Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Goat's cheese salad, Irish stew and Fish & chips

Well, that was dinner and the subject is probably as obvious as it can get. Except for the part that it's Molly Malone's again. I thought the goat's cheese salad on toast here was pretty good if you're into pungent cheeses. This one had just enough kick to knock on the taste buds and was subsequently more of a rich and slightly creamy cheese as an afternoon. The salad was nicely tossed. This is one lean and clean tasting dressing in spite of appearing like Thousand Island.

I don't really know what's definitive about Irish stews, but I'm guessing it's the lamb and root vegetables like onions, potatos and carrots. And Guinness. That's the impression I have of them anyway and it's actually not bad, especially for the cooler nights when something hot is always welcomed. The lamb was pretty tender and the rest was basically what you see and can imagine of it. Nothing hiding beneath there. The stew did come with a bowl of real mashed potatoes which were rather good. By real, I meant that it did not come from powder and does not contain fillers. It's just a hundred percent finely mashed potatoes with some butter where the earthy taste was still detectable.

It's kinda tough to find good fish and chips here. These ones at Molly Malone's are probably one of the better ones I've had around. Other memorable mentions include Fisherman's Wharf and the next in line would actually be Fish & Co already. I'll probably have to try it at the Greenwood Fish Market & Bistro to draw another line of comparison. The menu here states pacific dory and it's really just a nice fish and chips with crispy battered skin. The fish was served hot and came in pretty good portions. For $16, I would say that it is a very decent deal. Doesn't the golden brown beckon to you?

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