It’s Sunday night in Bangkok, it’s hot and humid with a little breeze. I could do with a little more cold weather but for some reason today I’ve been thinking of fish and chips. Hmm.. there’s nothing quite like having hot fish and chips after a cold walk outside in the rain. It just doesn’t taste as good in hot Bangkok. The fish and chips in Wellington was heavenly. The first afternoon Alex and I got into Wellington, it was raining, cold and windy. After twelve hours of traveling we were hungry. Okay there’s airplane food, but it isn’t satisfying.
So we checked in and headed out for some food. The hotel recommended we try out the Wellington Sea Market which was on Cuba street. It’s pretty easy to see with it’s huge signs and as it’s a standalone building it’s really not hard to find.
It’s an outlet of the Wellington Trawling Company which supplies fresh fish all over the world and also to top restaurants in New Zealand. At their outlet you can even choose your own fish and tell them how you want it cooked for a little under two kiwi dollars. They have all kinds of fresh fish and oysters as well. We just ordered their simple fish and chips and I have to say it was delicious! Their fries were equally good, not greasy at all and for a reasonable price of about $4.50. If you want mayonnaise or ketchup you pay extra. They have small packs on the counter for 90cents or larger packs in the freezer for roughly $1.50.
What fish do they use? They said they usually use Blue Nose or the Warehou. I honestly have no clue but it does taste good. You can dine in on one of their few tables or take away. Most of the people we saw, came in for takeaways. It’s understandable since it’s hardly a place you would go for service or ambiance. It’s a simple fish outlet shop where you come in for fresh fish and dine. I’m sure there are many more places in Wellington selling fish and chips, but Alex and I were perfectly happy with our Wellington Seamarket and did go back for seconds before we left. http://www.wellingtonseamarket.com Nothing beats eating food freshly cooked. Okay I’m hungry now.