When my friend in KL told me that they had lunch at “FISH MARKET” more than a year ago, I though they were having seafood in wet market where people selling fishes :??? . I only found out that it is a western restaurant with specialties on fishes after an outlet is opened in Queensbay Mall, Penang.
One of its specialties is the Flame Platter (RM25.90++), which is served with fish fillet, prawns, french fries, and fragrant rice. The staff will bring along a torch flame and BBQ the cheese on top of the prawns in front of you. Kind of smokey though but is a good dish to order for first time visit. There are Flame Platter for Two/Four as well.
Not all people can afford the meals there. Some people will most probably order Fish and Chip (RM15.90 ++), which is the cheapest main course. The smoothies are also cost about RM8.90 ++. The price has increased RM1.00 during my last visit in October 2008. Even the hot chocolate (which taste like Milo) and mineral water also cost RM6.90++ and RM2.90++ respectively.
If you don’t like french fries, there is a healthier dish good to try – Baked Fish In Garden Herbs (RM19.90++). The boneless fillet is baked in aluminium wrapper with herb. Kind of like local “ikan bakar” style but the quality is there. The homemade sauces which consist of garlic, tartar, and chili sauces are good. For starter, Fried Country Mushroom (RM9.90++) is worth trying. Recently, the 6 pieces juicy mushrooms have been recently sliced into smaller chunks and fried into golden color. Good thing is the dish looks become “bigger”. Bad thing is that there is more flours used, which made me feel like I am eating flour more than the mushroom itself. I still prefer the good old 6 full pieces mushroom style.
As a whole, even though MFM is not an everyday’s restaurant, it is worth trying if you really like fishes or undergoing certain events. There are now 3 outlets in Penang – Autocity, Queensbay Mall, and New World Park. Its website is not Firefox-friendly though.
Name: Manhattan FISH MARKET
Address: Lot No. LG120, Queensbay Mall, Persiaran Bayan Indah, Bayan Bay, 11900 Penang.