Situated on a corner spot in Granville Arcade, Fish, Wings & Tings is a great place to check out some lesser-known Caribbean treats, beyond the Jamaican norm. Despite its short, to-the-point menu, this laid-back café does a good job of persuading you to indulge in a little more adventurousness in the Caribbean culinary department.
Trinidadian chef Brian Danclair might suggest changing your beer order from Red Stripe (Jamaican) to Carib (Trini), for instance. Likewise, the light, crumbly roti breads that come packed with a mix of potato, chickpea, pumpkin and prawn, or goat curry stew, might convince you that jerk chicken is not always the answer. Try, instead, shark and bake: small fillets of shark in a fried dough roll with spicy own-made condiments. Starters include deliciously crisp cod-fish fritters and king prawns in a Red Stripe tempura with own-made sauces.
Yes, there’s also jerk chicken, and it’s tender and moist, served in a sweet-sour tamarind sauce with rice and coleslaw, but it’s the Trini specialities that will keep us coming back – especially as a new menu is promised following a recent refurbishment.