Snow, rain, hail… it seems we’ve had every possible type of storm this month. But you know what bad weather means? Yep, you guessed it… the perfect excuse to snuggle up with your favourite takeaway treat. So without further ado, here are the three best dishes to order as we patiently wait for Spring fully kick in.
We’re not sure that anything, and we mean anything quite tops the feeling of unwrapping chippy paper to uncover that gold, crunchy batter, lathering it in vinegar and sprinkling it with salt. If happiness could be sustainably line-caught and battered, this would be it, served with a healthy helping of fried potatoes (crispy on the outside, but miraculously soft and warm on the inside) and, for the real connoisseurs, drowned in gravy. To top it all off, add a scoop of mushy peas (five a day an’ all that). If that bundle of joy doesn’t lift your spirits, nothing will.
Thai Green Curry
Its pastel green shade is both incredibly Instagrammable (if you’re into that sort of thing) and reminiscent of long summer days, but the flavours of a Thai green curry are perfect to combat the cold, wet weather. The soft, fluffy rice and coconutty sauce work together to give you that warm, fuzzy feeling – just like a soft blanket. Whilst the chillies, lime and herbs bring a real kick, with a fresh, zingy heat. Take a spoonful and see the snow melt before your very eyes. Two more and you’re basically on the idyllic beaches of Thailand.
If you are after a dish that will both purify your soul and give you a warm embrace telling you ‘it will all be alright’, the Pho Bo is the one for you. The broth, which takes anywhere between four to 72 hours to get just right, is a friendly nudge reminding you to slow down, that life is indeed good. You got this. The rich beef will then give you a warm hug, whilst the fresh herbs and spices, like a ray of sunshine, will make you forget the conditions outside. The result? Complete satisfaction.
And there you have it, the three dishes will always deliver the perfect pick-me-up when the weather throws a tantrum.