Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Andrew's Fish & Chips

Where: Andrew's Fish & Chips, in front of Spring Garden Road Library, Halifax, NS
When: Sunday, May 8, 2011
What: One piece fish and chips, $6.

I was wandering around downtown Halifax on Sunday and decided to get some fish and chips after my trip to the library. During the warmer months there is usually a chip truck in front of the Spring Garden Road Library. The highly coveted spot in front of the library is very popular among chip truck owners. I hadn't had truck fries in years and decided to treat myself.

Andrew's Fish & Chips

Andrew's Fish & Chips sells more than just fries. They sell 1 and 2 piece fish and chips, poutines, and hotdogs, as well as cold drinks. There was no line up on this day, but since it was an overcast Sunday in May, that was not surprising. The truck was staffed by 2 people and my order came quickly. In front of the order window is a shelf with lots of condiments for your fries or hotdogs, including ketchup, mustard, relish, white vinegar and red wine vinegar, tartar sauce, salt and pepper, and sauerkraut. 

I took my plate of fish and chips and sat on a bench in front of the library. There were a lot of pigeons around which was kind of gross, but that is not the chip truck's fault. People need to stop feeding the pigeons! *ahem*

Andrew's Fish & Chips

You maybe can't tell from the above photo, but there were a lot of fries. Way too many. I would rather have had 2 pieces of fish and less fries. Well except for the fact that the fish wasn't that great either. The batter was crispy but didn't have much taste to it, and it was really wet on the inside. The fish was also very mushy. I wonder if they pre-cooked the fish or just fried it too long. Hard to know for sure really. The fries were a bit tough, also like they were fried for too long. I wasn't overly impressed, but it was a chip truck after all, and only $6.

Maybe I should make it my goal to try all the chip trucks I can find in the city?

I give Andrew's Fish & Chips 2 little fishies out of 5.


Anonymous said...

I've enjoyed reading through your reviews. My husband & I are forever on the look out for great fish & chips. Be sure to try the Parkside Pub in Dartmouth http://www.parksidepub.ca/ and Salt Spray Cafe in Mahone Bay http://www.facebook.com/pages/Saltspray-Cafe/93732279397

Cheers, Barbe

Cindy Robinson said...

Totally agree everyone must try the SaltSpray Cafe. I love this restaurant. They now have three locations you might want to check out. Best Fish anywhere and the pies are sinfully delicious. I’ve been to all three. Their locations are:
(1) 436 Main St, Mahone Bay, NS – Ph:902-624-0457
(2) 9414 Hwy 10, Nictaux, NS – Ph: 902-363-3366
(3) At the Top Hat in Greenwood (Behind Mall), NS – Ph: 902-765-3585

port melbourne café said...

Amazing! Perfect all round! So quick and easy and most importantly... DELICIOUS! Used flake and didnt make the tartare sauce. A favourite for sure! Thanks.
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blue circle fish bar said...

I run a fish and chip shop in nottingham england i think the reason that the batter was so crisp but still a little soggy inside was becuase the batter mix was too thick allowing the fish to look like it was cooked on the outside but still a little underdone on the inside that certainly was a lot of chips but a resonable price

Unknown said...

No one mentioned Wharf Wraps in Eastern Passage. They have fantastic fish and chips. In my mind... the best. You should check them out. Huge portions for your price and a great location on the water.

Randy said...

I am sitting in Ontario would give a leg or something even more to be on my way there.I had a trip into Digby and feel in love with your province and people.I love great fish and chips and tried some all around your area. There is nothing home here that tastes even close to the fresh fish done there.Thanks again for many great meals and laughter