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Tempura Batter Fish & Chips – Hook

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Before all the British readers out there start screaming “sacrilege!” when somebody messes with the all time classic fish and chips, just remember: innovation is what keeps the world moving. And stomachs growing.

fish and chips hook camden tempura fried

So yes. In some circles, it might be considered “wrong” and possibly even “evil” to think of something as outrageous as serving a Fish & Chips where the fish was, wait for it, fried in Tempura. Yep, that classical Japanese way of frying various items comes to your tried and true fish and chips. And what can I say? The results may surprise you. It certainly surprised my palate.

fish and chips hook camden tempura fried

At Hook, they offer to fry your fish not only in Tempura, but in Panko as well. Guess I’ll have to come back and try that one. But for now, this delightful catch of the day, aided by delicious and copious amounts of chips and, in this case, some crazy spicy Piri Piri sauce, is enough to justify any and all ruckus, and to convince anyone, including the most hardcore, that as long as it’s fried, it’s still very much fish and chips.

 

Slimy? It’s fried, massive and resting in a bed of chips. It’s as oily as it gets.

Satisfying? A nice little change to your usual British standard cuisine.

 

Hook
63-65 Parkway, London NW1 7PP
http://www.hookrestaurants.com/
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Shoal Food - Fish Finger Sandwich maltby street market fried fish

Shoal Food – Fish Finger Sandwich

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Fish fingers are a treat. Everyone likes them. EVERYONE. From 3 year olds who don’t understand what a fish is (I was a very dumb child), to old fatties like me who can’t be bothered to cook fish to begin with.

Shoal Food - Fish Finger Sandwich maltby street market fried fish

Don’t dare you touch those fingers!

So it’s always a treat when a stall like Shoal Food, whose pun-tastic name already commands attention, makes a pretty little sandwich with, you guessed it, fish fingers. Two perfectly fried Cod fingers, coupled with some butter made of peas (hey, it tastes good, so beat it), rocket, dressing and herbs tartar, make for one healthy sandwich.

Shoal Food - Fish Finger Sandwich maltby street market fried fish

Way fancier than a Filet O Fish

And when you have a sandwich that a 3 year old would enjoy THAT INCLUDES something called pea butter, you know you’ve got a winner. Give peas a chance.

 

Slimy? It’s strange to eat fish fingers and not, you know, hold the fingers with your hands

Satisfying? As good for a toddler as for a foodie adult such as myself

 

Shoal Food
Maltby Street Market (check their Facebook)
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