UPDATE (11/10/11): Year of the Fish has moved to the A La Carts Food pod (SE 50th and Division)
I ordered the cod and chips basket with a side of cole slaw ($7.50 total). The cole slaw is a blend of green cabbage, purple cabbage, onion, likely some celery, and his house-blend cole slaw dressing (which contains horseradish). Ed also makes his own tartar sauce, which includes pickles, capers, herbs, and other tasty ingredients. The chips are cut in plank form and are the fresh, natural-cut variety...no frozen crap here.
|Fish (cod) and Chips (Year of the Fish)|
Tartar sauce in the bottom left corner
Cole slaw in the back right corner
|Inside of the cod...very moist fish!|
Year of the Fish has a myriad of condiments to choose from. I'm personally a fan of spicy condiments, like the cayenne pepper sauce and the Tiger Sauce. They also have soy sauce, sriracha, malt vinegar, Frank's Red Hot sauce, tapatio, cholula, sweet chili sauce, Worcestershire, and Tabasco.
If you don't care for the fried foods, Ed can saute the meal for you. Or heck, if you want something raw, try the Oyster Shooters ($2).
For the upcoming colder weather months, Ed will continue to sell his house-made clam chowder ($3 cup; $5 bowl). It's the same chowder he made at Kay's Bar in the Sellwood District of Portland.
If you're in SE Portland and craving something fried for lunch, look no further than Year of the Fish! 7.75/10