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May 16, 2011

Restaurant MariscCo, Barcelona…my best fish and seafood meal in Barcelona. Ever.

Restaurant MarisCo is a delicious and good value-for-money seafood restaurant in Barcelona – most unique due to its seafood’s freshness and informal “fish market” atmosphere.

Just walk up to the fish & seafood counter upon entering the restaurant and choose your fish and seafood amidst its explosion of colours enhanced by the pure white of the ice that surrounds all kinds of fish, lobsters, crabs, squids, shrimps, prawns and seashells. Once you’ve decided what you’d like to eat (it’s not easy with so much choice!), you go sit down and enjoy your wine or sangria de cava at your table while your delicacies are being cooked (once again, you have a choice as to how you want your food cooked – Andalusia style or grilled). In summary, you decide what and how you would like  – and you only pay for what is selected and weighed. Try their very delicious version of lobster paella.

This is Barcelona’s seafood at its best. This is the true truth as I say it as it is…

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July 31, 2010

Raju Restaurant, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia…roti prata from heaven

I can never get enough of the prata/canai here and still hold it nostalgically on my tastebuds. Fact remains that they are doing something right. There’s hardly a day when their tree-sheltered tables aren’t full.

They serve the traditional banana leaf rice, roti canai and roti telur. The roti canai is this restaurant’s trump card with diners making a beeline for the delicious soft, fluffy on the inside, crispy on the out, flat breads. And they are not oily. If you eat roti, try their plain ‘ikan curry’, ayam goreng (deep fried chicken) and squids. There are all cooked a’la minute. They offer a pick and choose station of your favorite meats and fish. All pre marinated and placed in a tray. The seafood selection is good and includes pomfrets, mackerels, flower crabs, squids et al; the meat selection features chicken, its myriad parts (including gizzards) and lamb chops – and have the cook fry them up in his cauldron of hot bubbling oil.

Raju’s as it’s commanly known to the locals, is an ‘above the average’ price for Indian cuisine in Petaling Jaya. They have a sign up to justify their prices (see pix below). This is the true truth and I say it as it is.

January 18, 2010

Trishna, Mumbai…a rage among seafood-loving folks

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Trishna, one of only a few exclusive seafood restaurants in Mumbai, continues to be a rage among the seafood-loving folks of the city.

The menu is typical of any sea food restaurant. A varied offering in Indian sea food across fish, crabs, lobster and squids. The squids cooked with butter, garlic and pepper were delicious. the pomfret with black pepper was superb. The king prawns tandoori was amazing. I’ve now run out of superlatives to describe the rawa fish.

It is a somewhat snobbish restaurant. Trishna isn’t about ambience (the seats and tables are packed together to create a seafood experience for the diners – sardines) – everyone is here for the food. 

I bet you’ve heard the groan-worthy pun that goes “I’m on a seafood diet … I see food and I eat it!” But, jokes aside, whatever food I see (on my table or those on the tables around me) in Trishna, I’d needed the help of my two colleagues and 20 wild horses to stop me from pouncing on them….that is the true truth. I only say it as it is.

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