When searching for the best fish & chips in Singapore, I stumbled upon this stall. It is located in Toa Payoh, relatively near to Braddell MRT.
Other than fish & chips, they do serve the typical Singaporean western food fare but obviously I wouldn’t even consider any of those when the famous thing here is the fish & chips!
I do like how they serve the fish with other sides, and they even have a carb free option of salad in vinaigrette dressing! However, I want to try real fish & chips so I opted for fries.
I arrived at around 5pm and there was no queue. However, they said they were changing the oil so I had to wait around 10 to 15 minutes for my order. No complaints here, because that would mean fresher oil used.
Fish & Chips – $5.80
From the appearance of this, it looks very crispy which was good since some places serve battered fish with soggy, floury batter.
As anticipated, there was almost no sicky oily taste of stale oil. The batter was one of the best I’ve had in Singapore! It was thin and crispy. The fish used here was dory, which was relatively tasteless, but the fish was quite firm and not too soggy. I also like how the fish was thick and not just a thin layer. Malt vinegar is provided to go along.
On the other hand,the fries were rather ordinary and tasted like frozen fries rather than hand cut fries from fresh potatoes. It was kind of too fried too, becoming slightly hard rather than crispy with soft interior. MOS burger does this kind of fries better. I would prefer if they didn’t serve coleslaw as I do not like coleslaw and do not see how it goes with the fish & chips.
Overall, for $5.80, I am very pleased with this fish & chips since the quality of the fried fish was better than what you get from other Singaporean western food stalls. It is better than fish & chips chain restaurants like Fish & Co or Manhattan Fish Market too.
Café Wok Inn
Blk 125 Toa Payoh Lorong 2
Wednesday – Monday: 11:30am – 9:30pm
(Closed on Tuesdays)