Citrojim's Activa, 207 and Bike Tales

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Post by Northern_Mike » 21 Sep 2014, 21:23

Glad you're better Jim.

Sam loves sushi! He's got a little Japanese friend who he's known most of his life and he's eaten it many times.

I'm just not a fan of fish.

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Post by myglaren » 21 Sep 2014, 21:30

Fish is alright!












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Post by Northern_Mike » 21 Sep 2014, 22:12

I'm partial to a nice bit of haddock from the chippy, as long as it's done fresh (which Haddock usually is, because no one orders it!). Other than that, deep-fried fresh prawns eaten by the sea in Colombia washed down with the curious local "cocktail" of Colombiana - a soft drink which tastes EXACTLY like Irn-Bru, mixed 50/50 with the local lager are very nice. You can keep all other water-borne creatures though!

Irn-Bru tastes exactly the same as Colombiana, so much so that the Colombians here in the UK drink it and use it for their weird "cocktail". Think of it as "Irn Bru lager shandy". Sounds utterly vile, but is actually very nice, and even makes lager drinkable when not freezing cold.
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Post by demag » 21 Sep 2014, 23:29

Mike if no one orders it doesn't that mean it might have been in stock for a loong time?
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Post by Northern_Mike » 21 Sep 2014, 23:35

Well, not as many people order it then. I know the fish man delivers daily there, I imagine they know how much to order by now.. and even if it had it still tastes better than a cod that could have sat in the warm cabinet for 1/2 hour or so rather than cooked fresh :-)

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Post by CitroJim » 22 Sep 2014, 04:11

You know, all this talk of fish really makes me fancy some proper chippe fish 'n' chips. Not had any for ages...
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Post by addo » 22 Sep 2014, 07:31

You've left it behind out of necessity, I thought? Gratifying food, fried stuff, but it's heavy and makes one moody...
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Post by CitroJim » 22 Sep 2014, 07:55

addo wrote:You've left it behind out of necessity, I thought? Gratifying food, fried stuff, but it's heavy and makes one moody...


You're quite right on all counts Adam :-D But then a little of what you fancy every now and again never hurts..

Can't indulge yet though. I've put on a whole Kg during the time I was feeling rough and I was distinctly below par in the pool and on the cross-trainer this morning :cry:

I weighed 64.5Kg this morning :evil:
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Post by citronut » 22 Sep 2014, 08:32

most the chippies round here are so intermittent on the quality of what they flog it put one off buying from them,

our local Morrisons cafe must have had a change of cook/chef in recent months, as there battered cod and chips are done exactly as there spozd to be, absaloutly melt in the mouth,
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CitroJim wrote:
addo wrote:You've left it behind out of necessity, I thought? Gratifying food, fried stuff, but it's heavy and makes one moody...


You're quite right on all counts Adam :-D But then a little of what you fancy every now and again never hurts..



Quite right too Jim, just make sure it's a good chippy with quality stuff. We're lucky enough to have two very good ones in the village. Or unlucky enough. Monthly treat.
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Post by Northern_Mike » 22 Sep 2014, 09:32

citronut wrote:most the chippies round here are so intermittent on the quality of what they flog it put one off buying from them,


That's the problem in too many places, sadly.
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Post by daviemck2006 » 22 Sep 2014, 10:53

I rarely eat fish from anywhere nowadays. If I do it is going to be haddock, lemon sole, or halibut, and it's going to be bought out of one of two local fishmerchants who buy off the boats and process it themselves. I suppose I was spoiled as I was a fisherman for many years, ending up as owner/skipper of my own boat. This made me spoilt and only ate the freshest and best quality fish. If I was to tell you some of the things that happened to your "fresh" fish it would open your eyes in a bad way, so I won't. I suppose any "fresh" food industry could do the same. And it's 12 years now since I was last on a fishing boat and things have moved on now regarding hygiene etc.
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daviemck2006 wrote: If I was to tell you some of the things that happened to your "fresh" fish it would open your eyes in a bad way, so I won't.


I'm not really bothered Davie, as any fish I eat has been sat in boiling oil for about 9 minutes, so that'll have killed off any nasties :-)

Both places I ate in South America , I saw the fish and prawns coming out of the sea!
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Post by daviemck2006 » 22 Sep 2014, 11:34

Like I said things have moved on. And they had to be processed and washed quite a few times before Mr chippy got his hands on them. It's more the length of time between catching and eating that matters. As a basic rule of thumb if fish smell like fish they are off or nearly off. Fresh fish fillets have very little smell.
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Post by CitroJim » 22 Sep 2014, 18:42

Generally, with exceptions like the CXM Mobile chippie at little Horwood, the chippies around here are rubbish and I put that down to being too far distant from the source of the fish..

I find generally that chippies by the sea seem to do the best fish...
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