Mr.Biscuits wrote: »
It's becoming harder and harder to find a chipper that has a bucket of batter on the go and will dip fish as you order it.
EarlERizer wrote: »
I find the opposite, never had a bad fish & chips in England,atleast they know how to batter a fish and not loose the thing in a cocoon of doughy grease.
LordSutch wrote: »
Chippers in Britain always cook their chips for longer, so they are crispier & browner. I just love the crispies in the bottom of the bag. http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_12XpBm0IMkQ/TKTzWQMPQzI/AAAAAAAAEfc/d9k8MhH6uuI/s1600/britishchipshop4.jpgIrish Chip shops listen up "Cook your Chips for longer please".
WoollyRedHat wrote: »
There's feck all chippers when you reach Dublin City. Only really Leo Burdocks, which is over priced and not all that.
Paparazzo wrote: »
I definitely think the general standard of fish and chips in England is far, far higher than in Ireland. But it's their national dish, it's to be expected.
But the colcannon in ireland if way better
For a while now Leo Burdocks have been battering their stuff off-site so im afraid fresh battered products are even further out of reach.
Dont get me wrong, the chips are great. What comes with them is poor fare. It seems the Italian lads come in at around 10AM to do the battering and reheat it at night. Why give yourself a 12-14 hour shift when you could just cook things fresh for customers.
Sorry, no. It’s the complete opposite. Very difficult to find any chipper here who freshly batter fish. Most in the UK do. I asked my local chippy on my last (rare) visit if they freshly batter their fish...”yes” the nice Italian man says so I order a fish and chips. He proceeds to go in the freezer and take out a bag of battered fish and chucks one in the fryer 🙄
When I was living in Argentina I missed the occasional feed from an Irish chipper, as you tend to when you're away for long periods.
My prayers were answered when I stumbled across an Irish chipper called "Chipper" (no messing about with the name!). in the middle of Buenos Aires. It's run by an Irish woman (not an Italian weirdly enough!).
Bloody delighted , I was!
There are good chippers and there are bad chippers.
They’re not all run by one big corporate entity and are universally the same.
If you take somewhere like the Fish Wife on MacCurtain St in Cork - all freshly bartered fish, great chips and even serve swordfish.
Sorrento in Stoneybatter in Dublin has been around for decades and is totally unpretentious and delicious.
There are lots of good places, but there are also some places I would skip.
Fish and Chips in England really only became a broader national dish after WWII.
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It's just convenient and nice sometimes
Theres some awful, some good and lots of so-so chippers. The terrible chippers wont stay in business for long.
The multis and chains have pushed out the independent places and what many of those serve are fries, not proper chips.
Curry Bacon Cheese Chips is unreal!
Battered fish is nice but only from certain chippers.
I’m living in between two, excellent chippers... spotlessly clean, delicious and flavorsome food, in two of them you can see them battering the fish, sausages, burgers etc... everything is fresh...
the third one went a bit crap, used to be best and the food while is edible isn’t AS good since a takeover and the sister of the new owner who when working there seems to be employed just to make small talk with the auld wans and auldfellas, and will get to your order when she can sort of attitude...on my way home from work, starving, and I’m left standing, giving evils and getting them back... I’m here or food and efficient service but let’s entertain the pensioners... “ how is your Maureen, we haven’t seen her..”. I’d eat the scabby head off a bulldog im that hungry, just take the order and then get back to pretending you give a shît about Maureen and Frank, jeebus !
They lost my business when they changed their curry recipe to rank watery shît.
very few of the Italian chippers are run by Italians any more - I am close to the industry and very few Italians are involved. The chippers tend to be owned by the older generations but the kids arent interested and moved on, leaving the folks rent it to whomever will take it over ( or close )
most chippers now use frozen fish your as well to go and get frozen battered fish in the supermarket and cook it yourself.
when I was young in the uk we went to the chipper on the corner. he had a potato peeling machine and a chipping machine and only cooked fresh fish delivered daily (van outside every day)
Not an institution in Ireland at all unless you find carpenters culturally important, otherwise in Ireland have chippers.
Nothing battered could ever be bad no matter how long it sits.
Lennoxs are massively overrated.
I've tried many In Ireland. Most of the Dublin ones, especially that abomination, the Irish Italian Chippers Association, serve absolute pre battered muck.
A good chip shop batters fresh, cooks fresh and has enough customers to not have cooked food waiting on display for more than a few mins. Waiting a few mins for freshly battered *fresh* fish is no brother.
Yep, a really shyte one.
Get over to Scotland or somewhere where they know how to cook fish and chips (and sausage and pies and black pudding and haggis and chicken...)
Bit of a trek after a few pints tho, no?
Plus you have to end up around Scots.
:) Make a holiday of it, well worth it!
All the way for a bag of chips, it could change your life.
Think of rather be surrounded by Glaswegians Vs Dubs.
Fuk it, this thread has be convinced, I'm moving there, leaving Europe for a fish supper!!