Date # 68: Fish & Co.
Fish & Co. is actually one of our favorite restaurants, only that we can’t visit the place regularly because we find the food a little bit pricey for our humble pockets. Good thing they have this new promo where they give a P500 discount for a minimum of P1500 worth of purchase, provided that you have the discount stub that comes free every time you buy a movie ticket from Trinoma Cinemas. We ate here just before we watched the premiere Harry Potter: The Deathly Hallows Part II. We availed of the discount by presenting our movie tickets.
Fish & Co. has no frills at all. All you get is a basic minimalist set-up and good food.
As a starter, Douglas and I had this platter of Prawn Trellis (P227.68). The crust of fried vermicelli was so crunchy that it can fill your head with noise. The prawns were a bit too small for me, though, I wish there had been more of it. The sauce also reminded me of the sweet chili sauce anyone can buy from the local grocery.
Next up, we had the Prawn Fettuccini with Chili Cream (P504.46). I think this should be re-labeled as “linguine”, because the noodles weren’t as wide as fettuccini should be. That’s not a downside, though, since I think linguine is way better than fettuccini.
The balance of heat, creaminess and cheesiness in the sauce was not bad, although I wish it had been spicier. On the plus side, though, I could swear I caught a hint of blue cheese in this mixture.
This is one of the better seafood pastas I’ve had, although I wouldn’t say that it’s particularly mind-blowing. Douglas also remarked that the one in Fish and Co.’s MOA branch had been cooked better than how this one was.
There was a hefty amount of prawns in the dish. The serving size is probably good for two weightwatchers.
Everyone goes here for the fish and chips. Fish & Co. serves the best fish and chips in town, no doubt about it. It’s one of those restaurants that has truly elevated this humble, every day meal into one of the most delectable and delightful dishes.
They serve three kinds of fish and chips in Fish & Co.: The Best Fish and Chips in Town, New York Fish and Chips, and Philadelphia Fish and Chips. We got the New York Fish and Chips (P441), which is basically a battered fillet of white fish, cooked with parmesan cheese, and then finally served with lightly seasoned fries and lemon butter sauce.
A bite of Fish & Co.’s New York Fish and Chips is an interplay of textures and flavors: from the light, crunchy batter to the moist, sufficiently firm meat; and from the tangy, smooth sauce to the vibrant bits of garlic and pickles. Towards the end, you can also taste a sharp ring of parmesan cheese, which envelops and brings everything together. It’s simply perfection served on a pan. (It’s important to note, though, that the fish does not ooze with cheese, so I’m sorry if that’s what you’re expecting :P)
The serving size is good for two—or one, since I’m sure no one would hesitate to mop this baby up all up by himself/herself.
Overall Verdict: Our total bill was P1650, including drinks, VAT, and service charge. With the discount, we only had to pay P1150. I would always say that this place is worth what you’re paying for, although I’m sure some stingy (or smart?) people might say otherwise. Rest assured, it’s a restaurant that you should at least try at least once. If it were just up to me, though, I’d say this is a place I’ll come back to again and again, provided I have the extra cash to spare.
Fish & Co.
Fish & Co., Trinoma Mall
4/F Trinoma Mall, EDSA cor. North Ave.
Quezon City, Metro Manila
CamDoug Trivia: We’re trying out this new thing. We’re going to post tidbits of trivia about us on every new entry. For this entry: Did you know that we met through NSTP? We started talking because I asked him about one of our projects, and we’ve been hooked ever since.
With and For Love,
Rina Caparras and Douglas Chong
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