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(NBC News)   McDonald's fish sandwiches to be relabeled. Market analysts do not see a problem since no one has ordered a Filet-O-Fish in more than three years   (nbcnews.com) divider line 71
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2013-01-26 07:19:54 AM
Sorry, subby, you're absolutely wrong. Filet-O-Fish is the only worthwhile thing on the menu. It's the only meat recognizable as coming from the animal it purports to come from. Hamburger patties? I've made hamburger patties before and they didn't look like those rubber frisbees. Chicken nuggets? Don't even get me started!

But fish. Glorious fish! You can't fake that.
 
2013-01-26 07:35:13 AM
I love the fish filet. It's the one sandwich you can order at any burger place that you're guaranteed to get fresh made and still hot when you get it home. Them damn burger patties set in a damn warming tray for upwards of an hour most times.
 
2013-01-26 07:35:53 AM

ReapTheChaos: I love the fish filet. It's the one sandwich you can order at any burger place that you're guaranteed to get fresh made and still hot when you get it home. Them damn burger patties set in a damn warming tray for upwards of an hour most times.


The bun gets pretty soggy, though. I prefer to eat it right away.
 
2013-01-26 07:36:53 AM
fta The move reflects the growing concerns among consumers about the sources of their seafood

What, no concern for the sustainability of wild ribolinos?

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2013-01-26 07:44:25 AM
Mmmm Fillet o fish with extra tarta sauce and then you take the bottom of the bun off and throw it away and eat it while its still hot enough to burn your mouth.

Its so damn good.

That and the 1/4lb burger -- exept you have to order it with extra pickles and onions, add tomatoes and lettuce. And then add extra mayo and ketchup to the burger as you drive down the road eating it.

Micky dees isnt great food but if you know what you like and how to order it then it can be just glorious.
 
2013-01-26 07:48:58 AM

ReapTheChaos: I love the fish filet. It's the one sandwich you can order at any burger place that you're guaranteed to get fresh made and still hot when you get it home. Them damn burger patties set in a damn warming tray for upwards of an hour most times.


MackieDee's has a tendency to undercock their Filet-o-Fish if there are none in the "queue" already when you order. There are few things in life more disgusting than an undercooked fish patty.

But, yes, the general sentiment is valid. The fishburger (I refuse to call it by that ridiculous name) is generally awesome.
 
2013-01-26 07:56:19 AM
I'll just leave this here...

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2013-01-26 08:04:48 AM
I wonder how many chemicals they add to the Pollock to have it taste just like the Cod...I do know that there are 70 ingredients in a Mcrib.
 
2013-01-26 08:07:08 AM
I had one Thursday night and it was so good...it is about the only thing I like off the dinner menu. I think it is stupid to rename it, though.
 
2013-01-26 08:08:10 AM

Dog Welder: I'll just leave this here...

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Damn you, I came here to post that!!! shakes tiny fist,,,,,

The FoF has gotten really salty lately. I switched to the Arby's fish, 2 for 5 bucks and they are far better and larger than the McDs fishwich.
 
2013-01-26 08:09:47 AM
The best fast food fish that ever existed was Burgerville's Halibut Filets.

They were small, but my oh my, they were absolutely delicious. They were better than some of the local fish I'd obtain in my shiatty home town... on the Pacific Ocean but full of greedy, dickbag, tasteless restaurant owners (either things were expensive and shiatty, or super expensive and average) and they had, generally, bad seafood.

A couple hours north, and you can find pretty good seafood every 100 feet.
 
2013-01-26 08:09:52 AM
the fish sandwich is the best choice on the McD menu, subster. over priced and under sized, it's still my McD drug of choice.

farking burger King had a decent fish sammich for about 5 minutes. came on a nice whole wheat bun and everything. really large filet, yummy. god forbid they found out i liked it, bam, they changed it right back to suck. i hate you burger king.
 
2013-01-26 08:10:35 AM
Hell, a half-hour south OR north and you could generally get decent fish on the cheap.
 
2013-01-26 08:15:52 AM
Oh, and two things:

1) Apparently I need to go to a town with Burgerville so I can buy some of those damn Halibut Fish & Chips.

