I visitted Scotland from the US in July, and stopped in at Mr. Pia's in Inverary more or less by chance. I'd had fish & chips stateside as well as elsewhere in Britain, and while Mr. Pia's was pretty good, it wasn't particularly standout. The experience was very informal - I ordered at the counter, carried my food outside and sat and ate it at a free table (which was hard to come by). No waitstaff involved.
Here's what did stand out to me: its offering of fried vegetable fritters Indian style (pakora). Now I've had plenty of fresh, hot pakora in my time; I live in NYC amid a large population of Indians and Pakistanis. But Mr. Pia's version has one thing going for it that none of those restaurants ever did: (1) they fried it in the same oil as the fish and chips, and (2) I ate them with malt vinegar.
Fresh, crispy pakora steeped with the flavor deep fried fish, salted doused with malt vinegar.
I cry sometimes to think I'll never taste this again, unless I figure out how to make it myself.
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