Manhattan Fish Market

Manhattan Fish Market Seafood Platter

Now doesn’t that look oh-so-inviting?

And the best thing is, that was my dinner just now. What you’re looking at, is the seafood platter for two ($29.90) which me and Cheryl ate at the Manhattan Fish Market.

Looks rather similar to the one sold at Fish & Co. but allow me to let you in on a secret:

this one is much better!

for starters, this platter includes oysters! and i prefer the garlic rice they serve. The platter also came with some calamari, fries, prawns and fish.

It did taste as good as it looked. and it was rather entertaining too… let me explain why…

when the waiter brought us the platter, he had a blowtorch in his hand. yes yes, i too, wondered what the heck was going on.

then the magic began:

He turned it on and proceeded with heating up the prawns.

Now now, it seemed weird at that time too… I mean, the prawns weren’t exactly creme brulee were they? I was highly curious… but sorry guys, couldn’t snap a picture in time. I would, next time I promise. It was an interesting sight.

Finally when l i actually got to see and taste the prawns, I saw that they were coated with some creamy white sauce that tasted divine. And I do mean divine. Cheryl would agree with me! It wasn’t quite mayonnaise, neither was it tartare sauce. It had a savoury creamy taste to it. Maybe one day i’ll ask the chef. Anyway, it tasted darn good with the prawns.

The fried oysters were yummy and the fish was tender and I liked the fact that theirs wasn’t too oily. But the portion was really huge. So huge that we couldn’t finish everything, though we wished we could. We had to leave some rice and fries untouched.

Speaking of the rice. haha. I was actually so amazed by how they got their rice so fragrant and tasty (i suspect lots of butter and ya, garlic juice/sauce? i couldn’t find garlic bits at all though) that I actually started taking a whiff. a waiter saw me sniffing the rice (okay, not my proudest moment) and came over to ask me if anything was wrong. I actually didn’t know what he was talking about until I realised that he must have thought that I was inspecting the rice because there was something wrong with it.

Amused, I started laughing and said that it was in fact the total opposite. I loved their garlic rice and was just wondering how they made theirs!

They must have thought I was a weirdo… haha… well anyway, to make up for it, I filled their feedback form and commended the food and yes, i also asked how they made the rice. I left my email address but I doubt they’d let me in on the secret…

Ambience of Manhattan Fish Market
the interior

Entrance of Manhattan Fish Market
the entrance of the restaurant

And so, both of us stepped out of the place feeling stuffed but contented. I can’t wait to come back again and try the other stuff on their menu.

Oh, and look at what they printed on the feedback form:
*The fishes, squids, mussels, oysters, lobsters, prawns would like to thank you for the time taken to complete this form. It makes our living in the ocean more meaningful. Looking forward to become a better dish*

poor fishies….

Manhattan Fish Market
Plaza Singapura
68 Orchard Rd
Tel: 6835-9300

4 out of 5 burps


Posted on 14th Jun 2005 in Uncategorized


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Anonymous commented on December 29, 2007 at 1:00 pm

wowwww i missed this platter though we only had it once too bad its our last day in kuala lumpur when we had our dinner here.. i wish i ive tried it on the first day.. sure il be having lunch and dinner in this place.. wuahh and am so damn eager to find and try the sauce that they used for the fish fillet.. too bad until now i havent found but il keep on trying maybe il hit the jackpot.. i hope so.. 🙂

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