Tha Fish, Cairns
Last night I was lucky enough to have dinner with friends at local seafood restaurant Tha Fish. It was a last minute invite by my good friend HH but it turned into a three and a half hour, four course feast. Being the slight control freak that I am coupled with my love for food I usually pour over menus and don’t decide exactly what I want to order until the very last minute. However, last night HH took the liberty of ordering for the seven of us. It was something different for me but I went with it and was more than pleasantly surprised at the food that come out. The best part was not knowing what was coming next! Our first entree was oysters – natural and kilpatrick. ST almost couldn’t contain her excitement when she saw the two platters of oysters arrive at our table. The oysters were absolutely delicious! Lucky for us two of the girls at the table don’t eat seafood (wtf- why come to a seafood restaurant?) so that meant more for us!!! Second entree was Cajun Calamari with Orange, Fennel and Rocket salad. The squid was cooked perfectly! Its nice to see a restaurant using local squid! It’s often hard to find, even with dedicated seafood restaurants, since local squid is hard to source but its certainly worth the effort! Our mains followed… HH ordered a Seafood Paella that was accompanied by a white bait fritter, while the waiter chose dishes for the rest of us. ST was brought out fillet of coral trout on mash with sauteed asparagus. She claims it was some of the best fish she has ever eaten and almost licked the plate at the end!
Myself? I was ordered Atlantic Salmon, cooked medium rare (the way it should be) on a bed of hokkien noodles with Asian vegetables. It was cooked perfectly and absolutely devine!
Following our main, we were all pretty well satisfied but HH insisted that we have some dessert so he asked the waiter to choose a few dessert dishes for us to share. The waiter chose well! He chose us four dishes: Chocolate assiette, black rice puddings and lychee balls, the old classic creme brulee and a Frangipane and Honey Tart that ST and MT proceeded to fight over. ST won.
Ah thankyou Tha Fish and HH for a fantastic feast!
On the Boardwalk, Pier Shopping, Cairns QLD 4870
Ph: (07) 40 415350
Opening Hours: Mon-Wed, Fri-Sun: 12pm-3pm, 6pm-11pm, Thu 12pm-3pm, 5pm-11pm