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Fish and Chips in Warsaw


jonni 16 | 2,485
13 Jan 2010 #1
I've just got back from the new fish and chip shop (Koszykowa 45, through the arch from pl. Konstitucji, behind Bar7) and it was actually OK.

A bit surreal to be eating fish and chips here. Nice though. Large fish and chips for 20zl, small for 17zl, very small for 10 or 12ish. They also have battered sausages and pickled onions (though no pickled eggs). Real malt vinegar. Also deep fried Mars Bars for the terminally unhealthy. The chips are real potato, not frozen, and everything is about the standard of an OK-ish chip shop back home. Also trout and salmon.

As well as that, there's most flavours of British crisps, twiglets, fruit pastilles, Yorkies etc.

Interesting - maybe it's the first of many. I thought of doing that a couple of years ago but decided there wasn't a market unless it was in a prime location with correspondingly high rent.

I hope it's a success.
Englishpoznan 4 | 102
13 Jan 2010 #2
It sounded so good until I read NO PICKLED EGG'S!!! Still more then we have here in Poznań!
db1874 7 | 227
13 Jan 2010 #3
the new fish and chip shop

I tried it on Monday evening and was pretty happy with it, had large fish and chips (23zl), was cooked while I waited and tasted fine. My clothes were reeking of the cooking smell from the shop though for a while after - they need better ventilation. I'll definitely be back though.
OP jonni 16 | 2,485
13 Jan 2010 #4
My clothes were reeking of the cooking smell from the shop though for a while after - they need better ventilation.

I noticed that too, but I suppose it's worth it.

I wonder what fish they use? They seem to have two prices, one for 'fish' and a bit more expensive for cod. I had the basic and it wasn't bad.
Amathyst 19 | 2,702
13 Jan 2010 #5
NO PICKLED EGG'S!!!

I dont know anyone who has even tried one of those...so its not like its a totally English thing.

But if you are so desperate from one: helpwithcooking.com/egg-guide/make-pickled-eggs.html

The poor Poles...being subjected to such horrid stuff :D
OP jonni 16 | 2,485
13 Jan 2010 #6
I dont know anyone who has even tried one of those...so its not like its a totally English thing.

Delicious! A northern staple. My Polish ex almost fled in horror on seeing a jar of them in the pub, but grew to like them. Easy to make, and go down in PL almost as well as home-made Scotch Eggs.
Wroclaw Boy
13 Jan 2010 #7
I thought of doing that a couple of years ago but decided there wasn't a market unless it was in a prime location with correspondingly high rent.

I remember the guy coming on here asking for financial assistance, we had a few discussions via pm. I think its a great idea and should do really well, we usually have deep fried battered cod on fridays and it really is a dish to look forward too. Very easy to make, i hope he keeps ordering fresh fish frozen just isnt the same IMO.
Harry
13 Jan 2010 #8
I've been a couple of times (once last year and once this) and am very satisfied. I must say that the fish (I had cod both times) is not as good as what you get in the UK but then fish is like that in Poland. The chips were very good once and more than acceptable the second time. The batter on the fish is superb, really good.

I really hope that it is a success and have been recommending it to everybody I know in town.
db1874 7 | 227
13 Jan 2010 #9
I wonder what fish they use?

I think I had the cod thus the higher price. I chatted with the owner a bit, they're only just opened a couple of weeks. I noticed they had open fryers compared to the closed ones that most UK chippies have so that probably doesn’t help with the ventilation.
dtaylor5632 18 | 2,007
13 Jan 2010 #10
The poor Poles...being subjected to such horrid stuff :D

It surprises me that you are so up for everything British but dislike our national dish :D

I was looking at the idea of a fish and chip shop 4 years ago in Krakow, and again this year with another forum member. But alas didn't get round to it, and the premises we looked at were far too expensive, around 30k a month for around 200m2!!!
Amathyst 19 | 2,702
13 Jan 2010 #11
It surprises me that you are so up for everything British but dislike our national dish :D

I was being sarcastic :D I love our national dish - once in a blue moon its a lovely treat...Im a northerner, we have some of the best chippies in the country ;0) In fact we have "the" best chippy in the country up the road from where I live :D (it won the title)
convex 20 | 3,978
13 Jan 2010 #12
It surprises me that you are so up for everything British but dislike our national dish :D

curry or kebab?
OP jonni 16 | 2,485
13 Jan 2010 #13
is not as good as what you get in the UK but then fish is like that in Poland

True, but they cook it very well, still soft and flaky. I was expecting it to be fried to buggery.

