A fish and chip shop considered ‘Britain’s best’ has added a vegan version of the popular dish to its menu.
Simpsons Stroud branch in Gloucester now offers the plant-based meal, which costs £6.
A massive 50 portions of the ‘tofish’ – which is made from fried tofu wrapped in seaweed and battered – were sold within 30 minutes of it being offered.
According to takeaway owner James Ritchie: “On the first day we sold 100 slices and it’s still selling well.
“If we are still selling it at the end of the month we will keep it on the menu.
“We have had a lot of people that are already vegan coming in to try it, and other people who are regulars wanting to try something different.”
‘Similar to fish’
Sarah Ward, the first to try the dish, told the Daily Mail: “I’ve been vegetarian for 11 years but have rarely enjoyed tofu.
“It’s usually bland and squidgy and I never cook with it at home or order it out.
‘”Tofish” really surprised me because it’s not like that – it’s more compact and has flavour from the seaweed wrapped around it, which is a bit like a sushi roll.
“The deep-fried batter gives it a similar texture to fish, only it’s softer inside when you bite on it.
“I had three slices and ate all of them. I’d order it again as it’s less greasy and better for the environment.”