Perry, the man behind New York Street Food, brings you his latest review on New York City food trucks.
The Fishing Shrimp truck is a fairly new food truck that serves fried fish and shrimp around Ditmas Park, Brooklyn – but they have
recently started coming into Manhattan once or twice a week for lunch.
I caught them on 24th St & Broadway and decided to get fried shrimp & chips for lunch, which costs $11.
The Fishing Shrimp truck does not have a large menu. It consists mainly of fried fish, shrimp, chips, and a few other dishes such as fish tacos, seafood soup, and Bahamian cracked conch and conch fritters, which the chef told me were his grandmother’s recipes.
Not all the dishes were on the menu painted on the side of the truck, so I would suggest asking for a printed menu card. There were a couple of items on the card not on the truck menu, such as conch fritters and seafood soup.
I ordered the shrimp and chips, which only took about 5 minutes to arrive piping hot. You can get tartar sauce, hot sauce and ketchup for free.
There were nine (9) nice-sized shrimp in the container. They weren’t jumbo shrimp, but they were thick and a good two bites each.
The shrimp were lightly breaded, which meant each bite was mostly sweet, succulent shrimp with a little breading.
I hate when you order fried shrimp and it’s all breading. That was definitely not the case here.
I’m a tartar sauce kind of guy, and theirs was good. When I make tartar sauce at home, I usually add more pickle relish than they did, but it was still a nice condiment that added to the taste of the shrimp.
The chips were on the well-done side, but they were not crispy. They were on the soft side. Good but not great.
Towards the bottom of the container, it got a little oily, but for fried shrimp and chips, it was not a lot.
I definitely want to go back and try the fish tacos and the conch fritters at some point.