A.k.a Gerry’s Mussel Paella
El Chiringuito de la Roja!! (Google translate gave me: The Snack of Red)
Address: Waterfront off Bellerine Street or Yarra Street
How to get there: Street Parking available on Brougham Street
Dining conditions: Easter Sunday 31 March 2013 – Late afternoon
Average Per Head: $7-10
Hits & Misses: Recommended (snack only)
The ‘metal tin’ is floating by the pier, behind Fisherman’s Pier and very close to where joy-flights take-off. If you look out for the aeroplane take-off, you won’t miss the mussel boat. It has red and white signs which contrast well off the boat’s silver metal body; catching attention from local passerby and visitors from other cities.
The Mussel Boat offers:
- Seafood Paella – $10.00
- Calamari and Chips – $10.00
- 5 Prawns with Garlic and Chilli – $7.00
- Steamed Mussels in 1. Red wine tomato and chilli; 2. White wine Garlic and Parsley OR 3. Natural and Lemon – $7.00
Mainly deep-fired seafood, you guessed it right.
What we have ordered:
I liked the calamari very much because it is not typical fish & chips calamari rings where it is very chewy; The Mussel Boat calamari was fresh and tender. Chips were good. I liked the prawns least because I wasn’t in favour of the marinate.
I recommend the Mussel Boat for a quick greasy snack. Get some fresh mussels from them and cook up seafood marinara is not a bad idea either.
I found Geelong (Good) Food Hunter’s blog post on the Mussel Boat while doing some research on my own, it was a review from 2010 but the products are still the same so if you are still curious then check it out!