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FISH & CHIPS AT THE LAUGHING HALIBUT

THE LAUGHING HALIBUT IN STRUTTON GROUND
THE LAUGHING HALIBUT IN STRUTTON GROUND

 

Sally at my afternoon exercise class told me that  she and Jim often went to The Laughing Halibut fish and chip shop afterwards.

We tried it but though the food was OK, the waitress was surly, the Formica-topped tables were sticky and we saw an assistant carry through  potatoes in a bucket stained black.

It’s opposite Go Glam and when I had a manicure last Thursday I walked past The Laughing Halibut and saw it had been given a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for the last three years.

We had excellent fish and chips last Friday. The friendly Cypriot family that now owns it had cleaned it up, changed the furniture and turned it around. No wonder it is always busy.

I have fond childhood memories of getting two penny worth of chips after going to the cinema in Whitechapel.

Memoir Extract from The Girl with a Threepenny Birth Certificate. We went to the Mayfair cinema in Brick Lane every week. Sometimes I would go with my sisters and, as I grew older, with a friend. Continue reading FISH & CHIPS AT THE LAUGHING HALIBUT

Ginger dancing

Fresh Ginger is dancing for joy
Dancing fresh Ginger is crowned the Winner

Having a fishy week. It’s usually my husband who cooks fish – he thinks I need more Omega-3 to stop me going gaga. Yesterday I cooked pan-fried cod, crispy Maris Piper chips and non-mushy peas.  Today it’s fresh salmon fishcakes, roasted wedge potatoes and steamed broccoli and cauliflower. Got to be more healthy than a McDonald’s. .

The fishcake recipe has egg, breadcrumbs, spring onions, grated ginger and chopped fresh herbs from our balcony.

I hope sprouting ginger is safe. This year the potatoes seem to sprout almost as soon as we get them home. Even the ginger has sprouted and grown a crown.