All About The Fish n’ Chip Dish

Fish n’ chip dishes are a staple at almost every seafood restaurant. While everyone enjoys the dish, not many people know where it comes from. Keep these mouthwatering fish n’ chips facts in mind to impress your friends the next time you sit down to enjoy a plate.

  • Although the actual origin of the dish is contested, the delicious pairing was first served around 1860. The Malin family in London and the Lee family in Manchester both claim to be the first to serve the dish.
  • Fish n’ chips was served in newspaper until the 1980s to help keep the price of the dish low. After it was ruled that newspaper ink was unsafe to eat, restaurants started serving the dish on a layer of greaseproof paper.
  • Not all fish n’ chip restaurants serve vinegar as a pairing to the dish. Many restaurants serve non-brewed condiment, which is acetic acid mixed with flavorings and colorings, and is much easier and quicker to make than vinegar.
  • The oldest fish n’ chips shop is still open in Yeadon near Leeds. The shop, which is named “The Oldest Fish & Chip Shop in the World,” is believed to have been open since 1865.
  • Fish n’ chips are much healthier than most people think. Typical portions of fish n’ chips only have 7.3 percent fat.
  • The first fish n’ chip in Scotland was sold in the 1870s by Belgian immigrant Edward De Gernier at the city’s Greenmarket.

To get the best fish n’ chips in Southern California, head out to El Segundo Fish Co. We offer the highest quality seafood dishes in a fun atmosphere that everyone is sure to enjoy. To make your reservation, or for any questions about our menu, contact us today!