I wrote the following on my 24.COM blog and apparently made people's mouths water. One chap even decided to abandon the curry he had made to go round to the fish and chip shop. Such is the power of the written word...
Am I frying tonight? No, probably not. The title just popped into my head, followed closely by a craving for British Chish 'n Fips; oooh, yum.
When I lived in Randburg there were two British Chippies, which I obviously frequented. They cooked their fish and chips, not in oil, as is the favoured way nowadays, but in lard, which is the old fashioned way, and boy, did the batter go nice and crispy and golden, and the chips - well, there is nothing quite like chips from a British chip shop. They shipped the lard in from overseas in big buckets as I recall.
At any rate, my point is, why is there no British Chippy down here in Cape Town? I would have thought they would do well; all the other fish places seem to do pretty well, and we are a seaside, fishy style place let's face it. Fish 'n chips with mushy peas and the odd pickled onion, and tomato sauce. Oh, I wish... shame mouth and salivary glands, not to mention the pleasure centres of my brain and the taste buds on my tongue, you will just have to mentally taste it all.
Just thought I would share those mouth watering - for an Englishman at any rate - thoughts.