Comparing restaurants near both campuses
By Jerrison Oracion, Senior Columnist
The Scottish dish of fish and chips consists of fish dipped in a buttery batter, fried in beer batter, then served with fries fried in the same batter… accompanied by tartar sauce and ketchup. Salt and vinegar are available to taste. The mouthwatering dish is eaten by many, and in most fish and chip places it is available as an all-you-can-eat dish.
There are fish-and-chip places near both Douglas campuses, and they have different approaches to making the delicious dish, but both are a good place to hang out near campus.
Both fish and chips places that I went to have locations around the Lower Mainland. In each restaurant, they are all you can eat and have everything that you would expect.
C-Lover’s Fish and Chips is a few minutes away from the David Lam campus near Lincoln Station and has been making the dish since 1984. Their fish and chips offer five pieces of fish (made with sustainable Ocean Wise fish) and aesthetically resemble fish sticks. The batter is crunchy and creamy—the fish is soft and fluffy. The fries are also crunchy, have a lot of flavour, and are not oily. The entire dish is very delicious when it is eaten with tartar sauce, which tastes amazing.
Cockney King’s Fish and Chips is a place in Burnaby but also has a location close to the New Westminster campus on Agnes Street. An all you can eat option is available between Monday and Wednesday and they take the English approach to fish and chips: three pieces of big fish that are almost bigger than the plate—equivalent to the five medium pieces of fish. Very delicious and very crunchy, though some of the batter is not fried and could be found inside the fish. If the tartar sauce is not shaken, it tastes like and looks like mayo. The fries have the right amount of oil though.
In both fish and chips places, I had two servings of fish and chips and I could have eaten more. They both tasted delicious and similar but had different methods of making the dish.
Which restaurant you prefer will depend on how you like the dish made. The fish and chips places that I went to were classic because there were a lot of tables, you could see the kitchen, and you could smell the fish being fried. There were also vintage pictures and antiques, especially in Cockney King’s where it does look authentically English.
Buttery and crunchy fish and chips are available all you can eat at the nearest campus that you go to. Nothing but enjoyment!