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Fish Seven Ways

andrew | Apr 20, 2006 03:29 PM

Finally got to Anh Hung in Dorchester for Vietnamese style fish seven ways. It was fantastic! The restaurant was fairly bare bones and very crowded, but the service was exceptional-- very friendly and very helpful (not all of the courses were self explanatory!).

First course was raw fish (red snapper) that we cooked ourselves in a vinegar broth, then rolled into rice paper wrappers with carrots, mint, basil and rice noodles as make your own fresh rolls. This was delicious, and I basically didn't even use the dipping sauce, which, for me, was less interesting than the vinegar fish and other fixings.

Second course was similar (make your own fresh rolls), but this time we cooked the fish in a butter sauce. This was amazing-- the fish caramelizes if you give it a while, and it was probably the highlight of the great meal.

Course 3 was a ceviche also very good, but I was getting full already, so I only had a sampling of it.

Courses four, five, and six, which all came at once, were different sausage and pate type things, 2 on skewers, one of which was wrapped in a leaf of some kind. The one NOT on the skewer had a delicious kick to it, while the other two were good, but not the stand outs of the meal.

The final course was a fantastic fish chowder, perfectly flavored with a great texture.

The whole meal was for 2 and cost $29, but it easily fed three of us! As I mentioned, staff were fantastic, and the whole evening was a lot of fun and a phenomenal value. Will definitely be back!

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