2) Much of the fish served by major restaurants and fish stick makers is the kind of fish you'd have thrown overboard 40 years ago. There are reasons for that that go beyond the mere efficiency of catching something cheap and plentiful.
 
2013-01-26 08:18:25 AM

mikefinch: That and the 1/4lb burger -- exept you have to order it with extra pickles and onions, add tomatoes and lettuce. And then add extra mayo and ketchup to the burger as you drive down the road eating it.


Do all that, except skip the mayo and ketchup and ask for - wait for it - "extra Mac sauce". It's like a Hungry Man version of the Big Mac, except better.

Also, I could not give less of a fark when the McRib comes around, but I do love the occasional appearance of these:

www.mcstate.com
 
2013-01-26 08:18:31 AM

puffy999: The best fast food fish that ever existed was Burgerville's Halibut Filets.

They were small, but my oh my, they were absolutely delicious. They were better than some of the local fish I'd obtain in my shiatty home town... on the Pacific Ocean but full of greedy, dickbag, tasteless restaurant owners (either things were expensive and shiatty, or super expensive and average) and they had, generally, bad seafood.

A couple hours north, and you can find pretty good seafood every 100 feet.


It's a shame you probably have never had Pete's in Phoenix. Best fast-food fish patties you can find anywhere.
 
2013-01-26 08:22:29 AM

KrispyKritter: the fish sandwich is the best choice on the McD menu, subster. over priced and under sized, it's still my McD drug of choice.

farking burger King had a decent fish sammich for about 5 minutes. came on a nice whole wheat bun and everything. really large filet, yummy. god forbid they found out i liked it, bam, they changed it right back to suck. i hate you burger king.


This. Stupid Booger Fling.

I like my Fillet-O-Fish without the cheese. Who the hell ever thought of putting cheese on fish?
 
2013-01-26 08:24:50 AM
 
2013-01-26 08:36:09 AM
You laugh, subby - but up here in Catholic Country, the Filet o Fish is huge during Lent.
 
2013-01-26 08:42:37 AM
Its fish in thr same sense their burgers come from cows. Its true, bit its not the parts you would normally eat. The fishy texture comes from the chemical bath the meat gets before being pressed and frozen into patties. They arent filets, though. More like the fish equivalent of ground meat.
 
2013-01-26 08:54:59 AM

kidgenius: It's a shame you probably have never had Pete's in Phoenix. Best fast-food fish patties you can find anywhere.


See, these Burgerville things I raved about seemed to be actual cuts of fish, not "patties". As in, you took a bite, and you could pull apart the layers, like a well-cooked salmon.

To be fair, too, I'm partial to halibut. The other other white meat.
 
2013-01-26 08:56:09 AM
And I'd also trust a chain exclusively in the Pacific Northwest selling halibut than a Phoenix restaurant/chain selling ANY fish. But that's just me. ;)
 
2013-01-26 08:58:50 AM
No Filet-O-Fish? But that's what all Dragon Masters eat!
 
2013-01-26 09:04:28 AM
My mother used to order those things. Make us wait 15 extra minutes while they put in a special order for her stupid fish.

Now I want one.
 
2013-01-26 09:06:33 AM

Macular Degenerate: You laugh, subby - but up here in Catholic Country, the Filet o Fish is huge during Lent.


This.

My wife was raised Catholic. The religion never took root at all, but the fish sandwiches are an addiction to this day.
 
2013-01-26 09:07:47 AM

Notabunny: fta The move reflects the growing concerns among consumers about the sources of their seafood

What, no concern for the sustainability of wild ribolinos?

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We start with authentic, letter-graded meat, and process the hell out of it... Now without lettuce
 
2013-01-26 09:10:02 AM

Macular Degenerate: You laugh, subby - but up here in Catholic Country, the Filet o Fish is huge during Lent.


Hey, man, nice nick.
 
2013-01-26 10:14:36 AM

Seth'n'Spectrum: ReapTheChaos: I love the fish filet. It's the one sandwich you can order at any burger place that you're guaranteed to get fresh made and still hot when you get it home. Them damn burger patties set in a damn warming tray for upwards of an hour most times.

