So ever since I got back from Thailand I've been longing to have some tasty nicely cooked fish, the one thing I remember distinctively after I spent a while in Thailand is thinking to myself "oh boy! fishes do actually vary in taste, tenderness, etc, and the same kind of fish can also have slightly different taste according to how its cooked!!", that revelation was stunning to me, cuz for as long as I can remember "fish" tasted the same, always, anywhere (in Jordan;that is). And I remember wishing I had my family and friends there to taste that too! Now its true I got really bored with sea food but one longs for a nice barbecued jumbo shrimp, oh or that deep fried little shrimps ,or the grilled -weird looking- fishes, so I ordered some when I was invited to Tawaheen ElHawa; supposedly a good place with good food right ? but the disappointment couldn't be bigger! The shrimps tasted just like "fish" (Jordan fish,the one and only "fish" u can taste here), and of course the fish tasted like "fesh,the Jordan fesh), and they all tasted the same, I asked the waiter if they cook all fishes with the same oil and he said yes! It was also over done kinda burned!
Then couple of days ago, me and a best friend of mine fulfilled a couple-of-years-long pact to go to this sea food restaurant (The Ocean / المحيط ) in Madina St. when I get a job and have my 1st pay check, we used to pass by it everyday going back from univ and it looked "Expensive" and we put dining there on the bucket list :D and after years of waiting,The Ocean delivered, the same disappointment as in Tawaheen el hawa ! You could tell the shrimp isn't fresh (the grilled), It was poorly done really, and the story of deep friend shrimp repeated itself, it tasted like the fillet! and again the waiter tells me "yes we fry everything with the same oil, but only because its Eid and we have many people) !aha ! so you have this many people and you do your best to serve them so-so food ? I found that both stupid and stupid! and I feel really bad for people here ,I mean if you go to one of those places and pay a good fat bill for having a dinner with your family aren't you at least supposed to have a good meal ? its a pity!
But today I found the best of the worst, this place in City Mall called "Ruby
Thursday "(edit : its actually called Ruby Tuesday)lol, they make mean ribs btw try that ! the shrimps were cooked in the same oil as the chicken tenders this time -lol-, but it tasted okay ,I mean it didn't taste anything special,no sauce no nothing,but at least it didn't taste like you're having samak magtoo3 raso :D
So from now on, I'm not paying to have sea food again in Amman, I'll stick to the good old Mansaf.
bon appetit,oh la la :o