Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Valentine's Day dinner at Magnificent Fish and Chips Bar (Changkat BB)

This is the first time we celebrated Valentines on the exact date, was a bit reluctant to try due to the bad comments from other couples saying horrendous traffic jams, long wait times, bad service and the list goes on...

Last night we had our dinner at the Magnificent Fish and Chips Bar located at Changkat Bukit Bintang which I booked a table almost 2 weeks back. Good luck finding parking by the road side. We parked at Radius International Hotel, came out to be RM6.50... pretty much the normal hotel parking rate, maybe this is slightly cheaper...

There were not many people when we arrived, though we were 20 mins ate, took me almost an hour plus from Shah Alam, with a few wrong turns... normal KL traffic flow as it was drizzling all the way.

One thing to note that there is no non-smoking section. The menu is written on a green board hung on the wall, place is quite dim though but not bad :)

Almost half the patrons are foreigners!

Waitresses were helpful with recommendations, service was quick, plates cleared from the table whenever we finish. We ordered:

1. Starters - Smoked salmon on toast (RM26)
2. Main - Grilled Salmon and Roast Black Cod (RM38 and RM48 respectively)
3. Drinks - Frozen Margarita and Cappuccino (RM20 and RM8 respectively)

The Smoked salmon on toast is something special, it was served on top of salad dressed in olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Every mouth there is a fantastic combination of balsamic vinegar, wasabi and olive oil! Recommended!

 Other tables already got their Fish and Chip where as we waited another 10-15 mins for ours to arrive. Portions are fairly small... most probably we were served just a quarter or at most half of the cutlet! For that price we could actually buy the them twice the size and cook at home!

Anyway, we started with the cod, surprisingly it was pretty good! The cod is served with potato cubes and cream sauce (like cabonara). The cod is juicy and the potatoes cubes were fried with onions, combined them with the cream sauce, fantastic!

The grilled salmon was served with some kind of vegetable, one should be cucumber or zucchini, can't really make out what was the other yellow coloured one, but it tasted a bit bitter. This dish was somewhat a let down... Salmon tasted dry, most probably over grilled due to the thickness of the cutlet, pretty normal we would say. Try at your own risk :P

The frozen Margarita was strawberry flavoured, no comments, it's a Margarita. The cappuccino was good, we are coffee lovers! Forgot to ask what coffee beans were used but we liked it :)

The bill come out to be RM140 + 10% service = RM154
It was a good experience, will be back in future to try their famous battered fish and chips!

Thanks for reading.

If you have a GPS, here are the coordinates:
N 03° 08.865
E 101° 42.433