If it is chennai,or anywhere i go,I love to stay closed to seashores...I never been so obsessed with fishes in chennai unless it is from fresh water or hand picked from fishermen....Living close to marina,second longest beach in the world,we never miss our weekends without those luvly breeze and cooking some fresh fishes bought from light house shops
it been a while, i have posted a restaurant review from CFG,but this weekend we were lucky enough to taste most exotic seafood in city..Mind,i am not kidding here..The Marina,the soon to be opened restaurant which will serve ocean seafood and mostly caught by hook not from net from tuticorin...the owner confirms there is no middle man ,it is directly profited to fishermen and entire village is all set to do fishing for "The Marina"...One more important note, here, the fishes are sold either raw or marinated or cooked in 3 different methods of tandoori, Chinese or Keralite style...
So,U can enjoy seafood feast here,or pack some fresh fishes or marinated ones to cook at home..
So,lets take a look on the food served and how it was!...
there was a bed of ice flakes(not cubes) made by mineral water and all the seafood were hidden inside and a chef was carving some flowers with carrots and riped red chillies...We asked them to place the seafood for photo shoot
Finally we sat on our allotted seats,Mean while CFGians gave a big entry
So not sure,who informed the chef "tom yum is my most favourite soup"..It reached the table so hot and spicy..It was a perfect blend of "namjai,prawns and spice"...One cannot ask for more in a soup,this one is stunner,I wiped the bowl clean..the soup had authentic flavour as we get in thailand..Oh,I miss thai food!
this was "Golden Fried Corn Basket",Interesting with all sort of crispyness!
I am not a big fan of squids..
Fish Lasooni and tandoori fish was served...Fish Lasooni was not spicy where tandoori fish was spicy with loaded flavors ..I am sure,the fish must be shark or red snapper since it was more meat and no scene of breaking off of tender small meats in plate
the crab wasnt spicy ,something i never tried before...it was a damn hit among CFGians
the nei soru and crab fry was the best (out of world )we had and there was immerse silence when people were tasting the food...It was like gimme my kinda food and leave me alone!!
the malabar fish curry with silver pomfret fish and mango slices..what a perfect indulge!!
Finally arrived is my most favourite karimeen pollichathu,the fish was medium sized with more of masalas than the meat..
|Mr.Mahadevan,CEO of Oriental cuisines|
the fish served had huge difference in taste and freshness, which is unbeatable and the best i ever had in chennai..Finally ,here is the place for all sea food lovers!!.. the restaurant will not serve chicken or non seafood varieties...they are also planning for river fishes.the desserts will served from "the French Loaf"...
Finally the happy CFG chetens !!
I am yet to see the menu card for the prices and other dishes(I will update them in a week)...the service and ambiance was good,and i had no complains on it..