Everyone knows that we (the Wraggs’ team and the British) love fish and chips, but when we stumbled across an article about how Japan has become a lover of this national treasure, we knew it was serious news for the industry.
We Brits have been enjoying the delicious taste of the number one takeaway since 1860, with an average of 382 million portions of fish and chips eaten every year. This huge figure comes as no surprise to us, as we know there is no better taste than the combination of Frozen at Sea Cod or Haddock covered in crispy batter, lying on top of chunky, golden chips.
Japan has always been a fan of fish, with the country accounting for about eight percent of all the fish caught in the world. The Japanese people themselves consume large amounts of fish, with each person eating more than 150 pounds of fish per year, or around three pounds of fish per week. Despite their love of fish, the nearest thing to batter the Japanese have been used to eating is tempura, however it would seem according to what we are hearing, people have had no problem making the jump.
Naturally we’re delighted fish and chips is getting global recognition, helping the industry to grow, so we wanted to see where else in the world this twosome is proving popular.
America – It’s probably no surprise that our neighbours from across the pond are fans of Fish and Chips, as they generally have a love of all good food. Three of the country’s top 10 best fish and chip restaurants are located in New York, so if you’re ever in the Big Apple and missing some home comforts, be sure to check them out.
India – While in the UK we often enjoy fish and chips as a ‘humble’ meal, it’s considered a delicacy in India. The dish is usually a hunk of golden pomfret or bakti served with strips of potatoes sprinkled with salt and accompanied with tartar sauce.
Australia – They love our fish and chips down under and it’s also where you’ll find the most southerly British fish and chip shop in the world that sells North Atlantic Cod, Haddock, Plaice and scampi, with all the key ingredients from the UK.
Denmark – Bordered primarily by the Baltic Sea and North Sea, it’s no surprise fish and chips is a firm favourite among the Danish. Typical Danish fish and chips are plaice fillets, breaded and fried, and served alongside a remoulade, a slice of lemon, and chips (“pommes frites”) on the side. It is normally served in restaurants, not as fast food.
Fish and chips is one of our, if not the, greatest traditions and anyone who has ever tried our Frozen at Sea Fish will know why it remains head and shoulders above any other take away. We’re confident that in years to come, not only will the UK still be enjoying its weekly visit to the chippy, but the rest of the world will be as well.