While strolling down the streets of Fajar Complex recently, I’ve noticed that new eateries had somewhat mushroomed within the area especially in the past few months. One such place is this newly opened Ikan Goreng TNT (yes, the dynamite part did came to mind) which is situated opposite the in-famous Indo Café (more on that on a later post) and next to the Nationwide Express courier services. The restaurant has seen several (swift) changes from different Chinese owners to its most recent one.
Honestly, I’m not a fan of fish to begin with so it does take a lot of persuasion from my dad (who’s a die hard fish fan) to join them for dinner recently. The place is strictly a fish-dish-only restaurant, with only 3 choices of ways for them to prepare your choice of fish. You can have your fish grilled, boiled (yes, not to be confuse with steamed) and the good old fried. The fish will then be prepared with free flow of rice and vegetable soup. We coincidentally agreed upon ordering our fish grilled so I can’t actually show you the other types of dishes. Personally, the fish tasted fresh but the grilling and the sambal that came with it was somewhat a let down for me. The grilling process left the dish oily for some reason and the sambal especially lacked any punch. But my father seemed to love them nevertheless.
** Current status – Still in operation (as of Sept 2015)
Updated on 16/10/2015: We went back and tried out their Ikan Goreng (fried fish) set and it's actually better than when they grilled them. Also we tasted their 'limited edition' Lepat Pisang, which was so-so in taste...