Located at the one-century-old heritage building Old Malaya, Pier 12 Seafood Tavern has been a go-to destination for patrons to enjoy seafood with a combination of Eastern and Western flavors from different corners of the world. In addition to its dining area downstairs, the tavern-like dining setting upstairs with a great view of the KL tower from the balcony would definitely make seafood lovers want to drop their anchor!
As an avid fan of Old Malaya, I was excited when my friend invited me to Pier 12 Seafood Tavern. Of course, I didn’t miss out this chance to get to know the 3 much-loved dishes here!
1/ Garlic Chilli Crab
The first dish, Garlic Chilli Crab, was presented unpretentiously with a whole crab in garlic and chili oil yet enough to trigger my involuntary salivation. The dish exuded distinct flavors thanks to its fusion blend of Spanish olive oil, garlic, chili flakes and a hint of Japanese soy sauce. I dipped the Chinese mantou served along into the sauce to soak up all the goodness from this dish while relishing the fresh and flavorsome meat of the nicely-cooked crab. The dish is definitely something you should keep an eye on!
2/ Tandoori Flavored Halibut Fish Fillet
Next comes the Tandoori Flavored Halibut Fish Fillet, another dish with its flavors do all the talking! Imported all the way from Spain, the Halibut Fish Fillet is well-seasoned with fine spices and pan-fried until perfection. The moist yet firm flesh was enough to satiate my palate, not to mention its unique taste that made the dish totally drool-worthy. Served with the homemade cucumber raite, this aromatic tandoori delight is simply irresistible.
3/ Poached Butter Fish Medallions
The final dish that got my attention was this Poached Butter Fish Medallions. Stuffed with spinach and mushroom, the fish was meticulously poached until it reached the perfect tenderness yet not flaky at all. I had to give it up to the chef as it would require great cooking skills to maintain the texture of this delicate fish. A touch of the red bell pepper sauce was added and it totally enhanced the toothsome poached fish. A dish that would make you come back for more!
Pier 12 Seafood Tavern
Location: Lot 12, Lorong Raja Chulan, 50200 Kuala Lumpur.