Our local hawkerpreneurs are going places. Fish & Chicks which made some waves on social media with their Salted Egg Yolk and Chilli Crab Sauce Fish and Chips, has expanded with a NEW outlet at Bedok.
This 4th branch comes hot on the heels after stalls at Ang Mo Kio, Cathay Cineleisure Orchard, and Commonwealth (Tanglin Halt).
So hooray for friends in the east.
The idea of setting up a branch at a kopitiam within Block 204 Bedok North Street 1, was to cater to fans at different parts of the island. Notice that their other outlets are in the north, south and west of Singapore.
The stall wasn’t hard to find, within walking distance from Bedok Mall and Bedok Food Centre. The challenge for them probably is, they would need to get traction from those distracted by the sheer variety of food there.
Their shot to fame was the signature Salted Egg Yolk and Chilli Crab Sauce Fish & Chips, but the young owners realized the need to keep updating themselves to continue to attract return customers.
Thus the launch of a “Take Me To Thailand” menu. Here’s what you can expect:
Green Curry Chicken Cutlet ($10.50)
This is probably my favourite item , merging two of well-loved dishes together – Thai green curry Gaeng Kiaw Wan and deep fried chicken cutlet.
I do not think there is any similar version out there in Singapore, yet.
Pour the home-made green curry sauce over, or use it as a dip. Could be better as the breaded batter won’t get soggy then.
The sauce added a light touch of spiciness, more of sweetness and creaminess to the juicy chicken. I only thought some parts of the meat could have been salty, and lowered a notch.
To complete the Thai theme, the side was a freshly-fried Pineapple Fried Rice with wok-hei, also working well with the sauce.
Tomyum Pasta ($9.50)
Spaghetti in a tom yum base, topped with crispy battered fish. Ah, this could work.
I was imagining a drier take when I saw the menu, but the bowl came out moderately soupy.
The broth was almost dark red in colour – an indication of its spiciness level. On a scale of 1-10 in terms of how hot it was, I would rank it a 6.5. But that’s me.
This had a more sour slant, though I wished there was more of the ‘sediments’ and ingredients of galangal, lemongrass, and kaffir lime leaves around to feel more authentic.
The big slice of fish lying across actually reminded quite crisp even minutes after. Quite appetizing.
Thai Chilli Fish & Chips ($10.50)
While this dish might seem more ‘boring’ compared to the other two, I thought that they got the sauce just right.
You would have thought this was just ordinary Thai sweet chilli sauce from its appearance.
After dipping and eating it with the fresh fish, the infusion of tangy-spicy tomyum within would provide a pleasant surprise.
Best Of Both Worlds ($13.80)
Otherwise, you can still have their all-time favourite of Salted Egg and Chilli Crab Sauce paired with Fish & Chips.
All their special Fish & Chips sets come with fries and a choice of sides such as Onion Rings, Coleslaw, Mashed Potato, Cheese Pasta and BBQ Baked Beans.
Hawaiian Chicken ($8.50
Another popular item at Fish & Chicks is the Hawaiian Chicken, with grilled chicken chop at the bottom, topped with sliced ham, pineapple, tomato sauce and melted mozzarella cheese.
Wait. Chicken and Hawaiian Pizza together? This sounds suspiciously like…
I think this is great for those who love your ‘Hawaiian Pizza’ with no bread base and just meat.
All in all, I liked that the fish and chicken came in reasonably big portions, and sauces were made from scratch. Perhaps with more branches, consistency could be a challenge which the team would need to work on.
A common question I get is, ”Are they Halal?”
Fish & Chicks have already applied for certification, and the owners mentioned that they should get it soon. Check out here for updates.
Fish & Chicks
Blk 204 Bedok North Street 1 Singapore 460204 (Bedok MRT Station)
Ang Mo Kio
531 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 10 Singapore 560531 (Located within Happy Hawker)
Opening Hours: 11:00am – 2:00pm, 5:00pm – 10:00pm Daily
Cathay Cineleisure Orchard, 8 Grange Road, Singapore 239693 (Basement Koufu Foodcourt)
Opening Hours: 11:00am – 10:00pm Daily
88 Tanglin Halt, #01-08, Singapore 079329 (Inside Koufu Foodcourt, opposite Commonwealth MRT)
Opening Hours: 9:30am – 11:00pm Daily
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