Restaurant Name: Fish o Fish, Shop 7, Rohan Chambers, Near Karve Statue, Rahul Nagar, Kothrud, Pune
Date of Visit: 12nd November 2017
An exclusive #FoodProwl (http://www.foodprowl.com/) food tasting event 🙂
Food Prowl team was invited by Ajinky Bagde, the owner of Fish O Fish, for food tasting at his outlet. A relatively small place with indoor and outdoor seating available. Although not a big place, yet it has been nicely decored and is neatly maintained. As the name reflects, its primarily the cuisine served is primarily oriented around sea-food, albeit options for Chicken and Mutton available as well. Fortunately or otherwise, not a place a pure-veg person might fancy visiting. Leaving that aside, the food served was simply fabulous and a place highly recommended for all sea-food lovers.
The afternoon started with Prawns Rawa Fry. The important aspect of this serving was use of uncultured Prawns, hence variation in size. Nice crispy preparation which is devoid of any excessive oil dripping. Thickness of the batter coating used was bang on target as well.
The Bombil Rawa Fry mimics the preparation used for prawns very well. The fish used for preparation was super fresh.
Next came the Tawa Surmai Fry. Tawa friend fresh slices of Surmai pieces that were marinated with spicy masala, taking care to retain the flavor of fish itself. Just enough marination level used to add a slight spicy texture.
Two variations of Bangda Fry namely Tawa Fry and Rawa Fry were served next. Both were excellently done. Full marks to the cook. For the Tawa Fry the fish was marinated perfectly, without suppressing the taste of the fish and for the Rawa Fry the preparation was crisp with perfect batter thickness used, no oil dripping out. These two were the stars of the afternoon, my personal favorite and recommendation being the Tawa fry version.
Amidst all the excellent sea-food being served, from somewhere came the kukkad – Chicken Sukka. Forget the chicken, the masala used for this preparation was simply awesome, so much so good that one can lick out the entire remains from the plate. Prepared using onions, garlic, chilies and other spices, the final flavour attained was simply outstanding.
Another delicacy served on the day was the Crab Sukka. The serving looked so beautiful and tempting, the crab desperately appealing to be eaten. The masala resembled the same used for Chicken Sukka, but the one used with crab was a touch more spicy. The crab meat was slightly more sweater than usual, otherwise a must try preparation.
The Thali served included Goan Prawns Curry, Mutton Kala Rassa and Karwari Fish Curry. Each of the curry served goes well either with chapati, bhakari as well as rice. The choice is solely one’s own.
The yellow colored Goan Curry cooked using coconut, black peppers and turmeric was simply mouth savory, undoubtedly one of the best goan curry version served in Pune.
The mutton in Mutton Kala Rassa was cooked to perfection. The black gravy had perfect balanced flavors of spices and tastes amazing. Good to see an entity primarily oriented around sea-food serving good chicken and mutton preparations.
The orange colored primarily coconut based Karwari Fish Curry was again nicely done and had flavors of fish and with tamarind tinge.
The Rice Bhakari served was quite soft. Even the Sol Kadhi and Tiwal served were quite refreshing.
The afternoon turned out to be and absolute sea-food treat. Thanks to Ajinkya for providing such a wonderful food journey that afternoon.
Fish O Fish is a must visit place for all the sea-food lovers. It is a total value-for-money food joint. And I am making this statement by personal experience that I encountered at Fish O Fish. I had visited the place as well, other than food tasting, with four hungry souls eating without leaving any void in the stomach and paying 600/- per head – pretty fair deal for the quality, quantity and utmost important taste of the food that we had.The meal that day included Prawns Rawa Fry, Bombil Fry, Pulimunchi Surmai, Tawa Fried Baby Surmai, Pomfret Curry and Mutton Kala Masala with Sukhat Chatni, Sol Kadhi, Tiwal, Rice Flour Bhakarai and Rice as accompaniments.
The Pulimunchi Surmai that we had that day was simply out of the world, a must have entity. The spicy marination with a hint of tamarind make the preparation very tangy. Simply loved it.
Other than that, the Tawa Fried Baby Surmai that we had was simply outstanding. The preparation was similar to Tawa Fried Bangda.
Disclaimer : The food tasting, exclusively for FoodProwl, was hosted by Fish O Fish. The review, rather feedback, written is totally based on personal opinion and experience. Assuredly it is not a paid review. Visit the restaurant yourself and see how thinks go for you with food, ambiance, service, etc.