Visit these chippys across the city for affordably priced fish and chips.
Once the crown colony of the British empire, it is no surprise that one of Singaporean’s favourite grub is the best-loved English bar nosh, fish and chips. But after Level 33’s recent fish and chips saga featuring a skimpy portion of whitebait laid atop eight strips of chunky fries for $13, which attracted even the criticism of Gordon Ramsay (“That’s 8 chips & 8 anchovies @ $1 each. Please…the lemon is bigger than the fish!”), we got thinking: where in Singapore can we find a delicious plate of fish and chip under $15? A staple menu item on just about any Western dining establishment, finding a decent example is not as easy as it seems. To save you the disappointment, we’ve come up with our top five favourite chippys serving a mouth-watering plate of fish and chips at an affordable price.
Have a batter good time at Fish Tales, where they serve up freshly fried fish, crispy chips and pastas. This halal-certified joint is most well-known for their Beurre au Citron ($9.90), featuring battered fish topped off with a combination of garlic, butter and lemon sauce, and a cheesy affair ($10.90), with battered cheese stuffed fish fillet, served with nacho cheese sauce. Don’t miss their crab pasta in pink sauce ($14.90), as well as light bites like buffalo wings ($5.80).
#02-27/02-18B, SCAPE* 2 Orchard Link. Tel: 6636 9960
Fish & Chicks
This laid-back western food establishment has recently opened a new stall in Bedok to keep up with the ever-growing queues at Ang Mo Kio and Cathay Cineplex. Serving both fish and chicken (hence, the name), the star of the show is without a doubt their fish and chips selection. Best-selling and on everyone’s Instagram page is their delicious Best of Both Worlds ($12.90), which features two thinly-battered fish and chips loaded with savoury salted-egg sauce as well as a piquant chilli crab gravy.
Happy Hawkers, 531 Ang Mo Kio Ave 10. Tel: 9828 3490
Smiths Fish & Chips
Anyone who’s been to England will recognise the traditional style of this quick takeaway concept, opened in 2010. It served up no frills battered fish and thick chips, and true to form has several options such as haddock ($16.50), cod $16.50-19.50), plaice ($18) and halibut ($24.50) on the menu. While we personally would go for the battered fish, cooked in their secret homemade batter which is light and crisp, those on a budget can also check out the Monday to Thursday lunch deal ($12 nett) for breaded-style fish. Served in a small carton box is breaded fish and chips, with a very English side of mushy peas, curry sauce or gravy, and a canned drink.
#01-02 Balmoral Plaza, 271 Bukit Timah Road. Tel: 6737 9313
Mr Fish & Chips at Cafe Wok Inn
#01-20 POMO, 1 Selegie Road. Tel: 9897 6048
Fisherios Fish & Chips
Best known for their monstrous sizing and decent price is Fisherios Fish N Chips, a Takashimaya Basement stalwart. For less than $10, you can enjoy a hearty slab of beer battered fish and chips. Or if you’re ravenous, order the mixed-platter comprising of a beer battered fish and breaded fish, calamari, and other fried goodies. They only have limited seatings, so coming early is a must.
#B204-4-2, Takashimaya Shopping Centre, Ngee Ann City, 391A Orchard Road. Tel: 6738 1111