Street food in Milan is trending like crazy. Especially the fish one. Starting from Mangiari di Strada, new openings have been flourishing in the city. Hoppy Fish is one of the new ones, located between Crocetta and Porta Romana, offering delicious and simple fish delights. I tried it few evenings ago, before going for my usual three (or maybe four) Bloody Marys at Lacerba in Via Orti, my favourite cocktail bar. And once again I confirmed my love for fish restaurants, even if just in the ‘street food format’.
To start we ordered a shrimp and lentils salad which was very tasty, although the presentation was not super, it was very full of crunchy and savoury shrimps. We also couldn’t resist trying fish&chips: perfectly fried fish, not greasy at all, maybe slightly too salty. Next time I would like to try the tempura, the meatballs and the fishburger!
The menu also presents some sandwiches (as the one with shrimps, Tuscan Pecorino cheese and caramelized onions) and, in wintertime, soups! We enjoyed everything with some great beer on the side, which is selected carefully with very interesting qualities.
Hoppy Fish is located in the beautiful Corso di Porta Vigentina, a super residential street of the wealthy Milan with gorgeous buildings. It is very easy to reach by bus number 94 and by the metro, it is half way from the yellow metro stops Crocetta and Porta Romana.
The eatery is tiny (book and don’t go there in group) with some tables and a counter that faces directly the windows of the open-plan kitchen. The owner is a kind guy that will make you feel welcome. The furniture is wooden and minimal, but cozy.
The good news is that, finally, you won’t have to pay Milanese standard prices for street food. For being in Porta Romana, where everything is crazy expensive, this looks almost like a gift. To have a satisfying dinner or lunch 15 o 20 euros will be enough: the price is right!
Corso di Porta Vigentina 38, Milan
+39 02 32960858
Opening hours: Tue-Sat (12pm/3:30pm and 5:30pm/midnight)
Read the original article on Conosco un Posto. This English version was translated by Tamara Ilic.