#Login Register


  • 1 Vote(s) - 5 Average
Home 


Frozen Sea Bass for Lunch!
06-26-2011, 07:17 PM #1
Upāsaka Member
Posts:1,382 Threads:252 Joined:Feb 2011

Today I went out to dinner with the family. The traditional sunday roast, being what I normally eat, but seeing a neighbouring diner eating Sea Bass and enjoying it, I thought, 'lets try something new'. Big Mistake. After ordering the waitress told me that I was lucky, I had ordered the last Sea Bass.

The other members of my family were all served first, my plate of Sea Bass was the last to arrive. Now, I've never been the biggest fan of sea food, and had never tried Sea Bass before. I look into the eye of the dead fish, taking in its body, it looked quite plump, with skin and scales. I didn't know where to start. Almost fresh you could say.

My brother said, 'you cut the head off first', which I duly started to attempt, with some difficulty, everyone round the table watching me, sawing the head off with a table knife took some doing. (as the bloody thing was partially frozen)chuckle.gif

Then pleased with myself attempted to peel the skin which just didn't want to come off, (big surprise there) it was coming off in flakes. This was turning into a farce as everyone else began to tuck in.

I then cut into the fish, it looked raw!

Pointing the red flesh to my brother, saying 'is that what sea bass was suppose to look like?'

He glanced at it, 'yeah its fine'

Cutting a piece of and putting it in my mouth, it dawned on.

It was cold, real cold. Spitting out onto the plate. I immediately put my fingers inside the center of the fish.It was Frozen.damned.gif

The waitress they happened to pass by and I told her that I was given Frozen Sea Bass!lol.gif
She then apologized and walked off saying she would get me a roast. I sat there for five mins thinking the manager will come out and apologize. Nobody came to explain, nada nothing.

I then went straight to the kitchen door and demanded an explanation. I was fopped off, with the waitress saying that manager is busy! yet one of her customers had just been served a frozen sea bass! priorities?

I was then told my roast would be free of charge and the manager would come when she's ready. As I returned to my table and my roast came fully cooked, the manager came to the table and apologized saying they had problems with the oven! Now this fish was Frozen! But didn't want to debate the Why,Where , How, a frozen fish came to be served.

She then handed me a credit note for £20 that I could spend in the restaurant for July.

I certainly won't eat their again, but I'll drink £20 worth of old JD.

I think I'll stick to the traditional Sunday roast from now on.beercheer.gif

Anyone else have restaurant horror stories?
06-26-2011, 08:55 PM #2
Accidental Stoner Member
Posts:9,036 Threads:74 Joined:Feb 2011
chuckle.gif

Always order the smoked variant!

İmage

My #1 favourite!

rumpyNOM.gif


06-26-2011, 08:56 PM #3
Accidental Stoner Member
Posts:9,036 Threads:74 Joined:Feb 2011
OMG I'm so hungry!

*rumble*
06-27-2011, 09:43 AM #4
Ghostie Member
Posts:1,074 Threads:212 Joined:Mar 2011
you can never go wrong when you stick with what you knowcheers.gif
06-28-2011, 10:57 AM #5
Octo Mother Superior
Posts:43,377 Threads:1,483 Joined:Feb 2011
Sea bass is great, especially smoked. Too bad you had to have a bad fish experience P... although I remember making Lutefisk for both you and your brother damned.gif lol.gif

Also strange to get it served with skin and head still attached 13.gif Stick to beer and meat cheers.gif
06-28-2011, 11:10 AM #6
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
Posts:31,590 Threads:1,443 Joined:Feb 2011
I recall biting into that soapy "delicacy" Lutefisk, at least the head was removed. lol.gif

wonder.gif
06-28-2011, 07:50 PM #7
Kreeper Griobhtha
Posts:10,854 Threads:656 Joined:Feb 2011
The only time a restaurant has ever served me a fish with the head on was Pargo Entrero Frito. It's a Cuban dish. Whole snapper seasoned and fried. It comes with the head because you also eat the cheek meat. I have never had fishsicles though. That's just gross. Frozen fish is the main reason I never like to eat fish in restaurants. I'd rather catch my own and eat it fresh.

I really don't have any restaurant horror stories that were the fault of the establishment, per se. I have eaten at some and had to run to the bathroom before I left the place. (Buffets and Golden Corral and such are evil.)

We did have one horror happen though. A little over ten years ago, when our twins were babies, we went to an Indian restaurant in Richmond, Va. We were sitting there with friends from Amsterdam and having a nice time. The restaurant was pretty nice. Beautiful decor. Nice and clean. New carpet...

About the time our food came and we began enjoying the spicy flavors of India, our twins, who were still sitting in their stroller beside the table, began projectile vomiting in stereo...

gaah.gif

Fortunately, we were early and there were no other patron in there.

chuckle.gif

Politicians hide themselves away
They only started the war
Why should they go out to fight?
They leave that role to poor



Home 




 



DISCLAIMER / Terms of Service (TOS):
Kritterbox.com - Socialize anonymously, commentary, discussion, oddities, technology, music and more!  This website is provided "as is" without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied. kritterbox.com shall not be liable for any damages whatsoever, including, without limitation, those resulting from loss of use, data or profits, whether or not advised of the possibility of damage, and on any theory of liability, arising out of or in connection with the use or performance of this site or other documents which are referenced by or linked to this site.
This website exists solely for the purposes of exchange of information, communication and general entertainment. Opinions from posters are in no way endorsed by kritterbox.com. All posts on this website are the opinion of the authors and are not to be taken as statements of fact on behalf of kritterbox.com. This site may contain coarse language or other material that kritterbox.com is in no way responsible for. Material deemed to be offensive or pornographic at the discretion of kritterbox.com shall be removed. kritterbox.com reserves the right to modify, or remove posts and user accounts on this website at our discretion. kritterbox.com disclaims all liability for damages incurred directly or indirectly as a result of any material on this website. Fictitious posts and any similarity to any person living or dead is coincidental.
All users shall limit the insertion of any and all copyrighted material to portions of the article that are relevant to the point being made, with no more than 50%, and preferably less of the original source material. A link shall be visible in text format, embedded directly to the original source material without exception.
No third party links, i.e. blogs or forums will be accepted under any circumstances, and will be edited by staff in order to reflect the original source of copyrighted material, or be removed at the sole discretion of kritterbox.com.
Fair Use Notice:
This site may contain copyrighted material the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. Users may make such material available in an effort to advance awareness and understanding of issues relating to economics, individual rights, international affairs, liberty, science, and technology. This constitutes a 'fair use' of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C.Section 107, the material on this site is distributed without profit to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving the included information for educational and/or research purposes.
This Disclaimer is subject to change at any time at our discretion.
Copyright © 2011 - 2017 kritterbox.com