Since moving to Canada I have become a huge fan of the Food Network. If there were any bad daytime soaps on, I would most probably be addicted to them, but thankfully even Canadian TV (like everything else here) is bad!
I regularly watch a show called Restaurant Makeover, where a renowned chef and designer will go around fixing up failing restaurants. Last year I watched an episode based in downtown Toronto, at a place called Reliable Fish & Chips. Unlike England, you don’t find many fish and chip shops here, so I was quite excited to find one so close to home.
A few weeks back the three (and a half) of us decided to go and have lunch there and I was not disappointed. I had the cod and chips; the cod was crispy and the chips were nice and soft, mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm! The vinegar on every table was in what looked like a re-used Lysol spray bottle which sounds really dangerous but a great way of getting an even coating on your food! Even the owners were Chinese, which reeally reminded me of home :P. The only criticism I have is that the chips were too thin, somewhere in between British chips and American Fries.
One of the things I’m really looking forward to when I arrive in the UK is walking down Stoke Newington high street and buying a massive bag of soft fat chips (open, of course) covered in salt and vinegar. Oh man, I can taste ‘em already :D