The New Fishing Shrimp Truck is Back in Midtown Today
A few weeks ago, the Fishing Shrimp truck parked in Midtown for the first time, serving a menu of various basic fried seafood treats. And it looks like they’re committed to coming back at least once a week. There was some speculation from commenters as to whether or not the $7 fish n’ chips could possibly be any good…so of course I went to investigate.
For $7 you get a hefty portion of fried white fish (about 4 decent-sized filets), and I can confirm that the “chips” are indeed french fries… but if you’re expecting an English style fish and chips you might be disappointed. The fish was flaky, moist, and battered with a surprisingly light batter, not the heavy, thick coating you usually see with fish n’ chips. In the forums, there was some mention of the breading being a little too salty, but I actually found it perfectly seasoned. It also wasn’t as greasy as I would’ve expected, which was very much appreciated. The skin-on fries were actually crispy and delicious, despite their somewhat limp appearance in the photo.
I’m curious to try some of their other offerings, particularly the shrimp basket and the ($15!) Bahamanian Cracked Conch. Hopefully this truck will put midtown in its regular rotation, as decent deep fried seafood is always a welcome addition to the neighborhood. According to Twitter they are supposed to be back in Midtown East today, somewhere around Park Ave., but as always, check the ML Twitter Tracker before you head out.
Fishing Shrimp Truck, 48th + Park Ave