Chicken salt or normal salt: the great food debate part 2

A while ago I wrote a blog commenting on what I described as the “great burger debate”. In that post I spoke to what I consider to be the best hamburger around and challenged my readers to tell me what they thought was there best burger because, really, when it all comes down to it, everyone has their own perfect burger.

Of course, it is not just about burgers that people have closely held opinions. One of the biggest dividers of people in my opinion when it comes to food rests in the question “would you like chicken salt with that?” I mean, who hasn’t gone to their local fish and chip shop and asked for an order for chips and had that question asked to them? Further, who has not had a difficult decision to make when asked that question because of the disputes that would arise at home if the question is answered incorrectly.

When I was growing up the answer to this question was a real problem: my mother and I were fans of chicken salt and my father and sister were fans of plain salt. So it was always a fight when, on the rare occasion there was takeaway on the menu, as to what we had sprinkled all over our chips.

To me there is only one answer to the question “would you like chicken salt with that?” … YES! A thousand times yes! I love nothing more than making a hot chip with chicken salt sandwich on fresh white bread. Without chicken salt a chiko roll just doesn’t taste right and without chicken salt a large dim sim just tastes like cardboard and cabbage. It would be fair to say that I am I fan of chicken salt.

The funny thing is: I do not season anything else I eat with normal salt. I do not put salt on steak. I do not put salt on my dinner. I do not even put salt in the boiling spaghetti. For me it is chicken salt and nothing more.

In fact I would go further than suggesting I am fan of chicken … simply I just love chicken salt. I will not countenance that there is any other appropriate option with takeaway from a fish and chip shop.

What do you think? Is there a fight in your family when it comes to collecting the fish and chips? Where do you stand on the on question “would you like chicken salt with that?”

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