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Sorrento Seafoods, Benowa

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Published February 26th 2014
Big flavour from a little fish-n-chipper
Sorrento Seafoods is a little fish-n-chipper supplying a consistently faultless product to a discerning local community.

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Ample offstreet parking out front

The young women behind the counter are highly professional, always welcoming, and greet you with pen and paper, ready to take your order or explain the menu.

They work harmoniously in a very small space, darting back and forth from the counter to the cooker, but they somehow make it appear effortless. The result is a top quality product, prepared with care, and delivered with pride.

Everything is takeaway, but there are ample tables and chairs within the small village shopping complex, and lots more picnic tables in the adjacent dog-friendly park that overlooks a canal.

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Budget-friendly menu

The basic $9 fish-n-chips was New Zealand Hoki, which they said was 'a kind of cod'. We chose to have it crumbed.

Within minutes, the hot crispy chips and golden-crumbed fish fillet emerged from the deep-fryer and were tumbling from their wire cage to the white butcher's paper waiting expectantly on the bench. Lightly salted, and with a huge lemon wedge to garnish, it was all wrapped up and handed across the counter with the smiling confidence of a job well done.

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Basic $9 fish-n-chips with NZ Hoki fish fillet (crumbed)

The lightly crisp outer shell encasing each hot chip gives way to the almost forgotten flavour of real potato within, firing neurons that open doors to the best of childhood memories.

The golden crispy-crumbed coating envelopes the Hoki fillet in a loving embrace, in a futile attempt at protecting its deliciously flaky flesh from our hungry onslaught. Interestingly, there is barely enough residual oil to make a mark on the wrapping paper, which is further evidence of skilled deep-frying. Fresh food cooked perfectly.

A warning though, that the serving size is deceptively large, and should satisfy the heartiest of appetites. This is a main meal, not a snack.

The $9 is undoubtedly great value for money and a personal favourite, but the $12 fish-chips-calamari is another winner. If you have another favourite fish, you can choose from their extensive selection of fresh fish fillets sold by weight (ranging from $10-15 per serve if cooked as fish-n-chips).

If you don't know your flathead from your hake, checkout this website with an app to help you choose a sustainable fish. Australia's Sustainable Seafood Guide.

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You can upgrade your meal by choosing a different fish
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Why? Exceptional customer service and delicious fish-n-chips
When: 9am-8pm Wed-Sun; 9am-7.30pm Mon/Tues
Phone: (07) 5538 0977
Where: Shop 22, Sorrento Shopping Village, cnr Bundall Rd & Boomerang Cres, Bundall
Cost: fish-n-chips starting at $9
Your Comment
I have recently ordered fish and chips from here and I will be going back again I live at ribina but it's worth the drive and my dogs can play in the park just great ....
by Penel (score: 0|4) 1955 days ago
Shame they don't fry in rice oil or use a gluten-free crumb/batter. I sure won't be eating there :(
by Aquay (score: 0|2) 2706 days ago
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