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Nya Tröls Bar & Restaurang – Fish n’ Chips

I want to start by telling my peeps that had to cancel their date for this evening, don’t worry! You didn’t miss out on much, and I’m sure that it will be better next time so you might as well just come then. I was joined by Mr and Miss Married this time around, two first-timers that did a real good job I have to say. Me on the other hand, did less of a good job to check the pictures I was taking, so they are all a bit blurry, I apologize profusely for not doing the place justice.

I met the kids in Central Malmö and then we did a small hike to the restaurant, since I don’t really find my way around Malmö that well either, I had to kick in the GPS on the phone to find our way. It’s easy to spot the place once you reach it, however there were no signs on the outside stating the name good thing for them there are not that many places right there to cause confusion.

When you first walk in, it looks real cosy, a real nice little bar. It turned out that I had booked a table in their restaurant part, not as cosy and totally empty.Empty place

We gave them the benefit of a doubt, since we were early I guess six pm on a Saturday might be a tad bit early to go out and eat. As we were leaving a few hours later, there were loads more people in there.

As we all know what we are eating, the biggest task is to choose the beer and here we were informed that the amazing list of international beers that you found on their webpage was only available in the front bar. The restaurant only carried Swedish beer (strange as I ordered a Staropramen). Here comes the first main complaint; as we were finishing of our meal, people had sat down at the table next to us and the waitress all of a sudden came walking in with bottles of beer from the bar. Apparently some guests are offered the selection from out there and some, like us, are not!



Well, Staropramen works, and I didn’t choose the place for its beer selection, I choose it due to the fact that they had Fish n’ Chips on the menu. They also have a vegetarian option where they replace with the fish with halloumi instead of fish, as Miss Married pointed out, that’s like mozzarella sticks! None of us felt the urge to try it though so I can’t give any input on how it tastes. When the food arrived, we all looked might pleased as it was a real good serving, and looked real yum.

FoodBoy did we get disappointed when we started to dig in! Where do I start? Maybe with the “sauce”, this clump of unidentifiable mush contained something so strange that I’m lost for words – curry! Really?!? I wonder who came up with that brilliant idea. Miss Married still wanted something to dip her chips in and we asked for some mayo, which they didn’t have (I would have guessed that there were mayo in the “sauce” which make one think that it wasn’t made on the scene) but we could have some aioli. Fine we thought, that tasted ok, it also came with an extra 15kr charge on the bill, not too fantastic.

How about the fish? you wonder. Well, it looked real yum and the batter felt real crispy on the outside, however, it was way to thick and as you bit into it you felt a distinct taste of dough. Mr Marrieds fish was one big ball of dough, pretty much, however after digging past the dough the fish inside was real good. We could all agree that it was a well cooked fish with real nice texture (a clear four from all of us). Sad that they forgot to put salt on it, and the lemon was a requirement to get the fish edible.

Then the chips, no crunch, no salt, and a bit mushy! What else can I say? Nothing, they weren’t anything special at all. Miss Marrieds favourite part of the plate was the arugula that came on the side, Mr Married was not as keen on eating his greens and I ate them even though they aren’t really a Fish n’ Chip condiment.



Conclusion at the end of the meal was that we rather would have been sitting in the bar, as the atmosphere out there was nicer than in the restaurant, also I think we would like to eat something else from the menu as the Fish n’ Chips wasn’t a hit! Too bad, since we want good food for first-timers. Hopefully they are brave enough to show up for more session.

The final score was 23,3 which earns them a second place in the Malmö ranking (out of two)! The hunt continues, hopefully they aren’t all that bad!



Posted in Malmö

The Green Lion – Fish n’ Chips

Tonight the Fish n’ Chips challenge moved to Sweden, Malmö to be more exact, and the night contained a newbie named Mini Me Jr and none of the old classics. Something about busy life style and not able to come all the way over the bridge, oh well, lets see what happens in January.

For you people who are new to the blog, there is a history here, for a couple of years me and my friends did our best to find the most awesome Fish n’ Chips in Copenhagen. Since the owner of this blog no longer work over there and actually live here life in Malmö the chase has moved to, you guessed it, Malmö. Tonight was the first night of plenty of at least I will get food evenings.

The Bar

I will give the dude behind the bar an A for effort when I asked him what beer goes best with the fish, unfortunately his answer was Newcastle wich I drink at Quiz nite and was not in the mood for. Instead he suggested this;

The beer we drankIt was a nice beer, unfortunately I had too much time to enjoy it before the food arrived (here pictured way before the food arrived);

YumWe timed the whole thing and we were in and out in less than an hour, and most of that time was spent waiting for the food too arrive. And unfortunately, there wasn’t that much food on the plate. The awesome plating does take some away from that, it looks like way more food than was actually there;

The foodLove the touch with the old fashioned newspaper wrapping. It’s sad that the fish tasted like it’s been frozen and re-heated to quickly with all the watery juices making the from the beginning so crispy batter way to soggy. The chips were proper chips, but again tasting out of a bag. There was no crisp when you bit into them, as they were soft with no crunch what so ever.

Miss Mini Me Jr got to try here first green pea mush ever, and her plain comment was that it tasted like pea. The tartare sauce tasted like mayo only wich caused low grades from both me and mini me Jr as none of us like mayo.

I cleaned of my plate;

I ate it allSadly enough this is not a good thing since I’m a real small eater, and if I finish it all it means that the meal is too small. For a 243sek total I have to say it was a bit of a disapointment.

The price

At the same time, I am constantly told that there are no nice Fish n’ Chips in Malmö, so who knows, this might actually be the best one. Only time will tell!

ScooooooreAnd just so that you know, when the place is busy, the music is loud enough for you to find it annoying but not loud enough to hear what it is. When the people clear out, it’s not actually that bad!