The batter on the fish is superb, really good.

Today maybe they weren't on form, or had the oil too hot. It was crispy but not quite as it should be. Or maybe I'm too critical.
Wroclaw Boy
13 Jan 2010 #14
is not as good as what you get in the UK but then fish is like that in Poland.

You cant possibly say that, there some real crap in the UK. For every 10 joints i know back home only one will sell decent chow on a regular basis.
dtaylor5632 18 | 2,007
13 Jan 2010 #15
Well as you know, us Scot's are quite renowned for our chippy's. Though we have had some shockers, especially in Glasgow. On the east coast you will find the best as most of our fishing fleet are there. Once in Glasgow I came across something called a heart banger. It was a sausage wrapped in kebab meat then deep fried. I tried a bite and felt sick straight after.

On another note I loved when I would visit my grandparents in Manchester, cos it meant I could get a steak and kidney pudding with mushy pea's!

curry or kebab?

Good point ;)
OP jonni 16 | 2,485
13 Jan 2010 #16
us Scot's are quite renowned for our chippy's.

Is it just me, or is the fish always larger in Scotland? And no fish butties.
dtaylor5632 18 | 2,007
13 Jan 2010 #17
Is it just me, or is the fish always larger in Scotland?

I think the portion sizes are a little bit larger, most of our good stocks of fish are sold to Spain and France, which is a shame cos I think the UK has some of the best sea-food in the world.
Wroclaw Boy
13 Jan 2010 #18
I'll usually pop into Harry Ramsdens when i come accross one.
Harry
13 Jan 2010 #19
You cant possibly say that, there some real crap in the UK. For every 10 joints i know back home only one will sell decent chow on a regular basis.

I've only eaten at two British chippies in the last ten years (I don't spend much time in the UK). Both were very good (but not a patch on what you get down in Cornwall out of season).
Englishpoznan 4 | 102
13 Jan 2010 #20
@Amathyst, Thanks for the link but my Polish mother in law has been making them for ages for me!!!

In fact I'm going to the kitchen right now to grab one from the jar and i will stick it in a bag of salt and vinegar crisps!!
Wroclaw Boy
13 Jan 2010 #21
Thanks for the link but my Polish mother in law has been making them for ages for me!!!

Babcas and jarred foods go together like Tiger Woods and a few white chicks.
BevK 11 | 248
28 Jan 2010 #22
Mushy peas?
wildrover 98 | 4,451
29 Jan 2010 #23
best chippy in the country

I have had fish and chips in there too....its just down the road from my ex girlfriends....
bullfrog 6 | 603
29 Jan 2010 #24
I think the UK has some of the best sea-food in the world.

Maybe, but you need to have people to appreciate it. Unfortunately british palates , with their love for processed/industrial food, are not properly trained to appreciate it..
Polonius3 1,000 | 12,448
29 Jan 2010 #25
Considering that McDonald's cheeseburgers in Poland cost only 2 złotys, and with a side of chips -- 5zł, that Polish fish & chips shop at Koszykowa is quite pricey. What is the relation of the price of McDonald's to your average fish & chips place in Britain?
mojibear 1 | 9
29 Jan 2010 #26
A Big Mac meal is about £3.80 and at my local chippy a large cod and chips would be about £5.70. Decent fish and chips will always be more expensive than Mcdonalds.
OP jonni 16 | 2,485
29 Jan 2010 #27
Mushy peas?

Apparently yes, but I didn't notice them.

that Polish fish & chips shop at Koszykowa is quite pricey. What is the relation of the price of McDonald's to your average fish & chips place in Britain?

There's a huge difference between price and value. A medium fish and chips on ul. Koszykowa is a couple of zloty more than a 'big mac meal'. I know which I'd prefer!
polkamaniac 1 | 482
29 Jan 2010 #28
England is best known for it's "fish and chips". The British consumed nearly 300 million servings of fish and chips and that equates to six servings for every man, woman and child in the country. There are now around 8,500 fish and chip shops across the UK - that’s eight for every one McDonald’s outlet, making British Fish and Chips the nation's favourite take-away. wow!!!!So much for Mac's competing in England



Jay24 12 | 64
14 May 2010 #29
new fish and chip shop (Koszykowa 45, through the arch from pl. Konstitucji, behind Bar7)

Is this place quite hidden away or something as I've tried to find it a couple of times with no luck? Above says Koszykowa 45 but website says Koszykowa 30 - help, where is it???
db1874 7 | 227
14 May 2010 #30
they're here: fishandchips.pl/index.php/en/find-us


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