Sorry for the long break in blogging, guys! I’ve been so busy with work that I hadn’t had time to sit down and sort through my photos.
Bel and Jo celebrated my birthday two weeks ago with a nice meal and a movie @One Utama Shopping Centre in Damansara. Our dinner was supposed to be at 730pm but I got off my assignment at 4-ish and was here by 5pm.
1U has never been my favourite place to shop because it’s just so massive and the layout branches out all over the place that I find it hard to explore. That, and it’s far from my house.
Stopped by the Rainforest to look at some fish..
It’s a nice little enclave with greenery and ponds with fat koi fish swimming in it. I sat on a bench nearby to finish some reading.
Also bought these wooden beads for only RM12 from a small shop selling dreamcatchers, earrings and other crafty stuff.
The traffic was bad so Bel and Jo only got to the shopping mall at 8pm. We settled for Fish N Co – which was where we had our Christmas gathering a couple of years ago (has it been already?. Serving all things seafood, the restaurant dishes out mixed Western and fusion fare to suit the local taste buds (like sambal fish n chips, chilli crab with rice, etc.). Adopting the concept of ‘seafood in a pan’, it was inspired by fishermen who would often cook fresh catch directly in the pan.
I was starving by then, so I ordered a grilled calamari in lemon butter sauce (RM14.95) for starters. This is one of their signature appetisers, and did not disappoint. Slightly charred on the outside for that smokey flavour, the squid was sliced into easy-to-eat yet generous chunks and was fresh and springy. The lemon butter sauce was tangy and creamy without being overpowering: perfect to whet the appetite before digging into heavier mains. Good for sharing, and if you’re a small eater, order a side of fries/rice for a meal on its own.
My main meal was New York Fish n Chips (RM21.95), a generous portion of battered fish stuffed with parmesan cheese, served with cool mayo dip and thick cut fries. The batter is well done, crispy on the outside while the meat is moist and juicy on the inside. Be careful when it’s served so as not to burn your tongue! The cheese on the lends it a smooth, creamy taste. I like this the best compared to the other FnC options, like Arctic, Swiss, Italian, Afrika, Sawadee: all with their own toppings and flavours, so to each their own. :)
Bel had the healthier non-fried option, Baked White Fish with Mozza Cheese (RM22.95), which was covered in a generous amount of melted mozzarella cheese and served with mixed vegetables and a bed of mashed potato.
Fish N Co have branches in many shopping malls, and like many franchises, some places are better than others. I recommend the one in 1U and Paradigm Mall, Kelana Jaya (but some people have had less than pleasant experience with the food here, so..) but it really boils down to personal preference.
Fish N Co 1 Utama
LG 350, Lower Ground Floor,
Lebuh Bandar Utama,
Selangor Darul Ehsan.
Tel: + 6 03 7722 4928
They got me accessories from Lovisa as presents :) Thank you, guys! I especially like the stone earrings :)