I just cannot believe that I spent RM240 eating some ikan sungai
I had asked my husband to take me out to a posh dinner somewhere because I just want some – poshness lah heeheh actually I miss being in an atmosphere with smart surrounding and muted conversation and the sound of soft music tinkling behind. PRATTTT hehehehehe
Anyway husband said – I ngantuk jom balik je lah can or not .
Sigh..ok since he did not sleep until 6 am – he was at the hospital removing someone’s guts out. Bet you never knew that you can exist without your large bowel hah.
Anyway as we were approaching home suddenly he said “shall we try the Restoran Ikan Sungai” at Desa Melawati. We have passed it often on the way to mom’s house in Gombak and was recommended it very highly by his Uncle (although he did warn us that it was rather steep)
So we parked and went in. The décor was simple but elegant. Huge posters of fish adorned the walls, with their proper nomenclature and the river where they are most likely to be found) There were several waiters and a chef looking person. Hubby saw an old picture of Jambatan Sungai Segamat which he used to see fairly often on his way back to Kluang from MCollege. .
We were seated, and given the menu. The friendly chef never left our side . First he recommended the dishes- IKAN PATIN MASAK MASAM TEMPOYAK., IKAN KERAI GORENG, IKAN KELAH BAKAR , REBUNGMASAK LEMAK, SAMBAL ULAM, 2 COFFEE.
Sebenarnye I yang gatal sangat nak rasa Ikan Kelahtu..dah beberapa orang mention to me, and bila I kat Kenyir tak lak dapat rasa...so I pun order lah karang kempunan kan. Tapi RM58 per 100 gram ok!!!!!! Maknanya RM580 per kilo- IKAN KE MINYAK NI???
Anyway masa makan tu tak ingat cost sebab memang sedap. Ikan dia rasa fresh and masakan dia pun tak over.
tapi bila balik I rasa...it is slightly on the high side lah nak makan ikan...so tak leh buat selalu...
The romantic meal takdalah romantic sebab like I said the chef never left our side.. he was regaling us non stop about his life in Temerloh, how he started, the supply of fish in Malaysia, how orang Cina pandai appreciate good fish and that is why the melayu fisherman taruk harga tinggi, and all the time using proper ceramah BM. Sedap dengar and macaaaammm pergi kursus. Tapi er...at one point hubby looked like "alamak boleh tak give us some privacy" heheheh
Conclusion- memang sedap food. Tapi...RM240!!!!! Sekali sekala je lah nampak gaya...