[revisit] chef john’s fish and chips


Mary is a San Diego native and has been a food blogger for 11+ years. She is an avid reader, a lover of puppies, and loves trying new food. Foods she loves: sweets, peanut butter, pasta, Triscuit crackers with cream cheese, and extra nuts on top of her sundaes. Food she dislikes: pickles, really spicy food, runny eggs, olives, and too much arugula.

4 Responses

  1. Faye says:

    Oh that’s sad it wasn’t a better meal. I agree that you shouldn’t have to use sauce to improve the flavor of something that should stand on it’s own – particularly scallops. That being said, I do LOVE tarter sauce though. Hey btw, I think you don’t like pickles – so are you ok w/ tarter sauce?

    • mary says:

      Hi Faye – I know… I was expecting something better. The tempura batter is usually something I love but it wasn’t just tasting right to me that day. Maybe it’s just a fluke or maybe it tastes better when it’s busy and they keep cranking it out. No, I don’t really like tarter sauce either. Sometimes I will use a tiny bit of it and flick any relish/pickle off but most of the time I don’t use it. What a surprise, huh?!

  2. Oh no, chewy scallops = sad panda. I have this place bookmarked since Lemon Grove is one of the neighborhoods that Bert, TC and I haven’t explored yet. I will still give this place a try but maybe not the scallops.

    • mary says:

      Hi CC – Yeah, I’d definitely say don’t try the scallops. I was wondering if their catfish was any good. Most of the Yelp-y people like just the regular fish. I still wanted a little more seasoning on everything! I haven’t explored Lemon Grove too much. There’s plenty more to check out.

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