Friday, August 31, 2007

Friday Is Junk Food

We are inundated with large malls and shopping centres . MacDonalds, KFC, Subway and El Turko but close to home is a little enclave of shops. The Comito Centre - a Korean Chemist. A South African butcher who sells rabbits (who eats rabbits these days?) and Biltong. A liquor store - we dont sell liquor in supermarkets - a gourmet cake shop and a little grubby Welcome Mart run by a grumpy Yorkshireman but I can get French green peppercorns there and Branston Pickle which makes a cheese sandwich complete.

One of the notable shops is a Greek Takeaway. They sell Battered Savs, a sausage in fish batter. Dim Sims which bare no resemblence to their Chinese cousins. Scallops - potato slivers in batter and Prawn Cutlets. Hamburgers with 'the lot' which are not complee without beetroot. Their piece de resistance - fish 'n chips. Real potato chips chiselled from real potatoes, BBQ chicken with the best Coleslaw and Gravy you' ve ever tasted and the best shark in batter.

I dropped into the grubby Welcome Mart today and bought peppercorns but the smell from that Takeaway Store . . . about 11 people were queued outside slowly walking toward their cars with newspaper wrapped packages of savoury smelling fish and chips. I resisted and now have to settle for vegemite on toast for Friday night nibbly bits, I'm mightily pissed. It took me back to day trips to eat at Harry Ramsden's. Now that's a memory from the vault. I wish we had a Doyles in Kellyville. I want fish cocktails and chips with BBQ and Tartare sauce, a butty, vinegar and a cuppa tea.! I have to go, my toast is burning and my champagne is getting flat. (as if!)



And you know you want it!

9 comments:

Grannymar said...

Now I am starving!

Maybe the fact I forgot to have lunch has something to do with it.

K8 the Gr8 said...

Me too! *growl*

The best time for real newspaper fish and chips is when you've just been swimming in the sea!! It's also when Guinness tastes it's best.

Happy Weekend Baino!!!

Grandad said...

I think I'd prefer a battered Mars Bar?

Absolute Vanilla (and Atyllah) said...

Ooh er... I remember Harry Ramsdens... I had the most delicious, fantabulous, scrumptious, mouthwatering fish and chips in Lymington in June - to die for. I wanted to go back for more but the evil friend I was staying with said, 'Oh no, we only do fish and chips from Goodies on a Saturday." She is lucky to still be alive.
Right, now I'm going back to nibble on my cucumber...

b3n said...

Before I turned veggie(15 years ago), I used to love a Leo Burdocks, a real coal fired fish and chipper. All the friers were powered by coal and dinner was served from newspaper. If you asked for just fish you still got a couple of shovels full and you could also get portions of the crispy batter bits for nothing. Top Scran altogether.

Baino said...

Hi guys. Yep, can't beat good old fish and chippies - although I think it always smells way better than it tastes and half an hour after you've eaten . . .bleagh!
Hey K8: good to see you back on the ether girly swat!

K8 the Gr8 said...

Thanks chickie :)

It was touch-and-go there for a while. Gawd bless my birthday laptop! All I need to do now is catch a mouse for it...

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