That day being Holy Thursday, there was a dearth of hang-outs open, particularly the ones that we often frequent. But I remember how thankful hubby was that S & R Membership Shopping didn’t close its doors for last-minute grocery runs, it closed only during Good Friday. I also read an ad in the papers about select restos open in the Mall of Asia during Holy Week 2010 and that’s how we ended up in Fish & Co.
Fish & Co. is part of the Bistro food chain which includes TGI Friday’s, Italianni’s and Flapjacks. We like the last three for their big-size American (Italian) servings. I figure it was time to introduce hubs to Fish and Co. since he likes his fish and chips (preferably with malt vinegar, but they didn’t offer it). That’s what he ordered when we went there, while I settled for Salmon Teriyaki (single serving for P385).
Was glad that hubby was satisfied with his meal and the fish was just cooked right. I could say the same for my salmon. I thought how easy it must be to work in a fish restaurant (but only if you didn’t scale fish!) Fish and seafood is uncomplicated to make and is done in just a few minutes, unlike beef, pork or lamb which you have to tenderize for minutes and hours 😀
It would have been an uneventful meal, until hubby’s sweet tooth got the better of him and he ordered the Chocolate Pecan Cluster (sorry no photo of this one as I didn’t have my cellphone or camera). What’s remarkable about this dessert? At P405, it was more expensive than the hotel sweets I know and was priced the same as our main course. But the thing was, it didn’t taste as heavenly-looking as pictured in the menu. Hubby had to struggle with his fork as it became so tough (and dry!) from being frozen.
Whatta disappointment. I am just curious as to how people in this resto chain came up with their pricing. There should be a law against overpriced desserts that taste BLAH. 405 pesos (approximately $9) for a slice of cake that wasn’t even generously sliced is just robbery. I could buy a whole cake with that kind of money from Red Ribbon already, and I bet it would be more delicious. 😀
*end of rant*
I have this discount card from the restaurants you’ve mentioned, my husband likes to eat in Italiannis either at Nuvali, MOA or ATC but haven’t tried their dessert, i think they should change their price for dessert, its too much and not anymore reasonable
@an2nette, we also have their BFF (Bistro Frequent Foodie) but unfortunately, it wasn’t honored during a holiday like Holy Thursday.
It would have been a consolation to pay P405 for a slice of cake that will transport you to dessert heaven, but unfortunately it wasn’t the case 😀 Bleh!
I love this restaurant! But sadly it became too expensive for me. My wife and I are luck if we can eat here once a month. Most of the tiime. We cook the dish ourselves. 🙁
@callcenterguy, it’s not really practical. Just season the fish fillet, fry in a little oil and butter and you have a dish that doesn’t cost P400 as when you eat out 😀
i agree with you; that fish & co. price for a slice of cake is already equivalent (or even less) to an entire delicious cake from other shops.
one thing is sure – not all expensive plates are worth the ‘drool’. hehe =)
@docgelo, oo nga eh. Masama ang loob ko… kahit di ako nagbayad 😀
here in singapore.. they are offering theri fish and chips at 1.00SGD.. or 32.30 pesos!!!! galing noh!! i dont know how they are able to do it… same size , same amount of fries.. ate it twice already… its for the month of April to celebrate earth month
@mike, that’s good to hear. they should have a promo like that here. Buy One Take One na nga kasi ang creamy dory sa supermarket 😀
yah, when i realized that dory cost so cheap, i never order it anymore in restaurants and havent eaten in fish and co since.. except here in singapre
Jay Gonzales says
fish and co. paying a lot for a crap.