More Food Porn: Fish n Chips

When I was younger, and very much into my Monty Python/Fawlty Towers phase (this would have been around the early 1980′s), I was under the very strong belief that fish and chips were the most popular dish in the United Kingdom. I’m not sure how I got this belief, nor do I know if this belief were ever true, but I held it nonetheless.

It was at that point in my life that I vowed that I would make it over to England and have myself a serving or two of this dish.

I’ve been told by true aficionados that if one wanted the true “fish n chips” experience, then one should have them served from a truck or stand wrapped in newsprint, with copious amounts of vinegar. I declined this approach and settled on the Rock and Sole Plaice, where the fish was crispy throughout the course, and the tartar sauce wasn’t tartar sauce at all, but was more of a garlic aoli with dill.

It was delicious. Wonderful. I can now die happy, having experienced this in England.

As an aside, I’ve now heard that the most popular dish in England is no longer Fish n Chips, but is instead Butter Chicken/Chicken Masala type of dish thanks to the increase of Indian restaurants throughout the land. I have no idea if this is true, but it sounds as if it could be possible.