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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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The shrimp were lightly breaded, which meant each bite was mostly sweet, succulent shrimp with a little breading.

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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.

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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.

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If you want to try the Fishing Shrimp truck, you can follow them on twitter here, or on our Mobile Munchies twitter feed here.