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fish and chips , especially in thailand .

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as you all know im scottish and im used to eating haddock or whiting in my fish n chips and they are my preference .

i am not a fan of cod , i find it dry by comparison and almost tasteless .

i had never eaten dory until i came to thailand and that is the most commonly used fish here when getting fish and chips , but you know what i really like it .

its tasty , it retains its moisture and it fries up very well .

cod is available here , haddock less so but dory is readily available in any fish shop or supermarket .

id plump for dory in thailand over any other fish .

how about you .

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In the UK I would eat most commonly cod for fish and chips and occasionally salmon or hake.

 

I've given up with fish and chips in Thailand, good fish and chips is just not available here. Just had 4 weeks in the UK and had fish and chips nearly every other day, funny thing is I lost half a stone, must be a book in that somwhere "The Fish and Chips crash diet !!" :o

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Not a big fish and chip eater (well fish yes but lots of chips), had it in Thailand a few times and was never overly impressed.

 

Had cod and chips yesterday though in Leigh on Sea Essex and it was excellent, it brought back my like for it again.

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This is one thing that is missing here is a 100% fish n chippy...

You can get any meal you like here more so over the last few years now with the power of FB groups pushing up the value and quality of food which we all have seen.

But there no proper chippy here like there is back at home... 

Tried them all a few nearly have it right and many are miles away...

So i made my own chip shop curry which which you could not sell due to the high cost of the products you need to make it.

We buy cod fillets from friendship and the batter mix which Puang cooks her self with the best result i've had here in pattaya.

 

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Goes down great with a few bottles of Moose cider

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Got to say I am not a lover of Dory, taste is bland and cooked badly can be downright disgusting as per the fish and chips I had at a farang bar in Kanchanaburi recently.

If in UK I will go for Haddock (preferably) or cod, never liked Rock.

If in Thailand, like Phil, I will buy cod and make my own batter. I rarely eat fish and chips in Thailand although have had the breaded fish and chips at Pig and Whistle (was told not Dory), cod and chips at the chippy on Lenkee and at the Rockhouse (dory I believe and acceptable). Of course now at the Rocky I will opt for steak and kidney pudding.

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I have bought dory in Friendship and Big C (Tai and Klang). In each case the fish has been too "watery" to cook in a fan by itself, in tempura or my own flour mixture. I would put myself below average in the kitchen so perhaps I am cooking it incorrectly.

Outside I have had black pepper fish (Dory) in Devonshire which tasted nice but that was also too "watery". The best was PBG where it was cooked well, tasted lovely, served with the biggest and best mashed spuds I have eaten here,peas and a big side salad.

The best "Fish and chips" has been on the darkside in a place owned by a Welsh BM that I have forgotten the name of (BM and Bar!!!) but I do remember a good choice of draft cider and draft beer...

 

 

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1 hour ago, Tiny Todger said:

I have bought dory in Friendship and Big C (Tai and Klang). In each case the fish has been too "watery" to cook in a fan by itself, in tempura or my own flour mixture. I would put myself below average in the kitchen so perhaps I am cooking it incorrectly.

Outside I have had black pepper fish (Dory) in Devonshire which tasted nice but that was also too "watery". The best was PBG where it was cooked well, tasted lovely, served with the biggest and best mashed spuds I have eaten here,peas and a big side salad.

The best "Fish and chips" has been on the darkside in a place owned by a Welsh BM that I have forgotten the name of (BM and Bar!!!) but I do remember a good choice of draft cider and draft beer...

 

 

 

 

try this, it often works.  an old trick.. wrap it up in a newspaper, leave it for about 5 mins, it will act like blotting paper and take most of the water out.  much of that is from previous freezing or "icing" if it was fresh.

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What is passed off here as Dory and sometimes orange roughy is NOT. it is farmed tulupia (sp?) out of vietnam and alot of new data coming in showing the farming techniquies might actually be creating a very VERY unhealthy product. Beware!

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47 minutes ago, tommy dee said:

 

 

try this, it often works.  an old trick.. wrap it up in a newspaper, leave it for about 5 mins, it will act like blotting paper and take most of the water out.  much of that is from previous freezing or "icing" if it was fresh.

Thanks!!!

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11 minutes ago, STARGAZER said:

What is passed off here as Dory and sometimes orange roughy is NOT. it is farmed tulupia (sp?) out of vietnam and alot of new data coming in showing the farming techniquies might actually be creating a very VERY unhealthy product. Beware!

I'm off to Big C now...I'll check the label.......Not that it is gauranteed to be truthful ....

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4 hours ago, STARGAZER said:

What is passed off here as Dory and sometimes orange roughy is NOT. it is farmed tulupia (sp?) out of vietnam and alot of new data coming in showing the farming techniquies might actually be creating a very VERY unhealthy product. Beware!

Yep. From Vietnam so didn't buy....

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On ‎7‎/‎26‎/‎2016 at 6:58 AM, Tiny Todger said:

I have bought dory in Friendship and Big C (Tai and Klang). In each case the fish has been too "watery" to cook in a fan by itself, in tempura or my own flour mixture. I would put myself below average in the kitchen so perhaps I am cooking it incorrectly.

 

 

Thought I should point out that , although admitting my inadequacies in the kitchen, I didn't try to cook it in a fan....I meant pan..

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6 hours ago, pattayaman2001 said:

I don't like Dory. It's watery and tasteless.

But compared to cod it's cheap.

I guess the cod is a hard sell as a product in a food business but as a buy from friendship its worth the try with it not been watery and tasteless.

I don't really like the fresh cod taste but freezing process seams to take some of the taste away, i was very surprised on how good it was from friendship...

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10 minutes ago, lanzalad said:

I guess the cod is a hard sell as a product in a food business but as a buy from friendship its worth the try with it not been watery and tasteless.

I don't really like the fresh cod taste but freezing process seams to take some of the taste away, i was very surprised on how good it was from friendship...

Yep I buy cod steaks from Friendship .... bought 2 packs this morning

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2 hours ago, lanzalad said:

I guess the cod is a hard sell as a product in a food business but as a buy from friendship its worth the try with it not been watery and tasteless.

I don't really like the fresh cod taste but freezing process seams to take some of the taste away, i was very surprised on how good it was from friendship...

i find cod tasteless and dry .

i much prefer dory but would rather have haddock or whiting .

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too many varieties of great tasting fish here in the northern territory

mangrove jack , red emporer , snapper , golden trevally , salmon , tuna and the popular barramundi

mud crabs also plentiful

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46 minutes ago, lanzalad said:

Just asked Puang what's for dinner and this came out---->

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I like that about my babe, I say the same. 'What's for dinner babe' and I get back 'leave it to me'. Never been disappointed yet.

Taught her quite a few of my recipes/my likes and too be honest she enhances my efforts on quite a few occasions.

You have a good one there Phil.....!

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On ‎7‎/‎27‎/‎2016 at 3:56 PM, lanzalad said:

I guess the cod is a hard sell as a product in a food business but as a buy from friendship its worth the try with it not been watery and tasteless.

I don't really like the fresh cod taste but freezing process seams to take some of the taste away, i was very surprised on how good it was from friendship...

I have "discovered" the frozen packs of Casino garlic and herb mushrooms in Big C. A big handfull of them in a pan with lightly seasoned cod is bloody delicious.....I imagine dory would just disintegrate though. 

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4 hours ago, Parky said:

Sounds worth a go, I am very lazy when it comes to cooking... Daft really as I have plenty of time an oven and 4 ring cooker !!!

 

I have an outdoor Thai style 2 ring gas jobbie..... I recently moved it around the corner out of the wind....!!!

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