I wouldn’t go as far as comparing the New fish’n’chip Kiwi tradition to a religious experience, but there’s no denying the camaraderie of standing with other Kiwis and travellers waiting for our turn to squeeze out the ‘tommy sauce’ and eat this ‘delicacy’ straight off the paper. Oh the anticipation!
We Kiwis are fussy about our ‘fush’n’chups’ (brings out our cute accents). Every Kiwi knows the best place in town and The Haven fish’n’chip shop in Nelson is definitely up there with the best. It’s conveniently located on the Nelson Wharf, right next to the best and freshest fish supplier in town, Guytons. Choose your fish and how many scoops of chips you want then pay for it:
Michael chose to wile away his time by reading the shop’s women’s magazines dated as far back as 2006. I walked out on to the the pier to enjoy a surprising vibrant and busy Tuesday evening.
Here’s Michael with his precious parcel of fish’n’chips listening to his wife barking out instructions on how to get back to our accommodation as fast as possible.
Finally the parcel is opened and it’s high cholesterol contents revealed – beautiful white-fleshed fish in golden batter and chips, crunchy on the outside and soft in the inside. Another successful day for the travelling travel agents.