9 Delightful Fish & Chips You Batter Not Miss Out On!
Fish and chips (and chicken chop) was probably my favourite food when I was 12, and I think most of us can relate to that. Even though it isn’t one of my favourites any longer, it still remains as one of my top comfort foods. So, in an attempt to satisfy my inner child, we set out on an adventure to bring you 9 fish and chips that will hopefully rekindle your fire for this classic dish.
5 Star Corner Western Food
Kopitiams are steeped with hidden food gems because there’re simple too many kopitiams to check out. 5 Star Western Food is one of such gems. We tried their fish and chips, but it didn’t impress. However, for $6, this really deserves 5 stars for value. We got 2 medium-sized fillets with crispy skin and a tasty fish. My only gripe was that the skin was a little too thin, so it wasn’t really quite as satisfying as one would expect. I liked the thick cut fries but would’ve preferred it to be better seasoned. I thought that the unpretentious slice of garlic bread really stood out – well-seasoned and crunchy. I hear that their steak and chicken chop are more popular with diners.
5 Star Corner Western Food
Address: 805 Hougang Central, Singapore 530805
Phone: 6385 9388
Opening Hours: 11am to 10pm daily.
Mr Fish & Chips @ Wok Inn café
Once located in Toa Payoh, Mr Fish & Chips has since relocated to PoMo. They’re known for their crispy fish and chips so we had to try it out! We got the set meal which costs $9.90 and you get to pick 2 out of 3 sides – Chips, mashed potatoes or coleslaw. I thought that it was a really value-for-money meal. No wonder this place is packed during lunch and dinner time. Stall owner, Michael Molina, has over 9 years of experience in a fish and chips shop in the UK, and he has brought his expertise over so that Singaporeans can also enjoy an authentic plate of fish and chips at affordable prices. Needless to say, the fish and chips here are pretty legit. The stall owner also imports bottles of malt vinegar which is what the British add to their fish and chips. The fish was silky smooth, and the portion was generous. The fries were similar to potato wedges. If you’re a student, you can opt for the student meal – just remember to bring your student card!
Mr Fish & Chips @ Wok Inn Cafe
Address: 1 Selegie Road, #01-20/21, Singapore 188306
Mobile: 9897 6048
Opening Hours: 12nn to 9pm daily.
One of the star tenants at Old Airport Road Food Centre is Western Barbecue. Diners can look forward to popular dishes such as fish and chips, mixed grill and chicken chop here. For a mere $6, the fish and chips were really impressive and I felt like they should have charged more, given the superior quality of the fish. Expect 2 medium-sized fillets with a side of thick cut fries. The dory fish is coated in homemade batter before it is fried to crispy perfection. I liked that the batter was buttery and the fish, silky smooth. You even get a butter bun to fill up your tummy. This makes the most value-for-money fish and chips in this list! If you haven’t tried it, you really should!
Address: 51 Old Airport Road, #01-53, Old Airport Road Food Centre, Singapore 390051
Phone: 6440 8934
Opening Hours: 11am to 11pm daily.
ChopS! Grills & Sides
Humble and unpretentious, Chops! Grills and sides is yet another contender in the race for the Best Fish & Chips title. Despite the great quality, the prices are aptly priced for the common man, like myself. For $7.90, you get to pick 2 sides to accompany your battered fried fish. Diners can opt from Aglio Olio, Garlic fried rice, Shoestring Fries, Romane lettuce, Tuna Salad, Pasta salad or coleslaw. We got the fries and garlic fried rice. Waiting time wasn’t long and I loved the friendly service. They coat dory fish in bread crumbs so the batter wasn’t as buttery as the others. I found the batter a little too thick but I realised that if I dipped the fish in tar tar sauce, everything gets balanced out. Kudos! What stood out was the recommended garlic fried rice which was really fragrant and well-seasoned.
Chops Grills & Sides
Address: Blk 727 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 6, Singapore 560727
Opening Hours: 11am to 10pm daily.
Cups and Canvas
Cups and Canvas is a homey café that offers coffee and a limited selection of food items. I enjoyed the outdoor seating which makes for some lovely photos. If you’re a café hopper, this is one café you should definitely check out. For a price of $12.90, the fish and chips was a little pricier than those offered at other places. It comes with 3 small fillets, a bed of crispy fries, and a side of salad. The fish was a little too oily and soggy which didn’t really appeal to us but it was still decent. On the other hand, the fries were light and crispy. Although they weren’t as thick as I would have liked them to be, I still found myself reaching for more.
