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    Fish & Chips

    Hello, LC's had more than 2 small beers again

    Let's get the little fella jumping, for sure those veins in his temples feel like popping out again

    Quote Originally Posted by Loy Toy View Post
    Tonight I am having my normal Friday meal and that is fish and chips made lovingly by Jaybees Bar in Pattaya.

    Credit where credit is due but I have two meals being two servings of Atlantic Cod in a special beer batter with proper chips, mushy or garden peas and all the condiments for 99 baht per serving and for me my bill is 198 Baht.

    I look forward to Fridays. Thanks Johno and let all those internet warriors on those whakey Pattaya food sites that give you stick and that Headworx probably manages to go fuck themselves. These fuckers ooooooozzzzzzeeeeee jealousy but fuck the cvnts!

    Well done lad!
    You do realize that Jaybee's bar advertise their specials all the time on the food groups right?. I wouldn't know the place existed otherwise, nor would countless others in Pattaya who like to go out to eat and want to keep track of the options. Jaybee's always gets good reviews, never seen a bad work said about it. Here's the pic from the same ad they run across multiple food groups every Friday:


    Quite the deal for 99 Baht.

    There's other options too, lots of them. Of which you'd know fuck-all about mostly because that would mean accepting that you're pretty much the only one in town with your head up your arse when it come to local knowledge of where to eat. Here's just a few examples from today and being Friday, F&C deals are everywhere:




    700gr of Cod in this for 599 Baht. Good luck fitting that in




    My call as the best in town. Fucking AWESOME.





    But anyway LC thanks for the heads-up about Jaybee's. Always good to learn of somewhere new

    And while I've got you, have you done any R&D on this product while checking out the local opposition in the Curry game?



    Looks ace, but your expert opinion is needed
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    You bastard, I'm starving now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norton View Post
    Miss a good fisn n chip feed.
    Do you remember years ago the American guy used to sell fish & chips next Leo's bar across from the Sofi?
    Bloody great they were he used to have the cod shipped in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norton View Post
    Years ago there were 2 excellent fish n chip shops just around the corner from Soi Cowboy. Resturant called The Ship and another I can't recall the name of. Miss a good fisn n chip feed.
    The other one would have been The Offshore. Fish and chips swimming in oil never tasted so good (after midnight) and it was on the way from Cowboy to the original Lolitas location around the corner. Perfect

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    I make my own fish n chips.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Headworx View Post
    Fish and chips swimming in oil never tasted so good (after midnight) and it was on the way from Cowboy to the original Lolitas location around the corner. Perfect
    A pitstop to cleanse the pallet?:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cujo View Post
    I make my own fish n chips.
    How do you make fresh Atlantic Cod?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cujo View Post
    I make my own fish n chips.
    Yeah, I've tried many times. Those rectangular domestic deep fryers just aren't up to the job. You need a good heat reservoir by having many litres of oil or fat. A big 10 or 15 litre pot of oil might do the trick, but it makes for expensive fish'n'chips with so much oil.

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    ^I've made fish & chips from scratch and what I learned was it's a lot of work in a hot kitchen for a result that wasn't great.

    When you can get really good ones made for you for under 300 Baht by people who do it for a living, eating out makes a lot of sense.

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    We are truly spoiled for stodge from back home in Pattaya.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
    We are truly spoiled for stodge from back home in Pattaya.
    It is completely ridiculous, but in a good way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
    How do you make fresh Atlantic Cod?

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    You don't need atlantic cod to make fish and chips FFS. (bloody poms)
    Been eating fish and chips all my life and never had fresh atlantic cod.
    And firm fleshed fish will do.
    And you don't need a deep fryer or 15 litres of oil.
    peel and cut the potatoes into whatever thickness chips you want.
    Soak the chips 15 minutes. Meanwhile make a batter. I prefer a fairly thin batter.
    flour water salt and an egg. You can add a splash of beer or some dry yeast or baking soda if you want a thicker finished product.
    I like a thin batter so I don't.
    Scoop the chips out and drain them. Let them sit in a colander or something for a while.
    You want the chips as dry as possible.
    The import market here sells frozen fillets of some kind of fish that works well. You want them defrosted and dry.
    The shape of the wok seems to work well for this and you really don't need a lot of oil.
    Heat the oil until a spot of batter flicked in sizzles on the top.
    The woks not so big so I do the chips and fish separately.
    The chips you can parboil in the oil for 8 minutes at 130 then finish for 4 at 180 or
    just cook at 150 until browning then turn on full for a couple to crisp up.
    The fish dredge in the batter (I skip the dry flour step. Completely unnecessary)
    Then swish into the oil. The heat should be well high at this point. once things have settled down in the wok
    turn the heat to half and let the fish cook until the batter is golden. The fish should be sizzling but not violently. You don't want the heat too high.
    I've ended up with beautiful golden crispy batter and raw fish and burned batter and nicely done fish.
    It seems like a lot of trouble but I enjoy doing it with a beer hand.
    The kids love it. The fish below is small because I cut the fillet small for the kids.

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    Use a wok and 1 1/2 to 2 litres oil. (if you seive it afterwards it's perfectly reusable)
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    That does look good mate.

    John Dory's not a bad substitute for cod

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    ^I've only ever seen John Dory here once, that was eons ago at Bruno's and it was something like 800 Baht per serve. What they palm off as Dory fish here is actually some sort of farmed Catfish from Vietnam that costs about 230 Baht per ton. It looks like this battered:

    From the Lion Pub. Haven't been back there for a while so I don't know if they're still selling 2nd rate fish at good fish prices.

    And seeing how this is now The Fish thread till LC loads up on Chang and starts telling lies again, here's a nicely battered bit of Cod from the Robin Hood:
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    For me it has to be Flake (shark) or Barramundi.

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    ^You can get both here, but no battered (that I've seen). Haddock is another fish that you can get here battered, it's nice.

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    Has anyone at TD ever tried Swai for frying? It's here in the US stores and it's cheap. I always go with the cod even though it costs more..

    Have heard bad things about Swai...Farmed Vietnamese catfish or ? It looks like a nice whitefish when its filleted and frozen.

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    Haddock is what the Scots seem to prefer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Headworx View Post
    Haddock is another fish that you can get here battered, it's nice.
    Haddock is what the Scots seem to prefer.

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    ^^Probably no worse than US farmed catfish...which I refuse to buy anymore.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Headworx View Post
    Haddock is another fish that you can get here battered, it's nice.
    Retox do a nice haddock on fridays.

    As for cod I was told its not really cod that you get here and I do remember in Penang cod cost a fortune where Dory was the cheaper alternative

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    Basra is a farmed Vietnamese fish thats not a bad for a farmed fish but crap for fish and chips

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neverna View Post
    Haddock is what the Scots seem to prefer.
    Not preferred
    Cod was overfished by Euro fishermen and stocks ran so low haddock was an alternative that was sold to the chippies.

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    If the Scots cant get cod, how the fuck are Pattaya getting it?

    Heres the fish they use in Malaysia where the cod is Sea bass


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