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Fish and Chips with Mushy Peas Might Be The Most English Meal Ever — Dining on a Dime

Fish and Chips with Mushy Peas Might Be The Most English Meal Ever — Dining on a Dime


– Alright, what do you think of when you
think of classic English food? Well, I think of fish and chips, and so right now we’re
here in Notting Hill at just a little bit west of Hyde Park, and we’re gonna go to The Fish House where they serve some really
excellent fish and chips. Cod, haddock, french fries as we know
them in the United States, but they are known in the
U.K. and elsewhere as chips, along with mushy peas,
malt vinegar, tartar sauce, it’s gonna be fantastic,
and I can’t wait to try it. (bright pop rock music) I’m interested in
learning a little bit more about this traditional
English fish and chips. What can you tell me about the different
kinds of fish you have, and I know that cod and
haddock are very popular. Is there a real difference between those two different kinds of fish? – A little bit.
– [Lucas] Yeah? Is it something you can taste,
– Yes. – [Lucas] Or is it in
the texture? Or is it- – Yes. Haddock is more salty
taste on the haddock. The cod is more white
fish and the normal one. – Normal one? Okay, so what do you think is the secret to doing a really good fish and chip? – Good quality fish. That’s the most important
thing, and the clean oil. – [Interviewer] Clean oil. – That’s the most important thing. Good quality oil, clean oil,
good fresh fish, quality fish. – Why do you think people love
it so much in this country? – Over 150 years there’s been
fish and chips in England. And with a good fish and
chips, people come back to it. That’s what we’re doing.
– Alright, well I wanna try some of this,
– Yes. – ’cause it looks really good,
and it smells really good. So can I? Do you think I could have a large cod, could I have a large haddock,
– Yeah. – [Lucas] And a large
chips, and a mushy peas. – Yes. – And then you also said
you had gherkins or pickles? – Yes, gherkin. – [Lucas] I’ll- great.
– Let me give you. – We will engage Mr. Chip in the consumption of these chips. Mr. Chip is saying, “Stab me. Stab me with my own product”. (laughing) (bright pop rock music) – [Ash] Here you go! – [Lucas] That was so fast! – Gherkins come, with a
pickle. Goes like that. – Amazing.
– Ready to go. Traditional.
– [Lucas] Thank you. – And this time I’m
gonna put pickled onion. – [Lucas] This is the onion, okay. Beautiful. (bright pop rock music) This segment has been
brought to you by Mr. Chip. (laughing) “Stab me with my own product”. (laughing) “Oh, hello”. (laughing) “Oh no!” (groaning) “Oh but it feels good but I’m dying!” These are the classics, cod and haddock, and so I thought we’d get one of both. And of course we have the mushy peas, a big pickled onion on the haddock, a big slice of lemon, which
of course is very necessary, and then the tartar sauce. I’m just gonna dive right in. This place thinks it’s cod’s
gift to fish and chips. You know what I’m sayin’? (laughing) This beautiful flaky cod. So what I’m gonna do now is I’m gonna dip this
guy in the tartar sauce, and I do love tartar sauce. Adding things like gherkins,
pickles, onions to the sauce gives it a depth of flavor, gives it a tanginess that again offsets of the
greasiness of the fish. Not that this fish is particularly greasy, it’s actually pretty light. The coating is nice and light. The key to having a good fish
and chip is having fresh fish. That looks good, doesn’t it? That’s great. It’s all about the combination
of textures and flavors. You’ve got a creamy tartar sauce. You’ve got a crunchy outside of the fish. You’ve got the flaky, tender, juicy,
moist insides of the fish, and the malt vinegar. It gives it a much sharper tang. It’s like, you know, it’s like eating it with a bite of pickle. Round two. Haddock. Will I be able to tell the difference? As you can see,
appearance-wise very similar. Flaky white fish. That’s different. The haddock is firmer, and the cod has a more tender, flaky
fall-apart in your mouth. The haddock is meatier. Yeah, these don’t even
taste remotely the same. Noticeably firmer. It’s also like a little butterier. And then of course the chips and mushy peas. I gotta say I do like the mushy peas, and I appreciate the mushy peas. At the end of the day, though, I’m kind of a ketchup guy. Sorry. Sorry Europe. To recap cod, flaky, tender, fall-apart and melt in the mouth. Haddock, slightly
firmer, slightly saltier. Both excellent options. Tastes good both with tartar
sauce and with the malt. You’ve heard of salt bae, but
have you heard of malt bae? Well that was a bad idea. I really hope you enjoyed this
episode of Dining on a Dime from The Fish House in Notting Hill. If you’d like to watch
more, please click here. (guitar strumming)

100 comments on “Fish and Chips with Mushy Peas Might Be The Most English Meal Ever — Dining on a Dime

  1. HI EVERYONE YOU ALL KNOW HOW THIS WORKS BY NOW: Thanks for watching my video, please like it, please say to me over on Instagram @staletwizzlers and Twitter @lucaspeterson. THANKS FOR WATCHING ALSO MALT BAE IS GENIUS NOT DUMB DONT @ ME

  2. The best fish and chips I've had in central London were from a place in Camden Market, I can't remember the name for he life of me though!

  3. Doesn't feel like a proper chippy if it comes on a plate. Gotta let them steam a bit in the paper wrapping with the salt and vinegar on!

