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Is North Sea Fish in London the best place for fish and chips?

Jan 19th, 2010, 02:37 PM
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We went to "the place under the bridge at the back of Waterloo Station (name escapes me)."

Anyway, I thought it was good and inexpensive. It was handy before we went to the National Theatre.
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Jan 19th, 2010, 03:57 PM
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Breading is not bread.

Go ahead and stuff your arteries with that grease. You have national insurance, don't you?
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Jan 19th, 2010, 04:17 PM
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According to wiki: "Breading (also known as crumbing) is a dry grain-derived coating for a piece of food such as meat, vegetable, poultry, fish, shellfish, crustacean, seitan, or textured soy, etc., made from breadcrumbs or a breading mixture with seasonings." Fish and chips calls for batter. Quite, quite different.
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Jan 19th, 2010, 07:42 PM
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While you are at Wiki check out the definition of batter. It is made from flour.

Further proof of two nations separated by a common language.
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Jan 19th, 2010, 09:46 PM
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Add my vote to the Magpie Cafe in Whitby. Truly outstanding fish and chips, worth waiting in line for. Also The Fish and Chip Place in Aldeburgh, Suffolk. Take your take-away to one of the benches by the ocean - the sea air adds something to the taste.
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Jan 19th, 2010, 10:37 PM
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North Shiields fish quay is excellent, they also have my favourite sign hanging outside the ladies toilet across the road "No Fish Boxes Allowed"

Well it makes me laugh everytime,but I'm only 44

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Jan 19th, 2010, 11:30 PM
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Go ahead and stuff your arteries with that grease. You have national insurance, don't you?

That's a pretty unpleasant comment, and rather uncalled for. Fyi, I hardly ever eat fish and chips and am delighted that I live in a country with a proper health care policy.
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Jan 20th, 2010, 02:37 AM
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>Fish and chips calls for batter. Quite, quite different.<

Actually no. In most Scottish fish and chip shops a "special fish supper" is breaded haddock with chips. And very nice it is too.
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Jan 20th, 2010, 02:42 AM
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I'm assuming a name like spaarne indicates some connection with the Netherlands. In which case, oliebollen to you....
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Jan 20th, 2010, 04:35 AM
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I recognised every fish except one - what on earth is Woof?>>>

Dogfish?

I've never come across it - but remember Whitby is in the North, where it's grim. But not as bad as hollandland in the netherlandlands.
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Jan 20th, 2010, 04:52 AM
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Here's a recipe from wimmins hour no less (I can't face trying to explain either Women's Hour or You and Yours to foreigners. They think we're mental anyway) ,but first catch your woof:

Scarborough Woof alle Erbette Fresche (Scarborough Woof with fresh herbs)

Serves 2

50g Butter
Plain flour (for dusting)
200g Fillets Woof

½ glass dry white wine
1Tsp Green Peppercorns
1 Tsp chopped fresh thyme
1 Tsp chopped fresh parsley
2 Tblsp Whipping Cream
100ml Fish stock
Salt & Black pepper


Melt the butter, dust the fish then fry the fillets of woof until brown on both sides, add the white wine, reduce, then add the peppercorns, thyme, parsley, cream and stock. Simmer for a few minutes until liquid has reduced slightly. Salt & pepper if required.>>>>>

In other words cook it just like every other bloody fish.

ps If you like the idea of woof don't get lured into thinking that meow meow is similar. Really don't.
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Jan 20th, 2010, 06:55 AM
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Cholmondley_Warner - I escaped the Mau Mau, so dodging the Meow Meow should be a doddle........
Thanks for the recipe. I'm going to try it with one of the best fishes in the world - Hake.
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Jan 20th, 2010, 07:43 AM
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Coo. Apparently they are also known as wolf-fish or sea-cat. No wonder it looks so confused:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seawolf_(fish)
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Jan 20th, 2010, 07:52 AM
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How to cook fish, in his own juices. This is for nice tasting fish like salmon, bass, swordfish, trout, sole, etc.

Preheat oven to 400F (~200C).
Put fish filet on aluminum foil and place it on the oven grill.
Pour olive oil over fish and flip it to get it well covered in oil. Leave skin side down.
Sprinkle with black pepper.
Bake for 20 minutes.
Remove from oven.
Cover with a piece of aluminum foil and a towel.
Let stand for 20 minutes.
Eat.

PatrickLondon, I have lived in NL for several years. Never ate oliebollen and never will.
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Jan 20th, 2010, 10:30 AM
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This is for nice tasting fish like salmon, bass, swordfish, trout, sole, etc as ruined by the Dutch.>>>>>>

If it ain't woof it ain't makin' the band daddy-o.

Apparently they are also known as wolf-fish>>>

The frogs call sea bass loup de mer (sea wolf).

No wonder we tend to buy saveloys. Too bloody confusing otherwise.
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Jan 20th, 2010, 10:37 AM
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I escaped the Mau Mau, so dodging the Meow Meow should be a doddle........>>>

They're dropping like flies over here.
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Jan 20th, 2010, 01:17 PM
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Here's a recipe from wimmins hour no less (I can't face trying to explain either Women's Hour or You and Yours to foreigners. They think we're mental anyway) ,>>

I was explaining "listen with mother" to a German friend [yes, some of my best friends are German] yesterday.

no, she didn't get it either.
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Jan 20th, 2010, 01:49 PM
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I haven't been to London in about 8 years, but when I was going regularly, I always made a point of going to North Sea Fish at least once during the trip. I LOVED it! And certainly it wasn't in the least bit pretentious. I never needed a reservation, but went on the early side.
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Jan 25th, 2010, 09:10 AM
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CW - M-M dropping from what?
And I know what Wimmins Hour is all about - my Gran used to tune in regular like.

Tonight as a special treat we barbequed a couple of crayfish. Don't know what they'd cost your end up North but I paid R200 for them, or in Brit pounds R16+
Quite big buggars they were too.
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Jan 25th, 2010, 10:12 AM
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CW - M-M dropping from what?>>>

It's just me being a smart-arse.

Meow Meow is the name of a (legal) high in the UK that is stupidly not banned. It is a bastard. This is what happens if you outlaw relatively harmless drugs....

As for cray fish over here, you can literally pick them out, if the water's shallow enough. But it's them yank ones though - the bigguns.
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