MackieDee's has a tendency to undercock their Filet-o-Fish if there are none in the "queue" already when you order. There are few things in life more disgusting than an undercooked fish patty.

But, yes, the general sentiment is valid. The fishburger (I refuse to call it by that ridiculous name) is generally awesome.


malvasiabianca.org
 
2013-01-26 10:18:46 AM
Square Fish Sandwich is the best thing on McDonald's menu with the possible exception of the places in Maine where you can get an actual McLobster roll.
 
2013-01-26 10:29:29 AM
Love me some fish sammiches. The only thing I've ever ordered at McD's other than fish was the fries. If you don't like fish then you can go eat a bowl of McDicks.

/Burger King Big Fish for the win.
 
2013-01-26 10:53:04 AM
I used to eat them all the time when they cost $.39, but that was 40 years ago.
 
2013-01-26 11:14:31 AM
Not true, there is no other way to get surf and turf at Mickey Ds. That farkin loobster (sic) roll is way overpriced.
 
2013-01-26 11:15:33 AM
Just logged in to say the Filet O Fish is the only thing I will eat at McDonald's.

/mmmm tartar sauce...
 
2013-01-26 11:17:28 AM

wiseolddude: I used to eat them all the time when they cost $.39, but that was 40 years ago.


Too pricey for my teenaged self but a quarter would get you a hamburger and 3 cents change. Made the long winter walk home more enjoyable.

/Off my McLawn!
//Canada (Ontario) has the Double McFish now, get change from a sawbuck.
 
2013-01-26 11:22:27 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: Sorry, subby, you're absolutely wrong. Filet-O-Fish is the only worthwhile thing on the menu. It's the only meat recognizable as coming from the animal it purports to come from. Hamburger patties? I've made hamburger patties before and they didn't look like those rubber frisbees. Chicken nuggets? Don't even get me started!

But fish. Glorious fish! You can't fake that.


It's the only thing I will order at McDonalds after I watched a documentary on how they are actually made. They have what are essentially floating Filet-O-Fish factories sailing around Alaska catching cod, fileting them, forming them into patties and freezing them on the spot. It's really about as fresh as you can get short of going out and catching the fish yourself.
 
2013-01-26 12:26:36 PM
Of course, the factory trawlers are killing lots of halibut and salmon as bycatch as well as scouring the sea bottom of seaweed and other life, so there's that.
 
2013-01-26 12:43:28 PM

MrBallou: KrispyKritter: the fish sandwich is the best choice on the McD menu, subster. over priced and under sized, it's still my McD drug of choice.

farking burger King had a decent fish sammich for about 5 minutes. came on a nice whole wheat bun and everything. really large filet, yummy. god forbid they found out i liked it, bam, they changed it right back to suck. i hate you burger king.

This. Stupid Booger Fling.

I like my Fillet-O-Fish without the cheese. Who the hell ever thought of putting cheese on fish?


Don't worry. That's not actually cheese.
 
2013-01-26 12:54:24 PM
Oh man, I always do the *surf* and *turf* thing whenever I go to Mickey-D's. Trouble is, I just don't go there but every 3-4 years. Or more.
 
2013-01-26 01:18:03 PM

AverageAmericanGuy: Sorry, subby, you're absolutely wrong. Filet-O-Fish is the only worthwhile thing on the menu. It's the only meat recognizable as coming from the animal it purports to come from. Hamburger patties? I've made hamburger patties before and they didn't look like those rubber frisbees. Chicken nuggets? Don't even get me started!

But fish. Glorious fish! You can't fake that.


This.
 
2013-01-26 01:21:26 PM
Fish and chips from Ivar's in downtown Seattle, Pier 54 I believe. You can watch them unload the fishing boat into their backroom. It doesn't get much fresher than that. Throw in a cup of clam chowder and you have a meal.
 
2013-01-26 01:34:09 PM

AverageAmericanGuy: Sorry, subby, you're absolutely wrong. Filet-O-Fish is the only worthwhile thing on the menu. It's the only meat recognizable as coming from the animal it purports to come from. Hamburger patties? I've made hamburger patties before and they didn't look like those rubber frisbees. Chicken nuggets? Don't even get me started!

