Daniel Wischer (“am Rathaus” on Grosse Johannisstrasse—not the one on Steinstrasse). Excellent fish, breaded and deep fried, and French fries. Generous helpings, and served fast. If you order directly at the counter when you enter, you can get it to go or ypu can sit outside in the row of tables closest to the building. Order your beer at the same counter. The woman behind the counter is pretty unfriendly to everyone, so don’t take it personally.
That's not fish and chips that's a bad interpretation of a British classic. The fish should always be fried in batter, never breaded and fries can never be considered chips. I'd be more inclined to seek out a decent Turkish kebab.
I believe in one of the food vendors i in Hamburg Hbf. you can also get this version of fish and chips German style, as well as at Bahnhof Friedrichstrasse in Berlin.
JC, thanks for your reply. The fish at Daniel Wischer is indeed battered, not breaded. I misspoke.
fries can never be considered chips
Curious: What's the difference? I thought it was just an American English/ British English difference in terminology.
fries are generally thinner in my experience, chips are larger and softer inside.
Chips - think Belgian Frites (for the shape, not necessarily the double frying process).
Fries - think McDonalds
Thanks for the explanation!
So the Brits would call what they get at McDonalds "fries"?
well McDonalds would - small fries, medium fries, large fries...
Depends on the part of the country and the generation and other things, some people will call any potato stick a chip, most will call them fries. They are dramatically different to a traditional British chip.
Oh, so McDonalds is changing language habits in the UK!? Interesting.
(Sorry for hijacking the thread for this side question!)
So, around here, what Nigel describes as chips might be called "home fries" or "cottage fries", for no apparent reason.
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I had the Belgium Frites when I was in Ghent and those were delicious! I also loved the Netherlands version - served in a cone and topped with a sauce.