Geri asked me out for dinner at the Manhattan Fish Market last night.
This was the first time that I’ve eaten here. Interestingly, there doesnt seem to be much publicity about this place. The only time when I heard about the Manhatan Fish Market was when fellow blogger, PniiWof wrote about it not too long ago.
The restaurant was nice and cosy. Geri thought that the place felt more upmarket. I thought that the reason could be because we were at Plaza Singapura where there were more well heeled people around. I spent quite a while thinking of what to order. There was a good range of varieties there.
For our appetizer, we had the Sizzling Louisiana Prawns. I really liked the cream sauce. It was a nice mix of savoury and tang which made it perfect for dipping with the baguette bread that accompanied it.
For our main course, we shared a Manhattan Seafood Platter for two. The way that it was served was quite interesting. I was quite surprised to see the person who served us arrived with a flame blower and proceeded to torch our food.
I suppose that this process was supposed to make it tastier than regular oven bake?
Nevertheless, I liked the colourful array of our generous platter of Shrimp, Calamari, Mussels and Fish served on a bed of garlic rice and fries.
The garlic rice was delicious. I do love the savouriness of the calamari with the lovely herbs in it. I wish that it was juicier and tender though. Chewing on it was a little tough.
As for the rest, I’m quite neutral for the shrimp, the fish and the mussels. Though it tasted pretty good, it wasn’t anything to cheer about.
Nevertheless, I think its a nice place for seafood. A nice and cosy ambience and competitive prices. Geri and I spent about $25 each for our food and drinks. Quite worth the price.
As a sidenote, after dinner, Geri and I chanced upon the Osim Upapa. Immediately we went to give it a try! Geri wanted to try out her new Nokia n73 and filmed this :
Ok. The real reason why I’m putting up that clip is because I’m very very very narcissistic and I like to look at myself 😛