Thursday, October 23, 2008

Take Away Dinner

One of the things we were really spoiled with while living in Chicago was the numerous options for take out for meals. As unhealthy as it may be, we probably ordered Lou Malnati's pizza at least once a week....and of course we enjoyed it every time. :)
 Here in our little area of England, the choices are not as plentiful. If we want to order take away (not called take-out here), our choices include: Dominos, Pizza Hut (and actually both Domino's and Pizza Hut taste pretty much the same as they do in America which is nice), Indian, Chinese, or Fish N'Chips.
Since I have time on my hands, I have been making nice meals every night but sometimes it is nice to get a break from cooking. A few nights ago we decided to try one of the Fish N' Chip stands for dinner. You cannot eat inside these places as they only offer take away, otherwise you would need to go to a pub to sit down and eat such a meal in an establishment. 
So for 7.50 pounds, here is the meal we purchased for the two of us: 
The HUGE fried fish fillets soaked in malt vinegar and wrapped in paper. By the time we got home from picking up dinner (only about a 4 minute drive), the fish had soaked through the paper! Everything is wrapped in paper - no containers, etc.  Although it is difficult to tell from this photo, each fish fillet had to be at least 12 inches in length....quite large! 
And then here was the mound of chips (fries) also soaked in malt vinegar and doused in salt. YUM. 
The meal was quite tasty but of course we both could have used a roll of TUMS after eating all of that fried food. Fish N' Chips take away is a nice treat but it will not be a weekly meal in our house.


Alycia Smith-Howard, Ph.D. said...

Okay! If you are in Leamington, you have to, have to, HAVE to try "Kingfisher" Fish n' chip shop in Stratford-upon-Avon. On Ely Street. Sooo worth it. And they have an eat-in restaurant on the side. Yay, Warwickshire!!! Cheers, Alycia

Ana said...

Happy to hear your experienced a good old fish and chips take away, and I can relate about not eating it every day. Welcome to England.