Lai Huat's Sambal Fish
This is one of those that should be categorised as ugly dishes that taste good. In terms of effort for presentation, I would grade it a 2/10 but I would like to think the other 8 points goes to the extra effort that they put into making the sambal.
The sambal is everything. They’ve been dishing it on fried fish for decades and it is pretty good. We selected the flat fish over the pomfret because it seemed the meatier of the two. The sambal is good. It isn’t a paste that they butter on the fish but a dry-fry version that is fragrant and crispy that could just be eaten with rice. The only slight let down is that the fish was over-fried. It wasn’t greasy but I would have liked to have more of texture and flavour of the fish rather than just crispy batter with crispy sambal bits. Again, extra points for the sambal but no points for the fish.
Lai Huat Seafood Restaurant
72 Horne Road