Thursday, January 9, 2014

Fish of Penneshaw - Kangaroo Island

We had a wonderful opportunity over the Xmas/New Year break to head to South Australia. As part of the trip, we had to visit the lovely Kangaroo Island - and island with very limited population but lots of nature stuff.

At Kangaroo Island, we were able to see many spectacular sights - sea lions just chilling on the beach, fur seals lying on rocks, koalas, and kangaroos.... But in terms of food - being an island, it's a bit limited.

Being the island of seafood, hubby and I decided to eat at "Fish of Penneshaw" - a gourmet fish and chips shop. At the shop, we ordered the king george whiting with salad and chips, as well as the marron with salad and chips. I have to say, it wasn't a cheap meal - but it was pretty tasty. It was the first time having the king george whiting and this was a white fish which was a bit more solid (compared to your barramundi and perch), but really quite flavoursome. The marron  - a fresh water crayfish - was really quite small but heaps tasty! I LOVE marron - wish I could eat it all the time :P
On top of that - we got a jumbo scallop each - perfectly cooked ...but not really that jumbo~

Fish of Penneshaw
marron with chips and salad
king george whiting with chips and salad

There was a sign outside this takeaway - claiming it to be worthy of a michelin star. I think that it was a pretty good meal... but.... michelin star worthy? hm...

Food - 8/10
Service - 7/10
Ambiance - 7/10
Value for money - 5/10
Overall - 27/40

Fish of Penneshaw
North Terrace,
Penneshaw, Kangaroo Island
South Australia


Helen (Grab Your Fork) said...

And how awesome are the chips here! So crunch! Love the story behind the owner of the shop here. What a life!

bbsnoopy said...

really? Damn! we ate it on the ferry on the way back to Adelaide... the chips were not very crunchy by then :(