The Chiko roll was created by Frank McEnroe in 1951 and looks like a Chinese spring roll on steroids. It is essentially the same shape as a spring roll although a lot larger. The contents have always been a bit of a mystery and in fact in all reality any old ingredients could be tossed in. Generally, there were some vegetables and occasionally some meat.
The Chiko roll is a thick dough in a cylindrical shape that was then deep fried and eaten hot. The very thought of the composition and the manner of its preparation would have nutritionists falling over themselves to tell you how bad it is for you. But, that is the way of the world is it not? Anything that is nice and enjoyable is bad for you!
My other favourite milk bar food is potato scallops. Once again another deep fried food and good for hardening your arteries. Essentially, sliced potato dipped in batter and then fried to ones own personal satisfaction. Then generously sprinkled with salt. Sounds delicious and has my mouth watering at just the thought of downing a potato scallop or four!
Well, that is my trip down memory lane for today!