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Old 30.08.2007, 14:14
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I ate fish and chips when in London, so long I had heard about this truly english culinary speciality...

I was disapointed. tasteless fish and greasy chips... maybe it was the wrong place to get it... but it looked like a very authentic english pub.

I know it is something you miss from your homeland, but I think there are better things to eat here....

And as a substitute, how about a rösti with "perches" fish ? ( don't know the name in english sorry )

And about Kebab, after living 11 years in Geneva in the Pâquis, just to the side of the Kebab Mecca, I'll never eat another Kebab in my life too... Too much Kebab eaten already
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Old 30.08.2007, 14:31
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I ate fish and chips when in London, so long I had heard about this truly english culinary speciality...

I was disapointed. tasteless fish and greasy chips... maybe it was the wrong place to get it... but it looked like a very authentic english pub.
Tourist eh? You have to go to a fish and chip shop .

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I know it is something you miss from your homeland, but I think there are better things to eat here....

And as a substitute, how about a rösti with "perches" fish ? ( don't know the name in english sorry )
Now you're just being silly .
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Old 30.08.2007, 14:33
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I ate fish and chips when in London, so long I had heard about this truly english culinary speciality...

I was disapointed. tasteless fish and greasy chips... maybe it was the wrong place to get it... but it looked like a very authentic english pub.
If it was a theme gastro pub then would have been rubbish.

Next time in the UK head up to Whitby and go to the world famous Magpie restaurant, best Fish and Chips in the UK, and Mark the fish is very fresh
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Old 30.08.2007, 14:35
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Re: Fish 'n' Chips [lack of]

Don't think any Fish and Chips you get in London is going to be the best. (although there are good ones!). Chippee's are normally better than pubs in general.

Best places are dare I say it down at the coast. Especially if it has a port.
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Old 30.08.2007, 14:36
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Re: Fish 'n' Chips [lack of]

the chip van that..(someone) was referring to above... I think they mean the one that was parked outside JIms British mini market in ST.Genis.
The van was run by his son, but he moved just down the road a bit to a full scale chippie shop.. great fish n chips... nice pies...but...
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no business.... too many nights the shop was empty and he's gone out of business.

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Old 30.08.2007, 14:37
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Re: Fish 'n' Chips [lack of]

p.s.. this is the fathers business.. no fish and chips.. but you can get a nice scone ( and frozen fish n chips )

http://www.jims-british-market.com/
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No more kebabs!! They are vile...
Funnily enough, when I was in Istanbul I had kebabs as last resort solutions and they taste infinitely better than they do here. Real meat rather than processed stuff. Probably there's a Turkish Forum where expat Turks complain about not getting authentic kebabs overseas?
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Old 30.08.2007, 14:41
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If it was a theme gastro pub then would have been rubbish.

Next time in the UK head up to Whitby and go to the world famous Magpie restaurant, best Fish and Chips in the UK, and Mark the fish is very fresh
You're not wrong .
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Old 30.08.2007, 14:45
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p.s.. this is the fathers business.. no fish and chips.. but you can get a nice scone ( and frozen fish n chips )

http://www.jims-british-market.com/
they do Hovis!! now I'm thinking fish and chips with soft white bread and butter and a chip buttie

Before i get slaughtered about swiss bread versus UK bread, as much as i LOVE the bread here i do miss soft white or granary sliced bread instead of the stale dry american toast bread you get here
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Old 30.08.2007, 14:47
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Re: Fish 'n' Chips [lack of]

Bif George's fish bar in Portswood, Southampton - now that was a pla(i)ce.
The small chips was a real struggle to finish (and I'm a champion salad dodger - ask Polorise), but I once saw a kid ask for the 'family' size portion. It filled a carrier bag and nearly bent the poor kid's spine. That one shop on its own could probably cause a potato famine somewhere if it had a good week.
To topit off, they were the best chips I've had from a chippy.
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Old 30.08.2007, 14:50
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they do Hovis!! now I'm thinking fish and chips with soft white bread and butter and a chip buttie

Before i get slaughtered about swiss bread versus UK bread, as much as i LOVE the bread here i do miss soft white or granary sliced bread instead of the stale dry american toast bread you get here
Testify!
I know what you mean - I shall be stuffing down a few chip butties as we're off to the West Country and there's some pretty decent chippes along the coast that way.

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Re: Fish 'n' Chips [lack of]

Is anyone a gravy, curry sauce, or mushy peas lover?

I've pretty much gone through stages of liking all three (not all together). But I think salt and vinegar is still hard to beat, and you can have some mushy peas with it too.

Don't much go for lemon really - thats for posh folk.
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got to be salt and vinegar but then Chips and Gravy Mmmmmm think its a northern thing though
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Old 30.08.2007, 15:01
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Is anyone a gravy, curry sauce, or mushy peas lover?

I've pretty much gone through stages of liking all three (not all together). But I think salt and vinegar is still hard to beat, and you can have some mushy peas with it too.

Don't much go for lemon really - thats for posh folk.

I used to have just chips and curry sauce when I was a kid but these days it's salt and lots of vinegar.

And as for chip butties, they actually need crap bread to make them the fantastic culinary delights that they are.
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Re: Fish 'n' Chips [lack of]

Mmmm Fish n' Chips. Not just a British thing. Always one of the first "must have" treats when I get back to Perth. Tear open that paper, apply salt and vinegar, and we are away. Thankfully only five weeks till next time
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Old 30.08.2007, 15:09
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Mmmm Fish n' Chips. Not just a British thing. Always one of the first "must have" treats when I get back to Perth. Tear open that paper, apply salt and vinegar, and we are away. Thankfully only five weeks till next time
Any country that can produce the Pie Floater probably knows what Fish and Chips are about .
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Old 30.08.2007, 15:18
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Mmmm Fish n' Chips. Not just a British thing. Always one of the first "must have" treats when I get back to Perth. Tear open that paper, apply salt and vinegar, and we are away. Thankfully only five weeks till next time
I seem to remember when living in various parts of Scotland that it was almost compulsory to have chips with 'sauce' - a queer looking runny brown sauce with bits in. In my 4 years living in Scotland, I never got to the bottom of the ingredients constituting said 'sauce', can any Scots enlighten me
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Any country that can produce the Pie Floater probably knows what Fish and Chips are about .
Would a pie floater be a pie that sits on top of yer chips or am I completely off the mark here?
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Any country that can produce the Wikipedia reference-linkPie floater probably knows what Fish and Chips are about .
Well, the floater is more a South Australian specialty, but Wikipedia reference-linkmushy peas are easy to find. I recently found this statistic, 12% of Perth's population is born in the UK, in some areas up to 23%

Thankfully plenty of Italians and South East Asians as well to balance out the cuisine.
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Re: Fish 'n' Chips [lack of]

Back in the day, I used to go to this chippy in Sunderland (dodging the burnt out cars), and they used to put some chips and batter in one of those tin foil trays, pour some curry sauce all over it, then put a cheese patty on top and put the lid on, in the process sqaushing some of the cheese patty into the chips, batter, and curry sauce.

I use to almost black out with joy.
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