Thursday, March 06, 2014

Hooked on Fish and Pies

Saw this newly listed shop called HOOKED so googled it and found out it was a Chippy so decided to check it out.

I didn't really have any expectations because it was opened by Kiwi's and I am British.

Previously tried Seasalt and Fish & Chick which were opened by Aussies.

Anyway I loved the location, it was on Caine Road near the escalators.
Brightly lit blue logo with a blue hook and sea blue decor.

This chippy joint was manned by three hunks.

The menu was simple.

It was really nice to see that they sell Pukka pies from the UK.

- Chicken and mushroom
- Steak and Kidney
- Cornish pasty

There was beer too.

They had pickled onions and gherkins.

It was good to see lots of battered fish ready because there were lots of customers coming and going.

They had a choice of blue cod, blue nose and hok, as well as battered mussels, oysters and scallops.
In the end, I settled for Blue nose, half a scoop of chips, and 2 potato fritters which cost $95!!
I wanted to try the curry sauce as well but it was $10 for a small tub and it was quite watery because someone before me ordered it.
I didn't have room for dessert or I would have tried the pineapple and bananas battered in cinnamon.
When it came, it was nicely wrapped in paper.

Blue nose fish:

The fish was really good, the batter was light, crisp and thinly coated yet it held the fish together.

The texture of the fish was succulent, soft and moist.
I've never tried blue nose before but it tasted like Haddock.
Potato fritters:

The potato fritters were slices of potato in batter and quite scrumptious with salt and vinegar.
The chips were ok but not the fresh hand cut ones that you get in chippies but the taste was good because you could really taste the salt and vinegar and it was crisp on the outside and fluffy on the inside.
Next time I will be back for their pies and try different salts on the chips because they have Cajun, Lemon and pepper or Garlic.
Price: $95
Service: OK
Service charge: no
Yummy factor: ok
Napkins provided: no
English Menu: Yes

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