I have to admit, before I tried Hooked!, I've been going to Manhattan Fish Market every once in a while.
The place still has rather bad ventilation but it is definitely bustling with business and people.
Staff rather attentive though it was a weekend. Ordered the following:
- Crispy Whitebait
- Fried Country Mushrooms
- Manhattan Seafood Platter for 2
Had only ice water
Whitebait is like meatier ikan bilis, which comes deep fried and served with coleslaw on the bottom and a tartare dip, not bad, but nothing impressive.
Fried Country Mushrooms are not bad, but the batter might not appeal to some. A bit thick.
Manhattan Seafood Platter was huge. Rice, prawms, deep fried oysters, calamari and fillet fish. All was good, except the calamari could've been done better.
Manhattan Seafood Platter
Date of Visit: 2013-01-11