Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Restaurant Fatty Tiger @ Connaught

Everything have names for a reason, we identify restaurants by their names thus if its "Zen something or rather"; we associate it with Japanese food or "Chyna" with chinese cuisine. So when i first heard about this restaurant, i was more shocked then anything else.

Are we going to be eating some fatty tiger? Oohh, this seems so illegal here.

Thankfully not. We are looking here is a restaurant with a purpose; to do things as natural as possible. Getting their fishes and prawns from the rivers of Pahang and even the east coast instead of fishes rearing in ponds and wild boar meat instead of pork. A humble opening reveals a place that serves some of the most expensive fish that i ever heard and seen.

Places like specialised seafood wont even have fish costing RM200 a kg but here? RM1,000 a kg seems to be a norm for a swimming Empurau, RM400 for a dead one and of course with a minimum 1 week order so they can send the order to hunt it down. Man, this is getting crazy.

Recognise this place if you feel like spending tons, and i literally mean tons of money on fish

The sultan of fishes; Jelawat fish that costs around RM12-13 a 100gm. You want to know how good it is? Look below.

Told you so.

Another recommended fish that we had. To be honest, give them some confidence when they tell you that fish "so and so" is fresh and worth eating. This rocked but beware about the fire below because it tends to cook the fish abit more then required.

An eel dish that we had; kung pow style. The fresh slices tastes surprisingly like the japanese unagi we get but this were swimming just barely an hour ago.

Remember the wild boar meat? This is lean and succulent, not to mention healthier then our lazy kin of pig. Cooked in a simple ginger and spring onion fry style.


Some vegetable dish to clean up the palate, and we almost got a complete meal.

Not really feeling white rice? Try their big anchovies fried rice. Brilliant company with the rest of the dishes.

Address and contact details:

Lot 12G, Ground Floor (South Walk),
CMC Centre, Jalan Cerdas,
Taman Connaught,
Cheras.
(Tel: 016-202 8572).

It is open daily, except Wednesdays,

for lunch (noon-3pm) and dinner (6.30pm-10.30pm).

Verdict: 3.5 stars out of 5 stars. Rare freshwater fish spoils your choice in where you want to spend your money. The homely feel that the dishes exudes is a great excuse to get your mom to hang up her wok for the night as you dig into some steam fish. Just be prepared to spend more then RM100 a fish which is not exactly your "dai chow" affair.

23 comments:

Simon Seow said...

Sigh. Not good visiting your blog near dinner time. Making my stomach growl already. Bah Kua wholemeal bread sandwich is my dinner tonight. I hate month end.

Lyrical Lemongrass said...

Dude you gotta bring me to this place. I love anything fish. Salivating di.

Hazza said...

Sounds like a really excllusive place. Probably not getting their fishes from sustainable sources, but I suppose high prices puts a check on demand. Your wild boar dish looked wonderful. I love anything stir fried that way. Spent years trying to recreate it and found out by accident that tomato ketchup is also used in this dish.

ai wei said...

hmmm? this is in CMC??? din know about that. is this new???

Nic (KHKL) said...

good fish is hard to come by these days...so, paying a premium for freshness is understandable lar...especially those rare one...but i'm more interested in the eel dish lar..nvr knew it could be done that way....

Henry Yeo said...

might as well abandon the outstation restaurants by the sea.

team bsg said...

we give it a 4.5 for looks and 4.8 for camerawork but price ?
6 for stars

zewt said...

damn, u made me miss KL food. we need to go for a feast when i return...

daphne said...

boy oh boy, u did it again. Lovely photos. Maybe u shld consider a field in that area! Speaking of which, the eel dish looks really lovely. Something different from what I usually have I suppose.

wmw said...

I'm no fan of eel but that photo of yours "almost" converted me into one! :o)

Precious Pea said...

I agree with lemongrass...i beg you to bring me there. Looks so so delicious, salivating looking at the fish, the eel, the fried rice...oooo...yummy yummy yummy!!
Do organise one session there yah?

ling239 said...

Jelawat = fresh water fish = lots and lots of bones ? @_@

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

simon: only 2 days more to go lar..tahan tahan..

ll: ok ok, we shall make this a top priority session then.

hazza: err dont think got ketchup la..sure or not?

ai wei: at the back..been around quite a while d..

nic: haha other then done in jap style rite?

henry: haha that 1 got sea as ambience mah..

team bsg: totally agreed!

zewt: waiting for all ur souvenirs also ler...

daphne: u r only too kind..haha does any1 want to buy some of my photos?

wmw: hahaha i shall try harder..

pp: will do!

ling239: lots of bones, but big 1s..so its ok larr..

Jun said...

not a major fan of fried rice but those crispy anchovies certainly make it look mouth-watering...

Henry Yeo said...

hello, you only go there because at least the seafood is 'fresh'

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

jun: ohhh try this..and tell me otherwise..haha

henry: "true"..haha

~Christine~Leng said...

oh.. I love steamed fish. It must be darn good ;P since you guys cleaned it up!

celine said...

Overall, it's quit a healthy meal. Fresh fishes...

fatboybakes said...

the fried rice looked like it had enough wok hei....i likee

Mochachocolata Rita said...

i want the anchovy fried rice, let me do one here hehe

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

christine: haha had to..seriously..

celine: yeap as healthy as it can be

fbb: yupyup..enuf wok hei..

mocaha: can do urself..i wnt to see

tankiasu said...

Wow, this is a chiu kap dai chow affair indeed!

thenomadGourmand said...

takin a fren frm Sg there since he requested to go..is the plc stil as good?