Showing posts with label chips. Show all posts
Showing posts with label chips. Show all posts

Thursday, March 05, 2020


If you can’t go to Great Britain for fish and chips, let British fish and chips come to you. Head on up to Resorts World Genting (RWG) where a ‘chippie’ experience at The Laughing Fish by Harry Ramsden awaits.
My personal favourite catch there is the light and flaky Cod (regular RM40, large RM48 & legendary RM58). Served piping hot, the slab of imported Atlantic cod comes coated in airy-light, crisp batter with a pile of thick-cut, double-cooked chips.
If you prefer flavourful depth to your fish, the chunky Haddock (regular RM44, large RM54 & legendary RM64) will reel you in. Each serving of fish and chips at this resto comes with a choice of Harry’s Mushy Peas, Harry’s Gravy or Curry Sauce. Additional serving of mushy peas is available at RM6 and Double Cooked Chips at RM10 while gravy and curry sauce costs RM4 each.
Interestingly, Genting SkyAvenue F&B Sous Chef Mohanakrishna Nadarajah (left) informs us the curry sauce recipe was specifically created by the RWG team, to cater to local tastebuds but in compliance with the master franchisor’s guidelines.
The veteran chef, who has two decades of industry experience including past stints at RWG’s the Peak (now known as Olive), Ireland and Abu Dhabi, recalled his training with Harry Ramsden. “We are taught on the essentials: from cutting chips and making the batter to the correct consistency, to knowing the types of fish and potatoes used.”
Together with Outlet Chef Devlin M Danker who has 17 years of experience in European/Western cuisine, the duo ensures the various menu offerings at The Laughing Fish by Harry Ramsden are up to scratch.
Famished diners will find ample succour from the Sharing Platter (RM35) featuring salt & pepper fried calamari, battered onion rings, deep-fried mozzarella cheese sticks and deep-fried chicken chunks. These nibbles should keep hunger pangs at bay before the mains arrive.
Thirst-quenchers to raise your glasses to include Laughing Fish Signature Lemonade, served in single or a sharing fish-shaped jug; Laughing Fish Rose Lemonade and Tamarind cooler – two localised concoctions rustled up by the RWG resident mixologist. The drinks’ refreshing tanginess help to banish any greasy richness from partaking all the meaty and fried stuff.
Those partial to burgers can relish Cod Burger (RM32) – a sturdy yet soft burger bun with deliciously flaky cod coated in Harry’s secret batter.  Tartar sauce, mixed lettuce, tomato and coleslaw complete the speciality.
Another classic pub grub worth sampling is Grilled Beef Bangers (RM35). Made to specifications by the RWG butchery, the delicately thyme-scented beef bangers are accompanied by potato mash and onion gravy.
Specially created for local palates, the robustly flavoured Piri Piri Chicken Leg (RM35) proves to be a notable option too. First soaked in milk, the chicken quarter is then rubbed with Jamaican jerk seasoning (smoked paprika, black pepper, onion and garlic powder, cumin, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, cayenne pepper and dried herbs among others) before it’s grilled.
Tender, juicy and suffused with complex spice accents, the delectable chook gives some famous grilled chicken brands a run for their money. Served with double-cooked chips and spicy coleslaw, its stick-to-the-ribs goodness gets our full thumbs up.
No typical British meal is complete without pudding (dessert). Try Eton Mess (RM18) with strawberry coulis; a luscious mound of fresh strawberries, crushed meringue, whipped cream and lime zest. According to food historians, it was created at Eton College's mess hall in the 1930s. Back then it was simply a bowl of bananas or strawberries mixed with cream or ice-cream, with the later addition of meringue.
On a sweeter scale, there’s Sticky Toffee Pudding (RM15) too. Basically a dense, almost stodgy cake studded with dates, it’s served with warm toffee sauce for an indulgent finish.
THE LAUGHING FISH BY HARRY RAMSDEN, Address: Level 4, High Line Roof Top Market, SkyAvenue, Resorts World Genting, Genting Highlands, Pahang.

