From Whitby bay to the bustling streets of Thailand, fish is universally considered the ultimate feel-good comfort food. Nowhere more than in the UK. Battered or fried, with mushy peas or chilli sauce - we have found the top catches of the day in these oriental snacks in Leeds: let's talk fish cakes! The ultimate fish snack - it's quick and easy to make and even easier to scoff. If you're wanting more fishy (cakes) on your dishy, here's the top picks in Leeds!
1. Hook & Line's Haddock Mozzarella Fish Cakes
These are no ordinary fish cakes! Locally sourced Haddock is blended with mozzarella to create a melt-in-your-mouth mini cake. Fusion genius such as this is to be expected from Hook & Line, who mix traditional British seafood with South East Asian delicacies, although these little beauties go straight back to basics. The smokey flavour of the haddock really complements the creaminess of the mozzarella and it's all contrasted wonderfully with the gentle crunch of a breadcrumbed outer shell. It's one hell of a taste sensation!
2. Chaophraya's Spicy Cod And Coley Fish Cakes
Fish cakes are the perfect mid-way between a light snack and a full-blown fish supper, but Chaophraya's Spicy Cod And Coley Fish Cakes have more flavour than most meals. The fish is blended with lime, green beans and curry paste, served with chilli sauces and peanut relish. The restaurant is all about Northern Thai flavours and aromas, mixing sweet and savoury. The spices may be worldly, but the fish is local - keeping this fusion food ethical!
3. Nash's Tuna Fishcakes
Nash's Tuna Fishcakes are a great substitute for your Friday night fish and chip run. Grandma Nash opened her first chippy 80 years ago and, to this day, the restaurant is still family-run - remaining relaxed and unpretentious. Local fish and extremely large chips make Nash the perfect place to sit down and dig in with gusto. But it's those fishcakes that are on our mind and we just know you're going to love 'em, too.
4. Line Thai Oriental's Thai Fish Cakes
Line Thai Oriental is an authentic Thai restaurant, with a mission to create traditional street food. As you can imagine, there's an array of small bites and appetisers, accompanied with dips, sauces and greens. Their Thai Fish Cakes arrive with peanut sauce and plenty of garnishes - absolutely spot on if you're looking to jazz up your fishcake routine with something a little out of the ordinary. An extremely popular dish on the menu, these fishcakes must try for any fish lover.
You can catch the perfect fish bite, straight to your door - just head to Deliveroo.