At the fish and chip shop I work at, our curry sauces and mushy peas are homemade by us, but we keep them refrigerated and heat them up in the microwave when needed. What is everyone’s beef with microwaves?? Honestly, our microwave is in view of the customers if they’re standing by the counter and the number of times someone will see me go to put their curry in the microwave and suddenly get really antsy about it is ridiculous. So many people straight up refuse it and ask for a refund on their side as well. Like, how else do u expect us to heat it up? Yes, we do have a hob, these sides have already been handmade by us though. If we just kept them on the hob though, it would waste time for me to keep running to the back of the kitchen to fill up a pot for you, they would stick like fuck to the bottom of the pans and we’d end up having to throw a load away at the end of the night.
It’s always the people that don’t tell the fryer about the sides they want as well. They’ll get to me and then say, ‘oh, I want two curry sauces as well please’. They take a minute each to heat up. It’s not gonna take me that long to serve and bag your food up. So there’s a good minute of awkward standing there every time. Unless of course they decide they don’t want them anymore when they see you reaching for the microwave.