Tuesday, August 27, 2019


Cricket enthusiasts will be seventh heaven when they step into this quintessential British pub where prized cricket memorabilia takes pride of place.
A cosily furnished VIP lounge and intimate private dining room tucked away upstairs are ideal for special events or celebratory parties. With Happy Hours taking place Monday to Saturday from 12noon to 7pm and around the clock on Sunday, The Sticky Wicket is just the place to wet your whistle with a Gin & Tonic (RM9.80++ per glass).
Also helping to keep spirits up is the Gin Buffet (RM75++ for 3 glasses, RM120++ for 5 glasses) featuring a choice of 8 premium gin: Hendrick’s, The Botanist, Gin Mare, Citadelle, Rutte, St George Spirits, Poli 1898 and The Bitter Truth — you can enjoy it neat, on the rocks or mixed with tonic (RM9-RM17).

Otherwise, resident bartender S.Roy is always happy to rustle up a Whisky Sour (he bowls a mean one too) or a cocktail or two to ensure things go with a smooth flow.

My personal pick of the crop is Somerset (RM29), a gin and tonic reminiscent of a boozy, liquidy apple pie — it’s spiked with fresh green apple juice, organic apple cider vinegar and house-made cinnamon syrup.

Fancy a tall one as how legendary cricket umpire Harold Dickie Bird likes it? Then stump up for Dickie Bird (RM39), a crisp and dry marriage of Monkey 47 sloe gin and Campari balanced with fresh lemon juice, Yorkshire tea syrup and a splash of apple juice.
More batty tipples to slake the thirst of cricket-mad fans include The Bowler (RM39) and The Record Breaker (RM48). The former is named after Australian cricketer Sydney Barnes; a concoction of pear infused vodka, Campari, guava, candy floss cloud and Peychaud bitter shower whilst the latter comprises Beefeater, elderflower, honey-infused beer, fresh grapes and pineapple juice.
Classic pub grub with subtle Asian tweaks is the name of the game here. Designed for easy eating and as accompaniment for a cold beer, crowd-pleasing nibbles such as Salted Egg Yolk with Calamari (RM35), and Pulled Beef or Chicken Poutine (RM36) are conceived for sharing.

Tossed with salted egg yolk sauce and curry leaves, the deep-fried squid rings prove on-point whilst the pulled beef brisket or shredded chicken over chips smothered with cheese and gravy seems hearty enough to be a meal on its own. Although we have some misgiving about the runny egg on top, other patrons may like the extra richness it bestows.

Partial to a Pommie fry-up? Then go the whole hog with The Full English (RM38), the house all-day brekkie with the works: 2 sunny side up eggs, beef bacon, sausages, mushroom, tomatoes, fried bread and baked beans. Had it not been for the chucks of beef bacon and shrivelled mushroom, it would have been a full toss.
The captain’s innings on this occasion comes from the scrumptious Fish & Chips (Cod RM60/Pollock RM36). Served piping hot with thick-cut chips and mushy peas, the sweet, flaky beer-battered cod fillet is easy bait to fall hook, line and sinker for.
Comparable to a marvellous display of glovesmanship, The Sticky Wicket Beef Rib Burger (RM42) is worth making tummy space for. Instead of regular burger patty, you get a delectable mound of braised beef short rib pulled and placed on a burger bun alongside caramelised onion, fresh rocket and a mac & cheese waffle.

De Silva’s Crab Kottu (RM36) also strikes a resonant chord as Sri Lanka’s kottu roti with zingy-hot crab meat curry and crispy soft shell crab isn’t your average pub bill of fare.


Playing on to tempt punters are Fried Leg Stump (RM32), juicy golden brown chicken leg smothered with mushroom sauce, mashed potato, salad and mixed vegetables; Crispy Lamb Shank (RM58) served on herb-infused mash and naughty bean sauce; and Springbok Boerewers (RM69), half a kilo of chunky sausage meat sizzling in spicy curry sauce.
For a sweet taste of victory, plump for Sticky Date Pudding (RM22) with Madagascar vanilla bean sauce crème anglaise or Sweet Appam (RM8), crisp and delicate Sri Lankan pancakes with a fluffy soft centre, drizzled with coconut milk and gula Melaka or a scoop of chocolate ice cream (RM5).

For reservations at THE STICKY WICKET, call tel: 03-2011 5378 or 012-444 2957. Address: 34, Plaza Damansara , Medan Setia 2 , Damansara Heights, Kuala Lumpur. Business hours: 12 noon to 2 am daily.

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