2 Birds With 1 Stone
The menu is written out on black board and it starts with the basic dory ($20++) to black cod ($42++). I ordered the parrot fish ($32++) and my friends had dory. The dory is pretty good but the parrot fish is definitely better because it’s meatier and falls off in flakes. The tartare sauce that they serve with the fish is superb. Just as well because the malt vinegar that they have there is not pungent enough. The chips are super soggy but they are not proper chips. I think they've been pre-boiled and then fried very quickly. It doesn't have that nice crisp coat that chips are suppose to have. If you don’t want to have battered fish, there are also grilled options. The mushy peas are buttery but not enough peas for my liking. We also shared some battered chicken sausages ($18). I must say that they were pretty good considering they were chicken. Who woulda thunk? We didn’t realise they came with chips though so we had a whole plate of wasted chips. They don’t have any desserts right now so if you order any, they will come from Relish.
Right next door to Magnificent is Baan 26. It is a starck contrast with its soft and feminine shades of pistachio green and purple. Homos and I had dinner there last Friday. I was late so they had ordered without me. I was hoping for some serious, no-nonsense homecooked Thai food but alas, it was not meant to be. The menu comprised mainly of popular Thai dishes (think green curry, tom yum, basil chicken) with various dishes from South East Asia sticking out like sore thumbs. Cantonese noodles, Medan fried rice, Nyonya asam prawn and freaking kangkung belacan. I was willing the give it the benefit of the doubt. Eventhough the signboard outside and the name clearly suggests Thai food. Its ok, I'll go with the flow.