Fish and chips is a hot dish of English origin consisting of fried fish in batter served with chips. It is a common take-away food in the United Kingdom and an early example of culinary fusion.[1][2] Fish and chips first appeared in the UK in the 1860s. By 1910 there were more than 25,000 fish and chip shops across the UK, and by the 1930s there were over 35,000, falling to about 10,000 by 2009.[2] Fish and chips are now a staple takeaway meal in numerous countries, particularly in English-speaking and Commonwealth countries.