Ordering food in restaurants can be tough when it comes to choosing the right articles. When I study dialogues in restaurants in different textbooks I get really confused and I have no idea what rules I should follow. Let's consider the following examples:
I'd like a salad/a pizza.
I'd like the salad/the pizza.
I'd like salad/pizza.
I'd like a milkshake.
I'd like the milkshake.
I'd like the strawberry milkshake.
I'd like milkshake.
3 other dishes with countable nouns
I'd like fish and chips.
I'd like the fish and chips.
and one more case not necessarily related to articles:
4 when ordering more than one piece of sth
Two mineral water.
Two mineral waters.
Two fishes with chips.
Two fish with chips.
Thanks for replies and explanations.
I'd do much the same, but I wouldn't use a fish and chips.
I'd say 'Fish and chips twice'.
May I ask a question here?
Does your "Fish and chips twice" mean "two portions of fish and chips"?
Is this "one portion of fish and chips": https://www.google.com/search?hl=ja&...%3B3630%3B2748
Yes and yes.
Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.