Friday, March 30, 2012

Fish Mongers, Bondi

Does Ocean Foods have a new competitor? Fair enough it isn't in the same or in fact anywhere near Drummoyne but I think Fish Mongers has the potential to give Ocean Foods a run for its money. It doesn't have as much variety as Ocean Foods but its signature trade mark 'kumera' aka sweet potato crisps are quite funky! I could so do with a bucket of them and their corn right now and I will be one happy chappy.

Seared Tuna with hand cut chips and sesame soy - $14
'kumera' aka sweet potato crisps
Grilled marinated calamari with salad and bbq corn - $13
The grilled calamari with the salad is a must! Calamaris are marinated well and the flavours aren't too dominant or salty. The way their barbequed their corn is a job well done; the corn itself is barely burnt but you still get that smokey flavour in every bite and the way it is cut makes it so much easier to eat! So no you won't be getting corn juices all over the sides of your mouth as you munch your way through that corn.

The tuna is seared to a 'medium' level where the inside is still pinkish and the outside is well cooked. You could definitely tell the tuna was fresh and it didn't have the strong fishy taste. The fat hand cut chips were a disappointment though because it was soft and it wasn't fluffy enough on the inside. Could have also done with a bit more seasoning too. 

Price wise, it isn't too bad because you are paying for fresh seafood after all and it is only a 5 or so minute walk from Bondi Beach. All we need now is for Mother Nature to show itself off and wala! That's next Saturday all planned out for you.

Fish Mongers

- 42 Hall Street, Bondi NSW 2026

Fishmongers on Urbanspoon

Gotta go eat!!

20 comments:

  1. Dear Shanshan,

    The calamari looks quite awesome with that charred caramelised flavours!

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    1. Hi Chopin - Twas quite yummy, I could do with some now!

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  2. im such a sucker for sweet potato crisps. i clear out stores whenever i visit cabra!

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    1. Hi Sugapuffi - lol we might have to fight it out there haha

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  3. Wow, this all looks fantastic - better than any other fish & chip shop I've seen!

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    1. Hi Miss Piggy - I agree, it is different to most other stores!

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  4. food does look pretty good there. i much prefer grilled calamari than crumbed ;p

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  5. the grilled calamari with bbq corn looks to good to me . what great looked grill. I love anything barbecue and fish is healthy and wonderful
    best wishes from arizona
    alan

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    1. HI Alan - Thanks for dropping by, grilled seafood all the way!

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  6. Mmmm that slice of corn looks delicious!!

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  7. Thanks for this post! I was wondering what it was like there! Sweet potato chips are always a favourite in this household too ;)

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    1. Hi Lorraine - Thanks for dropping by, sweet potato chips ftw I'd say!

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  8. You rock at cooking. Love how you used corn on the cob to make it look super pretty.

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  9. Sounds fantastic - Calamari and sweet potato crisps are my fav!!

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