Cups and Canvas
Address: No. 1 Bukit Batok Central Link, West Mall, Singapore 658713
Phone: 6884 6855
Opening Hours: 10am to 10pm daily.
I am… Cafe
Fish and chips doesn’t have to be exclusive, so it’s great that there are places offering halal versions so that everybody can enjoy their plate of delicious fish and chips, regardless of race, or religion. One of such places is I am… café, which dishes out some mean fish and chips.Beneath a beautiful golden brown exterior, lies lusciously succulent flesh. The batter was surprisingly hard, but nothing too tough I couldn’t bite through. The fish did retain a slight fishy taste which may disappoint some, but it was still a very delicious piece of fried fish. Although it is significantly pricier than other options, this is probably one of the best fish and chips in town.
I am… Cafe
Address: 674 North Bridge Road, Singapore 199486
Phone: 6295 5509
Opening Hours: 11am to 11pm daily. Closed on Wednesdays.
Smith’s Fish and Chips
Smith’s is dedicated to its roots, serving the true-blue fish and chips. Run by Englishmen, Smith’s boasts a robust and extensive menu of fish and chips. They offer a fine selection of white fish including the popular Dory, Cod, Haddock and Halibut. I was recommended the Haddock, which is what the English enjoy most frequently in their country. The prices are really steep when compared to other options, but you are getting your money’s worth. They put a lot of hard work into their fish and chips – they peel and chip the potatoes, and make the batter daily. Owing to a different cooking method, the chips here aren’t as crispy as you’d expect but I liked that the flavour of the potatoes were more prominent. The haddock is super fresh and has a flakier texture. They serve the fish and chips unseasoned, but every table comes with a salt shaker and a bottle of malt vinegar. You might be disappointed because it ain’t the crispy fish and chips you’d expect. I guess the English enjoy their fish and chips really differently from us.
A friend introduced this place to me so I decided to give it a try. I’m not saying that this is the best, but off the top of my head, Molly Malone’s serves one of the best fried fish around. For $16, we got two medium sized golden-brown fillets, a side of thick fries and 2 dips – chilli sauce and tar tar sauce. Dory is encased in an impressive batter which is neither too hard, nor too soggy, so the knife cuts through with the right amount of ease. The fish was light, smooth and moist. The fries, were a tad too salty, but had the right balance of crispiness while still retaining the original flavour of potatoes. I can’t quite explain it, but this appealed to me. A reservation I had though, was the long waiting time even though there was nobody. Nonetheless, the chill atmosphere and friendly staff did help to mitigate my frustration.
Molly Malone’s Irish Pub & Brasserie
Address: 56 Circular Road, Singapore 049411
Phone: 6536 2029
Mobile: 8620 9089
Email Address: [email protected]
Opening Hours: 11am to 1am from Mondays to Wednesdays. 11am to 2am on Thursdays. 11am to 3am on Fridays. 12pm to 2am on Saturdays. Closed on Sundays.
Western stalls in kopitiams are always rather obsure, and 吃western is no exception. Launched about a year back, 吃western offers affordably-priced western food that everybody can enjoy. For just $6.50, this is one fish and chips that I’ll be coming back for. Not because I’m a cheapo okay, but I earnestly don’t think that it can get any better than this, at this price. I couldn’t wait to dive into the 2 crispy dory fish fillets, side of thick and chunky fries, and interesting purple cabbage salad. The combination of tender fish and buttery thick batter was spot on. I have no complaints at all. I liked that they use crinkle cut fries because it reminds me of the fish and chips that I had when I was a child (so nostalgic). Truffle-flavoured fries are available too. We polished the plate even though we were already full. Overall, this was my favorite. Even though the staff wasn’t quite friendly, I’ll definitely return should my craving for fish and chips resurface.
Address: 206 Toa Payoh North, #01-1197, Singapore 310206
Opening Hours: 1130am to 830pm on weekdays. 12pm to 830pm on weekends.
We all enjoy a hearty plate of fish and chips every once in a while. Some of us love soggy fries, some prefer crispy thick ones instead. Nonetheless, hopefully this short guide will be useful! Just remember to drink lots of water after, so you don’t fall ill.
MissTamChiak.com made anonymous visits and paid its own meals at the stalls featured here.
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