It was really an amazing fact, yet I never really thought of it until I dined with Chong the other night right before the night photo-shoot session at KLCC... it has been terribly a long time since I last had a proper fish meal. Do not get me wrong, I do love fish. But it does seem that fish is not exactly one of the most popular meat to be included in Malaysian food generally, and would have spiked the price significantly. That aside, I do believe it is not a common thing to find real fresh fish being served in this giant city, and this applies to seafood on the whole too.
Hence, it was good to have fish as food once again. Behold... the platter that we have feasted on.
It was also another weird fact that one of the least favourite food I would cook during my cooking days (yes I do cook, and I can cook pretty well if you start to wonder) would be fish. I just could not get them right, texture and taste wise. It is so much easier to just go out and order fish and that could have been one decent wholesome dinner, minus the oil and salt factor. Nevertheless, I seriously miss having fish and chips every now and them like I used to in Perth. Unlike Australia, locally here fish and chips are not considered as normal everyday food, thus it has become something really pricey in Malaysia.
DEAD PRAWN ON PLATE
I mean, come on, in Australia you get superbly good fish and chips being served at the roadside, selling really cheap, being wrapped up in meagre paper and ready to go. In Malaysia.. you can only find near reasonable fish and chips in fancily decorated restaurants, serving in plates with fork and knife at ridiculously hiked price. Of course I would not want to frequent fish and chips anymore here.
So any other fish fans out there?