It’s a little known fact about me, but when it comes to take away food – fish and chips is my ALL TIME favourite. Like I don’t just enjoy it, I love it. Obviously it’s not every day food, which means when I do get to feast on fish and chips, I’m a happy girl. But I am a tough critic – after all, I’ve eaten it enough times!
Tankk Gourmet Fish and Chips first opened in Winthrop, and off the back of it’s success as a local cafe that put a spotlight on sustainable, Western Australian seafood, it recently opened another store in Como. They hosted a lovely Saturday long table lunch to celebrate the opening, which I was all too happy to attend after a big night out the evening before for a birthday. Just what the doctor ordered!
We were treated to an absolute array of different menu items to try. From the beer battered and Mexican fish tacos ($12.95 and $13.95) to the fried feta (yep you heard that right and it was amazing at $5.95) to the salads on the side, it was all very tasty.
Quite often fish and chips can be really heavy and oily, but they managed to find the right balance while respecting the seafood produce. When the tray of fried epicness hit our table complete with squid, chips, scallops and stuffed Shark Bay prawns with cream cheese and bacon, it was an absolute sight for sore eyes. Those prawns were ridiculous! I will be making the commute back for those alone (and a cheeky side of feta of course).
In between bites we all washed our food down with a housemade milkshake. I went for the chocolate flake ($7.95), but there was also a mint aero and cookies & cream version too. Plus. I really liked that inside they have fresh slushies for people who have ordered take away so they can have a little indulgence while counting down to eat.
Just when we thought that we couldn’t possibly fit in anymore food, out came a few variations of how they prepare their fish. The choices of signature battered, grilled, lemon pepper grilled, peri peri grilled, panko crumbed, and beer battered, show that they have something for everyone. And what I liked was that you didn’t feel like flavour was compromised at all even with such variety.
I couldn’t personally fit in dessert, but the others indulged in a last bite of ice-cream sandwiches made with housemade cookies ($5.95). A cute way to round out a meal of non-stop eating!
It’s safe to say, I rolled out of Tankk (with a take away box for later on)! As far as fish and chips go, I thought they were great! I especially liked that it is both a take away shop but also has a dining area that is decked out quite nicely so you would feel quite at home eating in too. If only I lived around Como, this could become a new regular! Thankfully for my waistline, I’ll keep it as a sometimes food I can look forward to.