Orange >Salt H Esquire Fish & Chips
H. Salt is still the best place for fish and chips in Orange.
Tucked away in a small strip mall near the corner of Tustin Avenue and Walnut Avenue is H. Salt Fish and Chips. With only a couple of locations left in Orange County, it is definitely a hidden gem. This particular shop brings back a flood of childhood memories of when my family first moved to California. It is perfectly situated next to a Baskin Robbins and a laudromat. We would spend a Saturday or Sunday in this strip mall eating lunch at H. Salt and an afternoon snack of ice cream at Baskin Robbins while waiting for our laundry to be done.
10-Piece Fish and Chips are wonderful. The fish fillets are in their trademark triangle shape. The batter is light, similar to a tempura batter, and crispy from the peanut oil. The fish is flaky and tasty. The batter adds a nice flavor to the fish. The chips are nice sized chips, like steak fries. The peanut oil makes it crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside. Thumbs up with 5 stars!
The meal also comes with cole slaw. It is creamy, sweet, and crisp. It is a nice contrast to the fish and chips. Also, pay the extra money for the homemade tartar sauce versus the free packets. The homemade ones are in the refrigerator which tells you that it is made fresh versus the packets which are stored in a box at room temperature. The flavor is so much better too and really enhances the flavor of the fish. Dip your chips in it too.
Keep the fish and chips tradition alive. H. Salt Fish and Chips is the king fish!
Savings Tip: Keep a lookout in the mail and coupon bundles with your Sunday paper. They usually run 6-8 coupon deals from individual meals to family meals.
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