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Thursday, January 19, 2006 0 comments
Heya d00dz, apologies for the late posting but there were some last minute changes in venue... anyhow, this week's dinner will be held at Hooked!
Now i realise that most of you were under the impression that it would have been Spanish at El Cerdo courtesy of Joa, however i discovered that a gaggle of old acquaintences back from my Melbourne days are coming up to KL for the weekend and had already made plans to go to Hooked (which is under ownership or some such by one of them), so i figured why not join the two parties together? Heck, we might even get a discount out of it somehow... *shifty eyes*
Right, explanation aside as far as i can tell its a western seafood kinda place with some reasonable (as compared to, say, Cafe Cafe) prices with most main dishes ranging from RM9.90 to RM21.90.
And... aw heck, who am i kidding - i've never even seen the place yet and the lazy bastard in me just wants to sleep and get this long overdue post over with.
Ergo, its article quotin' time... Go on, at least it'll give you some ideas about what to order lah! :p
...As you flip through the menu and come across the names of the food, notice that these names are derived from the names of famous seas, rivers, lakes and waterfalls around the world. Saw says that most of his customers tend to wonder where these bodies of water are located and more often than not they go home and look it up on the atlas or ‘Google’ it.
The dishes served at Hooked are suitable for just about every occasion and is suited to every taste bud. To start of your meal, why not try Mezen Mango Madness (RM6.90) which is prawns served with mango yoghurt salad.
This appetizer, which has a slight ‘kerabu-ish’ taste to it, has slices of cucumber, young mango, tomatoes, oyster mushrooms and of course fresh prawns. If you prefer mussels, try Madeira Mussels which is baked mussels served with Hooked’s special cheese and Napoli sauce. A plate of four Madeira Mussels costs RM5.90 and is worth every cent and comes highly recommended.
Out of the many main courses offered at Hooked, some of them like the Hudson Healthy, Berring Beauty, Hooked Highlights and Mediterranean Magic stand out...
The Star: Kuali
... The calamari rings were crispy on the outside but soft and delicate on the inside.
The most famous item on the menu is the Hooked Highlights, better known as fish and chips.
Saw explains that hake fish from the Indian Ocean is preferred for this dish as its freshness is obvious when indulging in the dish.
The flesh is also soft and goes well with the tempura batter that coats it.
The Bering Beauty is decidedly pretty with prawns grilled to perfection and served with mango cream sauce, rice and vegetables.
For this dish, halves of tiger prawns surround a mount of rice on a bed of mango cream sauce.
The colour of chopped red chilli and parsley add a delightful difference to the paleness of the sauce that is rich in cream and slightly sour on the palate.
Chef Nazri's background in Italian and Western cuisine encouraged him to come up with fusion styled flavours for Hooked.
Take the Mediterranean Magic dish, a dish of Western and Asian flavours.
For this dish, dory is preferred.
The fish is marinated with coriander leaves, curry powder, oregano and seasoning and then pan-fried.
Once cooked, the fish is coated with Thai Cream sauce, which looks harmless, but there's tom yam paste in the mixture hence the spiciness...
Gott bless Google. :)
Oh, as an aside, i actually managed to stumble across a valid 2006 online voucher from ING that allows you to have 50% off your second main course - print it out if you want it ya cheap bastich!
Right, location and address details are as follows (i'm assuming you all know where The Curve is... if not, click here):
Lot 152A, First Floor, Western Court
6 Jalan PJU 7/3
Business Hours: Daily, noon-10pm
Couldn't come up with an after dinner plan for this week (there ain't too much around the area) but what with it being at The Curve i figure that one of the many cafes or bars in the area should suffice...
Ya lah, i'll try to be better organised next week 'k? ;)
Right, here's the usual breakdown/disclaimer thingamabob:
Dinner is at 8:30pm as usual and, as per procedure, if you're interested in coming kindly either leave a comment here (preferred!!!), email me, or phone me for additional details and/or bookings (by Thursday afternoon please) with details on which event(s) you are coming for and how many friends/mistresses/family you will be bringing. During the night itself the tables are always booked under my name (which would be "Patrick" lah).
As always, anyone who reads this is welcome to come! :)
Name: Patrick Pincon
Studied at: Monash
Work: Business Development
Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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