On our wandering stroll over to Tate Modern, we passed so many little food, drink, and gift stands as part of the Southbank Center Winter Festival. One caught our eye in a way we simple could not pass up --- duck fat chips. Yes, you heard right. Chips fried in the decadent fat of a duck (sorry vegan friends!) and appropriately seasoned. These were hands down the greatest fries, I mean chips, of my life. The taste had such depth, they were so fresh and crispy on the outside with just enough soft potato inside. The perfect balance of everything and it was a great snack on a cool night walking over to the Tate Modern. If you see this place.... stop.... IMMEDIATELY! Mmmm...
A quick picture could never do these justice, but this was a culinary highlight on this trip to London!
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A visit to Borough Market is a great way to spend the day (or any length of time) with tourists and locals alike. Lots of great photo opportunities and so much to eat. You'll find vibrant displays of produce, tempting trays of treats, cheeses of all kinds, and you can smell some truffles for free that you would have to take a loan out to purchase.
This was a great opportunity to try a Scotch Egg. This is a boiled egg, wrapped in ground sausage, breaded and deep fried. We learned that it can be eaten hot when it is freshly made, but is generally considered a picnic food and would be eaten cold. Who knew? Ours was cold and tasty, but I would *love* to try this fresh from the deep fryer. YUM!!
Keep your eye out for the Turkish coffee if you like a strong cup and if it's "holiday season" try the mulled wine anywhere!
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Quintessentially British is Fish 'n' Chips so it seemed logical it would be one of the first things we would eat.
By the time we finished showering and hanging out at the Plaza Premium Lounge at Heathrow Airport, got our Oyster Cards, took the tube to Russell Square, checked in at the Grange White Hall hotel and unpacked, we were starving and it was a little late!
We found The Fryer's Delight nearby. It was empty when we walked in, but had a homey feel to it. The staff were very welcoming. Two were from Portugal , and we enjoyed chatting with them. I love a small restaurant over a chain any day. An upscale restaurant may look fancy, and sometimes they are definitely fun to visit, but on the day-to-day I just like down to earth places like this one.
After we had been there, people started filing in, and soon it was full! Needless-to-say (then why am I saying it? 😜), I joked that we drew the crowd. Delusional much?
Loved the food, though! We got an order of fish 'n' chips (what's the correct way to write that?), mushy peas, and drinks. It hit the spot!
Ever the sucker for a pun, I also loved the window which said "A Plaice in the Sun"
(Plaice is a type of fish, not a typo)
I would definitely come back to visit The Fryer's Delight if I have the chance. :) Have you ever been?
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