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1. Posted by wouterrr (Travel Guru 3379 posts) 8y

i never had that

2. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 8y

Highly over-rated. Way too greasy.

3. Posted by wouterrr (Travel Guru 3379 posts) 8y

they eat the chips with vinegar.

4. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 8y

Weird, eh? And they call them "chips". What's up with that?

5. Posted by magykal1 (Travel Guru 2026 posts) 8y

So that you can differentiate easily between them and crisps, and not have to say 'hot chips'. With vinegar? Absolutely! And ketchup, must be Heinz.

Fish and chips in Britain is normally over-rated though, it is a bit greasy. The best fish and chips is in New Zealand, they seem to get the batter light and crispy rather than stodgy. Specially that little chippy in Waiheke island, it's great! They call chips 'hot chips' though.

6. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 8y

No, no, no...

chips = those crispy things they sell in bags
fries (aka french fries) = those greasy things that go best with gravy and curd cheese

Sheesh!
;)

7. Posted by magykal1 (Travel Guru 2026 posts) 8y

But French Fries (Freedom Fries? ) are those thin, spindly things - they're a sort of chip, but not all chips are fries. You'd never call steak cut chips fries, it wouldn't make sense. And what about oven cooked chips? If you called them fries you'd be done under the trade descriptions act, guv'nor. And curd cheese? What's that about? If you must have cheese on your chips it should be cheddar, or maybe red leicester at a pinch.

8. Posted by wouterrr (Travel Guru 3379 posts) 8y

The Heinz ketchup is indeed by far the best ketchup. Fries are these thin crisps. Chips are bigger crisps. Crisps can be chips or fries.

9. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 8y

You crazy Brits and your weird fry fetishes!

And allow me to introduce you to a Quebec staple: POUTINE!

(not to be confused with the Russian leader)

10. Posted by wouterrr (Travel Guru 3379 posts) 8y

Quoting tway

You crazy Brits and your weird fry fetishes!

And allow me to introduce you to a Quebec staple: POUTINE!

(not to be confused with the Russian leader)

Doesn't looks too bad. Eat this everyday you will be nice and round.