Thursday, May 14, 2009
Lai Huat Seafood Restaurant, Singapore
That dark mess in the photo might look rather terrifying, but it brought a huge smile to my face after having tasted it. See, it was basically a deep fried pomfret smothered in a local chili sauce, and it was a speciality of this place (72 Horne Road, 6299-3024), which we coincidentally happened to be near tonight. And of course it's hard to resist a whole deep fried fish.
This one in particular was scorching hot from the fryer, done nicely enough where it wasn't excessively greasy, and was crispy enough where one could eat the fins and tail as a crunchy treat. The chili sauce wasn't really that spicy (nor as stanky as the sambal belacan name would have implied), but it was loaded with salt and grease, which is why I gobbled up this small S$24 (US$16) fish in an instant.
No, it wasn't exactly the healthiest thing in the world. But hey - at least it was fresh fish. I just wish that they didn't put that lettuce underneath, as the taste made its way up into what otherwise was a delicious late night grease bomb.
Digested at 10:44 PM
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