FOOD REVIEW

Coconut tilapia at The Big Fish Restaurant

True to the entity's name, the fish can be shared by two and both would be full

In Summary

• The creamy coconut fish, served in varying sizes, is thick and rich with natural flavours

• It comes accompanied with a generous chunk of ugali and a bowl of sukuma wiki

The tilapias at The Big Fish live up to the establishment's name as a meal that can be shared by two people and both would be totally full. https://bit.ly/3sDgQri

The tilapias at The Big Fish live up to the establishment's name as a meal that can be shared by two people and both would be totally full. The restaurant is located on Church Road, Westlands.

I had the coconut cream medium tilapia, which is served on a white plate that is shaped like a fish. I found this quite creative.

It is tender and well stewed, though under-salted. The creamy coconut stew is thick and rich with natural flavours as the restaurant does not use any artificial flavours or processed spices while preparing their meals.

You can taste the coconut in the cream soup, though the flavour is not so thick that it masks the fish’s taste. The generous amount of sliced onions add a kick to the meal as you dig in. 

The medium coconut tilapia goes for Sh600 and comes accompanied with a chunk of ugali and a bowl of greens. 

The ugali is well done, Kenyan to the core. Not too soft or too hard and the portion is very generous. The bowl of sukuma wiki is well salted and lightly cooked.

The masala chips are well spiced and soft, though a little bit too oily. They have a generous amount of onions and tomato sauce and are topped with parsley for an extra kick. Although the amount is quite small, considering they go for Sh150.

Side note, they have chilli flakes, so if your pallets cannot handle the heat, kindly do let them know in advance as you order the meal.

The next time you are craving fish or you want to try out fish for the very first time, The Big Fish should be your first stop.