- Crispy Panko Breaded Wild Caught North Pacific Cod
- Bakery Style Bun
- Dill Pickles
- Dill Tartar Sauce
- Lettuce leaf
There’s a pretty widespread connotation with fast food fish for being a greasy, low brow, mystery blend of who know’s what. More and more we’ve seen places like Arby’s and now Wendy’s take aim at directly stating who, where, what, and how the fish was caught to impress the masses. None of this really matters though, if the fish still tastes and looks deplorable upon purchase. Fortunately for Wendy’s this isn’t an issue. The Premium Cod Fillet itself has a lump appearance to go along with it’s crusty, crispy coating. The rest of the sandwich really doesn’t have much else going on, with three pickles, a smattering of tartar sauce, and one wildly limp pice of lettuce to provide some sort of sensibility.
The taste is where this sandwich shines. This is my favorite fast food fish offering to date mainly due to the crispy and flaky textures. The panko style breading is luscious and creates a dynamic exterior crunch. Inside the fish was steaming hot and was flakier than your roommate when the rent comes due. All of these are positive qualities that seem to stand out from the sog fest that fast food fish is known for.
Wendy’s Premium Cod Fillet Sandwich – The Verdict
While this fish sandwich won’t win awards for mass or quantity, the quality exudes. The fish is tasty and flaky, coating extra crispy. The toppings aren’t too crazy, but at least they’re different enough to make them somewhat memorable. If you’re looking for fast food fish, you won’t go wrong with Wendy’s, even if it only lasts for 8 or 9 bites.