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The Best Fish and Chips in Town?

The BEST fish and chips? Hmm...

It’s Lent – you know what that means: fish on Fridays.

Not that I’m complaining, of course, I like fish – especially fried fish!

Fish and chips have long been a favorite.  Batter-fried fish are a Lenten staple at our house and fried potatoes are just plain damned sublime in my book.  I love the stuff they used to sell at a shop called Sea Beauty Fish Treats when I was much younger: my brother and I used to fight over the chips and the tartare sauce.  As the years passed, there were more chippie haunts to choose from: TGIFriday’s does a jim-dandy seafood and chips platter and Racks used to do the dish in a tip-top manner.

But the platter – no, skillet – shown above takes the cake for the most confident name ever: Fish & Co.‘s The Best Fish and Chips in Town.

It’s essentially a large, batter-fried creme dory fillet with a splash of lemon-butter sauce and thick-cut fries.  A platter with some mayo, chopped pickles, and chopped jalapeno peppers rounds out the setting.

The crust on the fish is properly crisp and seasoned nicely and the fish within is toothsomely tender, almost melting, with a mild, savory flavor.  I recommend mixing the jalapenos into the mayo to add some zing to the fish, though the lemon-butter sauce works fine on its own.  I just wish there was more of the lemon butter, though…  :p

I’ve had better fries, but the ones here work well, too: crunchy on the outside, mealy on the inside.

I wouldn’t really call these the best fish and chips in town, but I have to admit they’re very good.  😀



Midge started her career in PR writing at seventeen when she began drafting documentaries for a government-run television station in the Philippines. Since then, she made a career in advertising and public relations which ended in June 2016 These days, she works full time at Philippine Tatler as a features writer under the nom de guerre Marga Manlapig. Aside from what she does for a living and her poetry, she has turned her home kitchen into a personal culinary lab and is currently working on another novel. Follow her on Instagram at @midgekmanlapig.

2 thoughts on “The Best Fish and Chips in Town?

  1. I always veer to the opposite direction whenever I see a Fish & Co because I’m not into seafood and I think food there is pricey. Having read your post about fish and chips, I just might try it this month, especially with Lent and all.

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