Under The Sea Fish & Chips, 49 Anderson Street, Yarraville. Phone: 9687 6912
Consider The Sauce has long held a preference for fish and chip joints that offer more than paper-wrapped bundles.
We like our F&C and accoutrements fresh-as and eaten at restaurant-provided seating – even if it is of the most rudimentary kind.
We like it, too, when proper cutlery and crockery are part of the deal.
So we’ve never gotten around to trying our very popular local fish and chippery.
But with Bennie being a happy fish eater these days, he’s several times recent in months declared his preparedness to troop around the corner and bring our dinner home.
So off he goes … and back he comes with a meal I find OK in some regards but disappointing in others.
Low expectations met?
The chips are hot but on the dull side for me.
Ordering instructions had been for a small so naturally the medium Bennie gets is excess to our requirements.
The calamari rings are of the reconstituted surimi variety, so are automatically graded “OK”.
Fish of the day is blue grenadier and it’s real good.
What’s more, we receive three generously sized pieces instead of two, so we eat really well.
But the batter of one of them is stuck to the paper and is only messily removed.
It’s been good fare, especially as the whole lot cost something under $20.
But I won’t be in a hurry to return.
And with dinner?
Bickford’s, of course.
We go through at least a bottle of this stuff a week – lemon or lemon barley now that the bitter lemon variety seems permanently unavailable.
But tonight at the IGA we spied a new flavour – apple and cinnamon.
I detect only the faintest of spice undertones but Bennie reckons it’s the best of the lot.