Singapore Long John Silver's "Skin On"
I never really ate at Long John Silver's in the US (there were never really any near me when I grew up on the West Coast), but I never really liked the ones in Singapore either. This was not only since I found the batter to be unattractively rock hard, but also since they didn't provide any vinegar.
So it was interesting when I saw the fine print of their recent "skin-on" promotion over here; these "authentic British fish & chips [with] skin-on for fuller flavour" were "served with tantalizing vinegary LJS fish & chip sauce." Was that code for malt vinegar? It was. Yayy!! Oddly, my server didn't even give it to me at first, and even when I asked for it, she gave me a funny look and asked, "You want the sauce??"
Well, despite the long overdue presence of vinegar, this wasn't anything that I'd go back for. The batter was still just as rock-hard, and the clam chowder was nearly at room temperature. I couldn't really taste the difference of the "skin-on" fish either, although it's not like I eat at Long John Silver's enough to make a comparison to the usual. Oh well!