Hooked

June 15, 2011

384 Brunswick St, Fitzroy
This should have been a post about the Vegie Bar. At least, that was our intention when we headed out one Saturday night to Brunswick St, Fitzroy. Alas, alas, twas not to be! The Vegie Bar is so popular, I’ve never been able to get a table in the evening without having to wait for 45 minutes. Instead, D and M, my dining companions, suggested we try Hooked, a fish and chippery a few doors up. The place has a nice feel, white timber walls, framed pictures of fishing ships.

They have a cool take on fish and chips: a healthy one. Oh, you can get tempura battered fish and chips, or your could choose grilled fish served with rice and bok choy. And there are other things like burgers, wraps, calamari, scallops, and they were just about to introduce a soup when we went. And a nice range of fish to choose from. The standard they cook with is blue grenadier, but you can opt for silver dory, barramundi (my favourite), or salmon.

I should have had the grilled fish with rice and boy choy, but I couldn’t go past the temptation of crunchy tempura batter and crispy chips. They didn’t let me down – excellent fish and chips. If you’re going to have fried food, come here, because it is seriously good. And the fish was well cooked, still soft and moist. Nice tartare sauce also.

We ordered take away but perched ourselves at the window, watching hipsters go by on their way to drink single origin coffee from some niche source, or hang out on a garbage can while twittering about Jack Kerouac on their iPhone, or gaze at their mate’s new fixie bike or whatever it is they do. Then we went back to D and M’s place to watch Pulp Fiction. Oh yeah.

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