Ian Edelman in Doha

Expat exploits in Qatar

The Chippy

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Against my better judgement, I am writing a ‘food’ post. This evening we partook of traditional fish’n’chips from the ‘Chippy’, a fairly new fast-food outlet in Doha. When I say traditional, the fish was the local Hammour, although we could have had imported Cod.

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I phoned through our order which was delivered in less than 20 minutes… the Chippie is only a kilometre away up the C Ring Road. It arrived piping hot as they knew where we lived. They used WhatsApp to confirm our location, however I think they found our address easily because a friend who lives four floors below us had ordered the previous night. His dinner arrived slightly cool as I think it was the first order they’d received from our apartment block and it took them a while to find it.

Our supper arrived wrapped in faux-newspaper, sort of like fish’n’chips did back in the UK twenty years ago before food safety legislation prohibited the use of old newspapers as wrapping.

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The paper was covered in adverts from an early 20th century New York newspaper.

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One advert was ‘Wanted: Steady Woman and a thorough good cook’  a sentiment which has stood the test of time.

So what about the quality of the food, I hear you ask… the order for two would have easily fed three people.

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The fish was excellent in a nice crispy batter… the chips were proper fat ones, not the skinny french fries. If you’re a Brit, I’d recommend it for a reasonably authentic taste of home

 

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One thought on “The Chippy

  1. Must try this place. How does it compare to the fish and chips in Katara?

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