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By Ben_Dover - 13 December 2012 33

 Context; I have recently returned to eating fish, (but not meat,) after 30 + years of vegetarianism. (Reasons available on application.) As a newb I am not au fait with the purchase of fish dishes or fish in the ‘Berra

 Please, hive mind, name me, in terms of fish dishes, your favourite;

    — Chippy:

    — Indian restaurant / takeaway:

    — Other ethnicity restaurant / takeaway:

    — Fine Dining:

    — Wet fish shop:

My thanks in advance.

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Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 8:47 am 16 Dec 12

When I used to be a tradie, I would spend lunch time in a different part of canberra every day and have tried I think every takeaway.

Watson is great as said.

Fisher is also wonderful. Especially the fish cocktails. They are off cuts from the normal fillets(I think snapper) but are usually the choicest part. Expensive though.

Sounds like I need to make a wander into civic and try this fish shack.

IMHO burnies from the bay is over rated. It’s decent but nothing like what I hear some peeps rave.

Also I have ever eard the term chippy in all my life. Is this a term new to canberra?

Darkfalz 7:58 am 16 Dec 12

The red snapper from Ainslie takeaway is great, but their chips aren’t so good. Shame O’Connor Fish and Chip closed. Dickson takeaway has nice chips and decent variety.

Pork Hunt 5:54 pm 15 Dec 12

vulpior said :

astrojax said :

chippy at watson shops is quite good – and they sell beer!

I’ve recently discovered the chippy at Watson shops; Watson is my on-the-way-home shopping option when I know I won’t get into Bungendore in time, there’s been a couple of occasions when I haven’t felt like cooking. We’ve done pizzas twice and fish & chips only once, but the fish was great and the chips too. They were wrapped well and after half-an-hour’s drive we gave them less than a minute in the microwave; still as if they were just served.

They used to have a sign on the wall: For your health and beauty, eat more fish.

vulpior 5:26 pm 15 Dec 12

astrojax said :

chippy at watson shops is quite good – and they sell beer!

I’ve recently discovered the chippy at Watson shops; Watson is my on-the-way-home shopping option when I know I won’t get into Bungendore in time, there’s been a couple of occasions when I haven’t felt like cooking. We’ve done pizzas twice and fish & chips only once, but the fish was great and the chips too. They were wrapped well and after half-an-hour’s drive we gave them less than a minute in the microwave; still as if they were just served.

Ben_Dover 10:38 am 15 Dec 12

tr0jan said :

7.5 is quite high, I would be seeing a doctor and starting to take Cholesterol Meds. I am diabetic and when my blood sugar levels were poor my cholesterol went up to about 6, medication brought it down significantly to an average level.

Thanks mate, I’m seeing the quack, but I’ll have a go at beating it with diet and exercise first.

tr0jan 8:37 am 15 Dec 12

Jivrashia said :

johnboy said :

Fish Shack in Civic is pretty good when I’ve been

Since it got a mention, and I didn’t want unwanted attention by opening a new thread just for it, I thought I should throw in this experience with The Fish Shacks (TFS).

So a friend and I decided to lunch at this place again, as we previously had good experience with them. Friend and I both ordered The Shack Basket.

Mine seemed fine but my friend’s basket seemed to lack the soft crab. My friend, at his usual best, shared his concern with the staff.

Before we knew it staff brought out a whole basket of fried soft crab and apologies.

Great service? Owner’s dedication to customer satisfaction (he was present in the kitchen)?

Whichever way, we definitely (defiantly?) will be keeping TFS on our list of places to lunch.

I have a story pretty much the same for the Fish Shack in the City, my partner and I have been there quite often and every time it is great. There was only one time when we thought the servings were a bit small and the owner noticed us as he was coming back into the shop. He refunded our money and cooked our two meals again making sure they were done right. He really went above and beyond, I highly recommend trying The Fish Shack Out.

Ben_Dover said :

MightyJoe said :

How do you have high cholesterol after 30 years of veg???

One word “cheese.”

7.5 was my last reading 🙁

7.5 is quite high, I would be seeing a doctor and starting to take Cholesterol Meds. I am diabetic and when my blood sugar levels were poor my cholesterol went up to about 6, medication brought it down significantly to an average level.

Ben_Dover 8:19 am 15 Dec 12

MightyJoe said :

How do you have high cholesterol after 30 years of veg???

One word “cheese.”

7.5 was my last reading 🙁

rosscoact 3:31 pm 14 Dec 12

Madam Cholet said :

rosscoact said :

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Costco do quiet good salmon, I haven’t tried the other fish.
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I think it would be quiet and therefore good at that stage. Not that I’ve ever seen a noisy fish.

XD

Madam Cholet 3:02 pm 14 Dec 12

rosscoact said :

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Costco do quiet good salmon, I haven’t tried the other fish.
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I think it would be quiet and therefore good at that stage. Not that I’ve ever seen a noisy fish.

dtc 2:21 pm 14 Dec 12

MightyJoe said :

How do you have high cholesterol after 30 years of veg???

Perhaps what you have been told about diet and cholesterol is proving not to be quite true… there are plenty of people who argue that vegetable oil (particularly corn/palm oil) is much worse for you than animal fat

(and it seems that 50% of people who have heart attacks have cholesterol above the recommended level. Oh, and 50% have cholesterol below the recommended level)

for another thread, perhaps

MightyJoe 2:11 pm 14 Dec 12

How do you have high cholesterol after 30 years of veg???

Ben_Dover said :

Poetix, would love to read your story; onanhag at gmail dot com

My reasons? I’d been vege for 30 years, but several circumstances came together to corrupt me.

1) Going to “The Fat Duck”. Even though they would have catered to me as a vege, I felt I wouldn’t be getting the whole deal. So I opted for “Piscatarian.” (We met Heston!!)
2) Need for fish oil. I have been diagnosed with high (very high) cholesterol, and need to take fish oil supplements.
3) My wife’s cooking. My wife is a fantastic, brilliant, wonderful cook. (Amongst her multitude of wonderful qualities.) Her having the option to do fish dishes gives her a broader palate to work from.
4) Protein. As part of my new “healthy” lifestyle I have upped my exercise routine. I have used whey protein in the past, and still do. But high quality fish protein is very useful.
5) Before becoming a vege I was a very keen fisherman, I have always loved fish.
6) Time to put me first.

Just so this doesn’t get lost!!

Please, hive mind, name me, in terms of fish dishes, your favourite;

– Chippy:

– Indian restaurant / takeaway:

– Other ethnicity restaurant / takeaway:

– Fine Dining:

– Wet fish shop:

rosscoact 2:00 pm 14 Dec 12

Yes, clear eyes and red gills are my reference points for freshness.

The places in Fyshwick and Belco markets are great but the eyes seem to be clouded too often, which is understandable on a Sunday but less so on a Thursday.

Costco do quiet good salmon, I haven’t tried the other fish.

I never thought I would say this but the mega Coles in Gungahlin has some of the freshest fish I’ve seen, unless they use Visene on the fish eyes. 🙂

I concur that Fish Face makes pretty damn good F&C

The rest – the classic steamed barramundi with ginger and shallots is pretty damn good at The Scholar and the fish is murdered at your request so it’s pretty fresh.

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