Out Of The Blue
A lively ambience, pretty yellow lighting, cosy seating, and a live band — personally ‘blue’ could not have been felt happier! Out of all places, the Fish Fingers at OoTB came closest to the classic preparation.
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With eight generous fingers , beneath flaky, scrumptiously savoury layers lay some achingly soft, tender Basa — the kind you can smoothly sink your teeth into.
The tartar sauce was mild and sour with tiny bits of veggies and went well with the crisp fingers, who had that the impeccable crunch because of the use of Panko bread crumbs. For fans of this hot, fried starter, the Fish Fingers at OoTB are a must-have.
Location: E-Square, Ganeshkhind Road
Price: Rs 295
Café Mocambo Grille
Primarily revered for its divine steaks, the ‘Fantastic Fish Fingers’ here are a pleasant surprise. This dish has been given the interesting spin of a zesty herb garnish. Chunky fish fillet fingers come deep fried in a bread batter, with parsley seasoning liberally sprinkled over it, yummy fat fries and a tangy tartar sauce.
The fingers were delectable and innovative. The quantity (five fingers) was a bit less for the price. Do save room for their incredible King Solomon’s Steak too served with sausages, mushrooms and sautéed onions — simply sinful! With its inviting, russet, wooden interiors and dim lighting, this place is ideal to impress a date or catch up with a dear one.
Location: Rahul Residency, Salunkhe Vihar Rd
Price: Rs 145
Be it the wacky Mario Miranda art on their walls, the friendly owner or the catchy pop numbers playing in the background, this snug, quaint place serves some lovely Thai and European cuisine — a breath of fresh air after all the North Indian and Chinese restaurants.
After pigging out on some Mexican Nachos, I decided to get their Crispy Garlic Fish Fingers. Surmai strips marinated in salt, pepper, lime juice and their special ingredient — chopped garlic, dipped in egg and seasoned flour, rolled in bread crumbs and fried golden-brown, the fish fingers here are conventional, but in a good way! The fish was soft, well-cooked and most importantly fresh.
Also try their succulent Grilled Fish in Herb Butter Sauce and round off your meal with some gooey Chocolate and Mint Mousse.
Location: Kumar Parisar, Mahatma Society, Paud Road, Kothrud
Price: Rs 280
Mahesh Lunch Home
A newbie might mistake this place for a lounge thanks to the blue LED lighting and mellow ambience. But regulars know it’s ideal for hogging Mangalorean delicacies. Seafood is the soul of the place so they couldn’t possibly have gone wrong with fish fingers.
Here you get a desi twist on this essentially European dish with a mixture of rava, red chili powder, cornflour, salt and haldi for the coating. You can choose between pomfret and surmai, but I recommend surmai as the flavour of pomfret doesn’t really suit the preparation.
Servings were generous and the fingers, though slightly under-seasoned, made for perfect munchies. They do offer a humble mayo dip, but sticking with the desi theme, I went for pudina chutney instead and it ended up being the perfect combo.
Location: Ashoka Pavilion, Ambedkar Rd, Camp
Price: Rs 400
One of those modest places you randomly stumble upon and end up discovering some of the tastiest food in town, I swear by the lip-smacking Chinese Ahling dishes out, so I decided to find out how the Chinese version of Fish Fingers would taste here. Turns out, it’s a pleasure for the palate.
Small pieces of fish batter fried in this lovely mix of refined flour, cornflour, white pepper, ajinomoto and a special Chinese spice, the fish fingers here, served with piquant Schezwan sauce are a nice drift from the conventional.
Don’t forget to wolf down their Golden Fried Prawns, Pan Fried Noodles, Crab in Red Chilly Peking Sauce and yummy Honey Noodles with Vanilla Ice cream too!
Location: Graficon Arcade, Next to Ruby Hall, Bund Garden Road
Price: Rs 160