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#41 Futtocks

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Posted 31 December 2013 - 11:04 AM

The magpie in Whitby is a classic example

There are better chippies on the same street.

I don't know a single person who has ever had the patience to find out if the Magpie actually is any good or not. I just look at the length of the queues and think 'madness! I'm too hungry for a wait that long'.

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Posted 31 December 2013 - 12:27 PM

Long queues doesn't always mean it's good, but probably enhances the perceived quality if you've waited in line for ages.

 

Indeed. I once made that mistake in central London. And it was a big mistake. Paid over £7.50 for fish & chips that were so bad I ended up binning 3/4 of them. :angry:


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Posted 31 December 2013 - 03:03 PM

According to our chippy proprietor the price of haddock has gone through the roof.  He stopped selling it replacing it with cod, a big no-no around Leeds.  He will now provide it only if you ask for it and are prepared to pay a premium, and he's not alone. Apparently the Russians have cut the quota for haddock.  this is bad news for those of us from the West Riding who prefer haddock to cod.  I wonder what pollock tastes like?

 

Pollock is fine but it has a more grey colour than cod and it was seen as less attractive to the shopper... It has been promoted quite a bit more in recent years, as an alternate to cod, and the last time I looked it was nearly as expensive.



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Posted 31 December 2013 - 03:05 PM

I used to play rugby with a bloke whose surname was Haddock and whose parents owned a Bradford fish and chip shop.

 

Somefin fishy about this post. It seems to be a bit of a tail, not to say off the scale.



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Posted 31 December 2013 - 03:07 PM

I've never eaten fish but, when I was a kid,  Eastern Valley chip shops sold plaice and hake.

 

Plaice and hake were sometimes on the chipper menu when I was a kid. Both are cracking to eat.



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Posted 31 December 2013 - 03:10 PM

In the old West Riding, in Harrogate, where I was brought up, both cod and haddock were available but haddock was viewed as the superior product and the fish of choice.

Incidentally, nobody in Leeds knew what i was taking about when i tried to order "one of each and a bag of scraps!"

 

Huddersfield and Halifax were said to be haddock towns, so when there was media coverage of the shortage of cod it was said that it wouldn't effect the chippers much.


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Posted 31 December 2013 - 03:15 PM

 best local to us fish and chips is millbridge chippy on leeds rd just lower down than golden fish as you drop down into heckmondwike swan lights, (haddock too) cod is bigger chunks and a harsher flavour. and am told by a mate who runs a chippy cod is a very dirty fish and if you hold an uncooked fillit up to a light you can see small worms still in the fish as its a bottom feeder.

  golden fish is nice fish but rank chips as their all bits not propper nice big well cooked ones like millbridge.

 

  for a trip out try trenshers in whitby by the roundabout and main carpark were all bikers hang out on a sunny sunday. parsley sauce is super.massive fish and a special coleslaw thats to die for.home baked t cakes/baps. too.

 

Aye, good f & c at Millbridge. The Golden Fish is pricey IIRC.

 

I used to go to a chipper in Heckmondwike when I worked there. It was a lean to in the Market Place and they kept the uncooked chipped spuds in a bath!



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Posted 31 December 2013 - 03:27 PM

'Chipper'? 'Chippy' surely?


 

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Posted 31 December 2013 - 03:30 PM

Longtime supplier of parboiled potatoes to Yorkshire fish and chip shops. Idwal Fisher had an appropriate name and was Tony's brother. Played for Wales, Northern and Warrington.

 

 

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#50 l'angelo mysterioso

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Posted 31 December 2013 - 03:31 PM

'Chipper'? 'Chippy' surely?

I've heard them called that


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Posted 31 December 2013 - 03:47 PM

Had fish chips and double mushies in the wetherby whaler in Wakefield the other day. It's where all the car dealerships are. Most acceptable and great service. The woman behind the counter started ladling the mushies on and told me to say when: paradise.

Most definitely haddock in all Wetherby Whalers


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Posted 31 December 2013 - 03:48 PM

'Chipper'? 'Chippy' surely?

chip 'oil in Morley (and in Tony Capstick's "Captstick Comes Home")


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Posted 31 December 2013 - 04:27 PM

chip 'oil in Morley (and in Tony Capstick's "Captstick Comes Home")

 

Also acceptable, assuming you use 'oil as dialect for hole.


 

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Posted 31 December 2013 - 04:36 PM

Most definitely haddock in all Wetherby Whalers

If you ask for it

Anyway it was good gear


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Posted 31 December 2013 - 04:38 PM

Also acceptable, assuming you use 'oil as dialect for hole.

In Scotland it's fish bar

And the fish and chips are to be avoided at all costs

Pudding supper every time


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Posted 31 December 2013 - 05:03 PM

I went into a fish and chip shop in the centre of Inverness and asked for " fish and chips twice please"
The guy looked at me and said " you want fish AND chips?"
"Yes"
He looked me up and down and obviously thought no wonder he's fat. He turned to the other customers and they all looked at me askance.
He put the fish and chips into the wrappers and then started doling out more chips.
" what are you doing?" I asked,
Him " giving you the chips you asked for"
Me "But you've given me the chips"
Him "No I haven't"
Me "Yes, you have they are in the wrapper"
Him "No, that's fish"
Me " but there's chips in there"
Him " yes that's fish"
Me " look in that wrapper you have put fish AND chips"
Him "no that's just a fish supper"
Me "that's what I wanted"
Him "well why did you ask for fish AND chips"
Me " cos I want fish with chips"
Him " well just ask for fish in future"
God knows how you order fish without chips.

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Posted 31 December 2013 - 05:54 PM

I don't know a single person who has ever had the patience to find out if the Magpie actually is any good or not. I just look at the length of the queues and think 'madness! I'm too hungry for a wait that long'.

 

I hadn't been to The Magpie in years owing to the queues, but I went there one evening a few weeks ago when I was working in Whitby. The fish and chips were jolly good and the service was good too. Out of season and on a week day evening may be the time to go.

I was one of the younger people there and I am not young.


Edited by longboard, 31 December 2013 - 06:22 PM.


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Posted 31 December 2013 - 06:15 PM

What do they sell in Keighley?


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Posted 01 January 2014 - 02:01 PM

 best local to us fish and chips is millbridge chippy on leeds rd just lower down than golden fish as you drop down into heckmondwike swan lights, (haddock too) cod is bigger chunks and a harsher flavour. and am told by a mate who runs a chippy cod is a very dirty fish and if you hold an uncooked fillit up to a light you can see small worms still in the fish as its a bottom feeder.

  golden fish is nice fish but rank chips as their all bits not propper nice big well cooked ones like millbridge.

 

  for a trip out try trenshers in whitby by the roundabout and main carpark were all bikers hang out on a sunny sunday. parsley sauce is super.massive fish and a special coleslaw thats to die for.home baked t cakes/baps. too.

Pretty much any white fish that ends up on the table is a bottom feeder but your mate's right, cod is particularly wormy.


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Posted 01 January 2014 - 03:20 PM

I hadn't been to The Magpie in years owing to the queues, but I went there one evening a few weeks ago when I was working in Whitby. The fish and chips were jolly good and the service was good too. Out of season and on a week day evening may be the time to go.

I was one of the younger people there and I am not young.

 

Called there some years ago and actually waited patiently in the long queue and worth it for the tasty meal. 


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