Chip dealer: Mangonui Fish Shop
We'd been driving for at least an hour and that meant it was time for a potato-based reward. While the whole of Mangonui holds charm, there's only one place in town you can sit over the harbour watching the fishing fleet while getting in deep with a range of chip styles.
Three cuts of chip are available - outstanding. We opted for homestyle and skinny, and forewent the regular fat chip which looked like your traditional fish and chip piece of 'tato. The skinny chips came out glistening with oil and displaying good crispness almost through and through. The homestyle chips came, as promised with bits of potato skin still remaining, though here were less than expected in the boat shaped basket.
A potato fritter, hoki fillet, Watties tomato sauce and aioli made in-store, and the knowledge that Mangonui Fish Shop has been perfecting its chip technique for seventy years. Low levels of salt, offset by provision of a salt shaker made out of a wine bottle, and malt vinegar on each table.
For those who like a good level of potato fluff inside a lightly crisped exterior, homestyle will be your thing. Crispy, greasy lovers; make straight for the skinny.
Banned from trying due to diarrhoea amongst the canine team. A three hour road trip following the meal with two hounds who consider in-vehicle toileting a valid life choice meant no fries were shared with dogs.
Merci à ma famille et à mes amis pour tous ces messages et cadeaux d’anniversaire et d’amour 💞 mon parfum adoré depuis 10 ans, un concert inattendu, que de flamingos, de superbes bijoux, ballon stéphanois chocolaté, cartes adorables, et ce 2eme tatouage qui vous encre un peu plus dans « ma peau » oui mon papa tu étais avec moi ce jour là dans mon cœur et dans ma tête et tu le seras à jamais sur ma petite peau de Neveu 🖤 mes amours MRM❤️ @mmc.neveu @ktou.555 @max_o_soleil @adeline_caliskan #tatieS #tontons #meme #cousin
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