August 10, 2016

Fish & Chicks ~ Famous Salted Egg Fish & Chips Stall At Ang Mo Kio Is Now At Orchard Cineleisure Too!

While my lazy bones are still contemplating if I should make a trip to Fish & Chicks for their well-received Salted Egg Fish & Chips, something good happened.

The western food stall within a coffeeshop in Ang Mo Kio has quickly capitalized on their current popularity and social media fame to open another branch at Orchard Cineleisure! Yay!

We like it that the latest location in town is much more convenient, and phew..... we are spared of waiting in a warm coffeeshop environment where the queue is said to be usually at least an hour long. There is now air-conditioned comfort, and even a small dedicated seating area in front of the foodcourt stall just for Fish & Chicks customers. It typically takes just 10 to 20 minutes for the food to be served.

No need to hesitate on what to order..... Go go go for the signature Best of Both Worlds ($13.90) of course!

Putting two pieces of deep-fried Fish Fillet each coated with Salted Egg sauce or Chili Crab (without the crab) sauce on a single platter sure sounds like a winning formula. One is trendy, one is local perennial favorite, both are appealing.

The chili crab sauce was rather weak in taste though, and its diluted texture rendered the fish's crispy batter a tad soggy too fast for my liking. Perhaps it would be more enjoyable if the sauce is served separately as a dip instead.

I prefer the creamy salted egg sauce. Its flavor can be more intense, but is adequately pleasing.

Fish meat was fresh and moist, fries were dusted with addictive spices, portion was generous.

Let's get to the chicks too since the stall is named Fish & Chicks.

The recommended Hawaiian Chicken ($8.90) came with a thick layer of cheese and pineapple slices over tomato sauce, just like the toppings for Hawaiian pizza. It got surfeit after while, but put the cheese aside, the tender and slightly charred grilled chicken thigh itself was easy to finish.

Overall, the offerings we've tasted at Fish & Chicks is more than decent compared to the typical western stalls. I wouldn't mind returning again since it's near my office.

[Update in April 2017] Fish & Chicks has recently expanded their menu with 3 Thai-inspired offerings, namely Thai Chili Fish & Chips ($11.60), Green Curry Chicken Cutlet ($11.60) and Tom Yum Pasta ($10.50).

We would expect the Tom Yum Pasta to be the typical dry version but the spaghetti arrived in a bowl of tom yum broth. Mildly spicy and sour, it was rather appetizing but taste and flavors could be more robust. The battered fish fillet was winsome as usual. Tip: Ask for a side bowl and transferred the fish fillet out of the soup before it turned into a soggy mess.

While the deep-fried chicken cutlet was a tad greasy, it was nevertheless enjoyable with crunchy skin and succulent meat. The pairing with creamy green curry sauce actually worked very well. Love the entire combination which is completed with pineapple fried rice.

Fish & Chicks

Orchard Cineleisure
Address: Cathay Cineleisure Orchard, 8 Grange Road #B1-01, Singapore 239693 (located within Koufu Foodcourt)
Contact: +65 9828 3490
Opening Hours: Daily 11am-10pm

Ang Mo Kio
Address: 531 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 10, Singapore 560531
Contact: +65 9828 3490
Opening Hours: Daily 11am-10pm

Commonwealth (opened March 2017)
Address: 88 Tanglin Halt, #01-08, Singapore 079329
Contact: +65 9828 3490
Opening Hours: Daily 11am-10pm

Bedok (opened April 2017)
Address: Blk 204, Bedok North Street 1, Singapore 460204
Contact: +65 9828 3490
Opening Hours: Daily 11am-10pm

Prices are (1) Stated in Singapore dollars (2) Nett (3) Correct at point of published date.

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