Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Saturday, Aug 28th - Sockeye City Grill - Take-Out Fish and Chips

Steveston Fisherman's Wharf
I think it is so funny how in any other situation in North America they are called Fries except when they are served along side battered and Fried Fish. You do not need to explain to even the most provincial of us North Americans that Chips in this case are not Potato Chips or as they on the other side of the puddle, Crisps.  Of course, Fish and Chips means Fish and Fries.  Strange.

We went down after our Blueberry run to Steveston with the rest of the province to get some BC Sockeye Salmon.  Before we could do that, we needed lunch.  There was no way I was going to brave the jam packed fish docks on an empty stomach.  We were originally going to go to Pajos up away from the docks but the line up alone looked like at least half an hour and then probably another half hour for the food so we walked on.  D was getting the empty stomach plus crowds grumpy-old-man syndrome so I knew I did not have the luxury of hemming and hawing while I looked at menus.

Once on the boardwalk, the first large patio from the direction of the Cannery, you hit will be Sockeye City Grill.  It has a large wrap around patio with a great view of the fishing boats as well as a large sit-in restaurant.  We were not staying.  We went over to their Take-Out window where they only offer their Fish and Chip and accoutrement.

Salmon Fish and Chips - Sockeye City Grill
We ordered a 2 piece Salmon and Fries.  The line was pretty short so placing our order was quick but the wait for our order was not as short.  We waited about 15-20 minutes.  We were lucky though to find an empty picnic table around the corner on the boardwalk.  I did not fancy balancing the cardboard dish on my lap.

The Fish was nice and moist.  The batter had that lovely beer battered full aroma but was on the thick side and so not as crispy as some of the best.  It did not break apart easily when you try snap off a piece.  The Fries were quite a small portion though they were hot and crisp and not at all soggy.  The order comes with Tartar sauce but does not come with Coleslaw. That is extra.  It was pretty good but Go Fish! is still the best in town in Vancouver but the fries are probably a bit better at Sockeye's though a meaner portion. 

Cost: $$-$$$ (Take-Out)
Service: On the slow side for Take-Out

Sockeye City Grill
3800 Bayview St
Richmond, BC V7E
(604) 275-4347
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May Ling Wu said...

I love fish and chips! No matter how healthy I eat I always get a hankering. Looks like a fun day.