But fish. Glorious fish! You can't fake that.


Fillet-O-Fish patties are formed and processed just like any other meat at McDonalds except for the nicer chicken sandwich patties. Most likely through a similar process as their McChicken patties or Chicken McNuggets - put through a centrifugal processor to separate the meat from the 'other', and then formed into the necessary shape. The spongy texture is a dead giveaway.

The only thing neat about the Fillet-O-Fish is, like another farker mentioned, their factory ships. That stuff goes from the ocean to the freezer damn fast. Don't think you're getting a solid/whole chunk of fish for your sandwich, though.
 
2013-01-26 01:43:21 PM

schief2: mikefinch: That and the 1/4lb burger -- exept you have to order it with extra pickles and onions, add tomatoes and lettuce. And then add extra mayo and ketchup to the burger as you drive down the road eating it.
Do all that, except skip the mayo and ketchup and ask for - wait for it - "extra Mac sauce". It's like a Hungry Man version of the Big Mac, except better.
Also, I could not give less of a fark when the McRib comes around, but I do love the occasional appearance of these:
[www.mcstate.com image 640x496]


Came in to post about the double fish sandwich. Pity they are not on the normal menu. They are better than the singles.
 
2013-01-26 01:52:02 PM

WordsnCollision: Seth'n'Spectrum: ReapTheChaos: I love the fish filet. It's the one sandwich you can order at any burger place that you're guaranteed to get fresh made and still hot when you get it home. Them damn burger patties set in a damn warming tray for upwards of an hour most times.

MackieDee's has a tendency to undercock their Filet-o-Fish if there are none in the "queue" already when you order. There are few things in life more disgusting than an undercooked fish patty.

But, yes, the general sentiment is valid. The fishburger (I refuse to call it by that ridiculous name) is generally awesome.

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Damn it now I have to explain to everyone around me why I just burst out laughing.


Though that the led me to wonder I really have to wonder how you make that typo. O and C aren't even close on the keyboard with different finger on different hands used to hit them. So either a) one is so used to typing cock that you do it on accident or b)you have actually had a legitimate reason to use the term undercock.
 
2013-01-26 01:54:57 PM

cfletch13: No Filet-O-Fish? But that's what all Dragon Masters eat!


For me to poop on!!!!!!
 
2013-01-26 01:57:40 PM
Brand loyalty isn't important to me. I would just like to publicly thank The Vatican, The Pope, and all you cross-backs out there for keeping Lent alive!

Cuz I love love love me some cheap fish sammiches!
 
2013-01-26 02:34:00 PM

shotglasss: Dog Welder: I'll just leave this here...

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Damn you, I came here to post that!!! shakes tiny fist,,,,,

The FoF has gotten really salty lately. I switched to the Arby's fish, 2 for 5 bucks and they are far better and larger than the McDs fishwich.


Arby's fish sandwiches are 2 for $4 here in Ohio. I wish they had them all year!
 
2013-01-26 02:38:15 PM
the 2 BEST things about McD's is their fries and F-o-F, but farking hell, the F-o-F is expensive.
Im sure others did/do it too, but my local McD's has the F-o-F for 1$ on Fridays, or 2 for 4$, or something like that. but they arent doing it anymroe. :sadface:
 
2013-01-26 03:14:58 PM
I love the Filet of Fish but my local burger chain, Triple O's, just came out with this fish sandwich and it's glorious...

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2 Pieces of Crispy Beer Battered Cod, seasoned deep fried dill pickles with lettuce, tomato and tartar sauce with ranch dressing.
 
2013-01-26 03:31:31 PM

Ooba Tooba: I wonder how many chemicals they add to the Pollock to have it taste just like the Cod...I do know that there are 70 ingredients in a Mcrib.


I am shocked they don't use tilapia, to be honest. That is a lot cheaper.
 
2013-01-26 03:48:52 PM
If you're lucky enough to have a Culver's in the area, they bring back their walleye fillet sammich during Lent. Not religious but will eat that any day. With the fried cheese curds.
 
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