  4. Sacrilege ketchup with fish & chips, LOL. I like it too. Can't stand mushy peas. Tartar sauce is ok but def malt vinegar & salt on my chips. FYI Europe uses mayonnaise. Need it all wrapped in paper too. Now I know what I'm getting for my tea today. Curry chip is alright too, one of the locals sells a shed load of chips with black bean sauce.

  5. Couldn't even get through half the video… no matter how good the food looks, the host totally ruins the video with his terrible jokes and style

  6. Not exactly traditional that place. Looks like they've tried to 'posh' it up, I mean tartar sauce, what the hell? And those chips look way too dry.

  7. I've never seen anyone eat fish off of a plate with their fingers, nor dip chips in their mushy peas before..I'm pretty sure that's what the utensils they gave you were for.

  8. why is he asking a foreigner about fish and chips he had no clue what he was on about what Cod is more whiter than haddock wtf what a numpty

  9. You should try Yorkshire fish and chips. Haddock is the standard fish, and the fish and chips are fried in beef dripping, which gives a crispier texture and better flavour. Also, use malt vinegar, not lemon juice, on both fish and chips. Perfect!

  10. I think Lucas was 'fishing' for laughs. The jokes were so corny I
    'C-O-D' hardly stand it. H ad he attempted one you more, he might have ended up in the 'punitentiary'!

  11. Well, what (as an Englishman) did I make of that? Strange sense of humour, vinegar on his arm? 'Sorry but I'm a ketchup kind if man', there is a bottle in the condiment box on the table? Would I buy fish and chips in overpriced Notting Hill, served and cooked by a foreigner, well no actually, I would go to a fish and chip shop that serves take away, and eat it out of the bag with my fingers, though it would cost more than a dime!

  12. He wants traditional 'English fish, chips and mushy peas – with pickles? And, fish and chips are supposed to be eaten when hot/warm! This guy is doing so much talking, his plate must have been stone cold! Baked beans goes nice with fish and chips – so does a tin of Aldi's chopped tomatoes with herbs – but pickles? 'God Bless America' with hand on chest, I hear you say. I say 'God save the UK!' for having to put up with all these tourists desecrating our time honoured British delight – the humble Fish 'n chips! Pickles indeed! Mm!

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  14. The best fish and chips I ever had was at McDonalds. I fried 2 fish patties, large fries and smeared big Mac secret sauce on top, and it was delicious.

  15. Most of us don't really get mushy peas all the time. Maybe a family meal and two pots of mushy peas would go between 5 people. There really is no traditional way. Salt and vinegar but beyond that there is no rules. But I must say my Nan has brown sauce with hers and that is not ok.

  16. These places are getting worse, bad taste, man. The food doesnt look good at all in the last 3 or 4 videos I saw

  17. french fries and chips are 2 totally different seperate things. although they are made similar from the same ingedients,fries are cut thin cut and fried quickly to a crunchy bite, where as chips are thick cut, cooked on a lower heat (more of a boiling slower frying) giving them a lighter fluffy inside, and a softer crisp outside. fries and chips have totally different tastes.

  18. Not just in England all over UK not just England please I am fed up with tourists especially Americans saying England all the time there is more to the UK than just London

  19. I've never been to a chippie that gave me a lemon wedge, although if it's a fish restaurant then I would imagine that's OK. No curry sauce tho' WTF??? 😉

  20. This really does annoy me . I rarely eat fish and chips…give me British crab or mackeral or cockles or clams…thats British…British cuisine is so much more that fish n chips or roast beef. Try local dishes to the region you are in…

  21. That is so English with the mushy peas and malt but Australia is serve with a wedge of lemon.

  22. When the chef (?) Pull out the pickle, everyone on the back is like, "are you bloody see this, is this lads serious" so amusing lolol

  23. Well done a lot of these sort of video's don't show Americans buying Gerkins pickled onions and pickled eggs they are very common in British fish and chip shops. Have a battered sausage and a savaloy next time though. They are kind of traditional in a British chippy also.

  24. Went there while on a People to People Ambassador trip back in 2014. The food in general is too bland. I’m Caribbean, so what my taste buds are typically used to is absolute deliciousness and this place wasn’t it. But hey, that’s just my experience

  25. Fish n chips is my favorite comfort food. I like any whitefish, but haddock has a little more ocean flavor that you may or may not like. I want a fish that tastes like something. Cod is the lite beer of fish. I like being on the beach and enjoying the ocean, but that's just me. I tend to go with a plastic fork puncture of the crust and an overall malt vinegar drizzle in favor of any dipping sauces. The acid fills in the gaps for me.

    Mushy peas are delicious, and I use the chips as a scoop with the peas as a condiment.

    I hate pickles.

  26. If I was that woman and I was trying to enjoy my food and some loud mouth wouldn't shut up about the food I'd hit him

  27. I was visiting there on the day he filmed this. Best chippy i have ever been too in that London. (cant beat the North west im afraid!

  28. Good luck getting decent fish and chips in London, even the Fryers Delight has gone downhill. You can have the cleanest oil going – it's still going to taste like it's cooked in crappy oil. Fish and chips are best cooked in dripping.

  29. Not a clue!! It's just like going to a "pie and mash" shop in the middle of Grimsby! London is hopeless for fish and chips. Anything above Birmingham and you might be onto a winner!

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