Tuesday, January 6, 2009

The Magnificent Fish & Chips Bar

The Magnificent Fish & Chips Bar

I first came across this magnificent restaurant when I was just opposite it dining at Bermuda & Onion. Then, I told myself that I needed to come back here to try out how magnificent it is... the thought kinda slipped away soon after cos coming to this part of KL is really a nightmare itself- lack of parking, loadsa cars, no eating companion :-(

Just recently, C is back and we had initially decided to head out to Bangsar to pick up something and have dinner along the way. I was tasked to find a place we have not tried out before and I ended up on KY's blog (see KY, I look up to your blog!). I remembered the review on The Magnificent Fish & Chips Bar and though neither of us had cravings for fish and/or chips that night, we ended up there anyway because the name is just too appealing (and because I'm not driving hehe)!

(The word "Magnificent" always remind me of some magician pulling up a magnificent trick or something)

Barramundi & Chips- RM34

We had the Barramundi & Chips. I think you get to choose what type of catch you want, not too sure if price varies according to type of fish though. Fried to golden perfection piece of fish with thick cut fries and tartar sauce, such a classic English meal. I remember my dad used to tell us he had so much of fish & chips when he was studying in England (of course that was like 3 decades ago?) and he still love a good ol' fish and chips whenever we dined western. Maybe I can bring my dad here next time.

The Barramundi was as good as it looks. The batter was quite different from the usual ones I have had as the fish is enveloped perfectly by the batter and once cut, the crispy crumbles fall and unveils a fresh and smooth piece of fish. A little bit of Sarsons malt vinegar and freshly squeezed lemon, dipped in a bit of the tartar sauce (we think it's homemade), I can see why the shop's called "Magnificent" now.

The thick cut chips rocks too.

Guinness Steak Pie- RM32

C also oredered the Guinness Steak Pie (as reviewed by KY). Initially we were also looking for the special Guinness dishes but was told that the promotion was till Christmas only. Luckily, the Guinness Steak Pie was still on the menu. The last steak pie I had was at La Bodega's and I thought that was pretty good. But all was about to change when I tasted this. THIS IS THE BEST STEAK PIE I'VE EVER EATEN.

The meat were so tender, the gravy was excellent- so full of flavour and you can really taste Guinness in every bite. While I don't drink Guinness (too bitter and I don't like beer anyway), this Guinness infused dish is pretty damn good. It was piping hot, look at the smoke! The gravy was a perfect pairing for the mashed potatoes as well.

Lingham's, Sarsons, Heinz, HP, Tobasco

If there is ever a comeback, I would definitely be ordering the steak pie again. The only downside of this place is that there're no book-type menus, the menu is written on the blackboard inside the restaurant which makes it bit inconvenient for those preferring al fresco dining. And parking still sucks.

The Magnificent Fish & Chips Bar
28, Changkat Bukit Bintang,
50200 Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03-2142 7021
Business hours: Tuesday-Sunday (11am-12am)

[disclaimer: the opinions expressed here are based on my personal views, tastebuds and preference and may vary for others. please dont sue me, i dont have money. kthxbye.]

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