Malaysia: Seafood restaurant owner raring to serve RM7,500 grouper to customers


A seafood restaurant owner in Jalan Pengkalan Weld has forked out a whopping RM7,500 to buy an enormous 150kg grouper as a rare delicacy for his customers. (Pix by SHAHNAZ FAZLIE SHAHRIZAL)

MOHAMED BASYIR New Straits Times 22 Mar 17;

GEORGE TOWN: A seafood restaurant owner in Jalan Pengkalan Weld has forked out a whopping RM7,500 to buy an enormous 150kg grouper as a rare delicacy for his customers.

Chew Kean Ghee, 45, said that he could not resist buying the 150kg fish when it was put up on sale at an open tender recently.

“My customers will be more than happy to enjoy this rare treat. That is the reason I was willing to spend that much money just for a fish.

“I want to satisfy my customers in the best way possible by serving them this fish for a price as low as RM17 per serving.

“This will be a great dish to be enjoyed either individually or in groups,” he said when met at his shop today.

The process of cleaning and cutting up the gigantic fish alone took him up to four hours.

Chew said that he was glad that the image of him purchasing the grouper made its rounds on social media recently as this would attract more customers to his restaurant.

He plans to donate some of the profits made from the fish to several primary schools in the state.

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