A new challenge has been set by Skinnywench on her blog “A word in your ear”. By randomly opening her dictionary each week she will choose a word from that page and this week the word is FOOD. The challenge has been going for a few weeks now, but I couldn’t resist this theme…
I think fish and chips are a universally liked food, but the taste, quality and presentation can vary widely from shop to shop. I have my very favourite fish and chip shop in Burleigh, my home town on the Goldcoast. It is “The Fish Mongers” along James Street. Now we give him a 10 and as we travel we judge every fish and chip meal by this standard. We have only found a few that are a 10 and match the taste of both the fish and the chips at the Fish Mongers.
Burleigh is a very special suburb of the Goldcoast. Most people think Surfers Paradise when you mention the Goldcoast. The glitz, the glamour, the high-rise apartments, the 5 star hotels, the coöperate chains of shops that you can find any where in big cities, the night clubs and bars. That is all fine if you are a hip, swinging, clubbing single 20 something.
If you are over 29 try Burleigh. Old fashioned James Street has no multi-national shops or stores. It is a trendy little Street of boutiques, coffee shops, cafes, craft shops even op shops, Jack’s favourite shopping haunt. Govindas, the Hare Krishna vegetarian restaurant, has a very popular eating spot that is always busy, a good sign of a place to eat. Fish Mongers are in James Street. Across the road is the beach, one of the best in Australia, so you can take your fish and chips, wrapped in paper, to enjoy as you watch the waves rolling in, or you can eat them in the small restaurant, at no extra cost, and, as it is licensed, enjoy a glass of wine or beer with them.
I hope the powers that be never change our Burleigh. It is the last un-spoilt shopping centre on the coast. All the others have been massively upgraded.
Do you like finding these little, quaint places to look around when travelling?
Oh one last tip, if you go to the Fish Mongers for a meal on a Friday or Saturday evening, be ready for a wait of 30 to 40 minutes, they are so popular. Or do what I do and ring in your order and ask them how long the wait will be. Of course if you are with friends and time is not an issue you can order then walk to the beach and back, or sit and have a wine or two while you wait….
Wow, this post is almost making me feel I need to go home for a visit….
Now for some thing quite different. I am going to spoil myself with this very decadent high tea.
If you really want to make a friend, go to someone’s house and eat with him…
the people who give you their food give you their heart.