    Hi Vivien,

    The fish was about RM20 each… so it was super cheap. You can also get the same fish at a restaurant called My Elephant in Seksyen 17 (which I’ll blog about another day)… but can’t remember how much it was there. I think almost double the price.

    Demsi: Thanks for the info buddy! And thanks for bringing us there…

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  4. Demsi Jake, 5 years ago

    Vivien: you can use a normal car to get there, but with a 4WD it’s a lot faster la … I’ve seen blardy expensive car also drive there to makan. =)

    Willy: Np, there are still a lot of places here in cheras for you to explore.

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  5. Hubert, 5 years ago

    Hi there. Very interested which way you came by and how far is it off the main road? Please reply to my email. Thanks.

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  6. junhoe, 4 years ago

    wow nice find guys! i live in Cheras and never heard of this place. ive been to the look out point tho. Might have passed that sign but never thought to explore.

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  7. William, 4 years ago

    Yup it was a good find and a nice eat… we have Demsi to thank for that! He’s also a cheras person… you should try it out, but your car might get damaged getting to the restaurant. haha…

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  8. Jackie Cheong, 4 years ago

    This is very interesting. Would love to bring my family to try. But….??? how to get there….when into maps.google but still no idea….HELP!

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  9. Sue Ann, 4 years ago

    Hi Jackie, haha, how to get there is really really tricky. The place is not even on google maps yet. But you might be able to get a rough idea from this link.

    http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&ll=3.126204,101.797514&spn=0.058364,0.090981&z=14
    (Refer to Road B62).

    This place is near the Ampang Lookout point. Depends on which side you are coming from, if you are coming from Cheras, the turning will be on your left. If you are coming from Ampang, the turning is on your right. The sign is really small so you need to look carefully.

    Here’s the uncle’s number in case you get lost..hopefully not..

    HP: Eugene Ng : 019-260 6493

    Good luck!!!

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  10. wtf, 4 years ago

    is the food halal?

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  11. William, 4 years ago

    Nope I don’t think the food is Halal.

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  14. ew, 4 years ago

    emm..actually a year b4…i used to visit this restaurant very often…but now…i think in compare to last time..the food standard relatively drop..but it is a good place to visit anyway..the bbq talapia…very nice still.

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  15. Simon, 3 years ago

    Fxxk the stupid boss eugene, I will never visit this place again… what a stupid service that u gave….!!!
    Nightmare….

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  16. simonz, 3 years ago

    why was it a nightmare simon please elaborate?

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  17. alex, 3 years ago

    Dear blogmaster,
    The place is Ampang, not Cheras…why is every place near Ampang is considered Cheras? So many webistes call this place under Cheras… strange

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