Hass’s Fish & Chips: Holburn Street, Aberdeen
WHILE most people were enjoying barbecues in the sun last weekend, I was helping my boyfriend move in to Aberdeen.
And carrying boxes up four flights of stairs is hungry work, so a trip to an old favourite takeaway – Hass’s Fish & Chips – was certainly in order.
When I ordered a large haddock supper (£7.50) I had expected it to be big, but what I got was close to whale-sized. I wasn’t complaining though – the fish was exceptionally fresh, with crispy golden batter. The mushy peas (£1) that accompanied it needed a bit of salt added, but were otherwise very tasty.
Ewan’s haggis supper (£4) was just as good – with a slight spice to the haggis that was just right. The chips with both were perfectly crunchy on the outside and fluffy on the inside – and the friendly staff were happy to oblige with the request for lots of vinegar.
The gannet also had an extra portion of chicken fillets (£4.70) – though I must confess I pinched one too – and though they probably weren’t necessary, they were delicious: real, tender chicken pieces in crunchy batter. A rare but very welcome treat!