The Manhattan Fish Market is known for its affordable fish ‘n’ chips and its communal sharing platters that are very generous in serving sizes. And for the month of October till mid November, they have a new promotional dish on the menu, Wrap n Go. Two varieties are available “Tuna Wrapido” and the “Cajun Chicken Wrap”. Both served with a side of fries, the dish looks all set for quick eats at the restaurant.
Wraps were not the only new items on the menu. 5 different mocktail creations are also served with tantalizing names such as “Ocean Breeze”, “Beri Beri”, “Gargamel”, “Cala-cala” and “Gummy Bear”. And with all dishes new, its hard not to resist the temptation to order popular favourites such as Flaming Prawns where the server brushes hot flames over the mayonnaise mix to caramelize and brown the surface, creating that smoky and sizzling taste. Interested?
For me, I enjoyed the Cajun Chicken Wrap more than the Tuna Wrapido. The chicken itself is decently smothered with an array of marinade and homemade Cajun seasoning. Biting into the tortilla skin, the compact filling spreads evenly. For the Tuna Wrapido, it was slightly messier as the creamy tuna oozed out with each munch into the wrap. Ok for quick bites, and its available at $7.90 each or a double serving of wraps at $12.90.
An appetizer of Almond Prawns were ordered. Crushed almonds coat the surface of the battered prawns which are deep fried to a crisp brown. Dipping it into the garlic butter sauce gives a smooth creamy finish to the crunchy savoury meaty prawns.
The orders of Flaming dishes are very popular in The Manhattan Fish Market. Every so often, I would be struck by the beautiful aroma of caramelizing mayonnaise and the slight charred ends of the prawns. Very very tempting and I was delighted when our own serving arrived.
The “aburied” mayonnaise is thick, consistent with a creamy touch that is smothered generously on the prawns. Slightly salty with sweet overtones, the mix complemented well with each other. Delicious, but sinful.
As if the Flaming Prawns weren’t enough. We also had the Flaming Platter for two. As much as the torch was used, its focus was mainly on the serving of prawns and not to the whole platter as I imagined.
The platter consisted of squid rings, battered oysters, and a large portion of battered fish served on a bed of either garlic rice or fries.
Chocolate mudpie was a good way to end the meal of fried seafood, flaming prawns, and tortilla wraps. Cool, slightly bitter from the dark chocolate with a touch of frost, the mudpie was delightful from start to finish.
I can’t wait to see the new revamped menu from The Manhattan Fish Market in time to come! For now folks, its a wrap!
Many thanks to Fadilah from Grayling for the invitation. It was a pleasure meeting Siti and friend from eatingcorner.blogspot.com for the tasting session.