Fish and Chip This in Manly, Australia

One of my favourite travel moments is when it’s time to discover really good food. I always like to find out where the locals like to go and then I like to know what food is authentic to the specific city. When in Texas, look for Texas BBQ or Tex Mex. When in Montreal, have poutine. When in Britain have fish & chips. Apparently, when in Australia, you should have fish & chips too! I’m used to having cod, haddock, or halibut battered and deep fried …sometimes beer battered and then fried. While in Manly, Australia (just outside of Sydney) I stumbled upon this cute place called the fish Shack.  You will find this place along the Steyne Street, right in front of the beach. I ordered the Barramundi fish & chips for takeaway.  The barramundi is a white fish, which is quite meaty, high in omega 3 and packed with protein. It is mercury free and considered environmentally friendly. We chose to take the food away and sit along the beach. The service was just okay and we did receive our food within 15 minutes.

I couldn’t place this order without including the iconic beverage, Bundaberg ginger beer. Ginger beer takes me back to my childhood years. It was always a treat to get Reed’s Jamaican Ginger Beer.   If you love ginger, you must try this beverage! Bundaberg brew has been around since the 1960s and it’s known for its quality ingredients. Lucky for me Bundaberg is exported to the US and I can quench my thirst with this anytime.

There are tons of food options in this cute little town. This was a pleasant moment, but I only had only one afternoon so I didn’t get a chance to try anywhere else.

Australian Ginger Beer


Barramundi Fish and Chips


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