Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Smiths Authentic British Fish & Chips @ Tanjong Katong


Established in 2010, Smiths Authentic British Fish and Chips has been around for the past 4 years serving up traditional British favourite of moist white fish in crisp golden batter with fluffy fries. I am not foreign to Tanjong Katong Road and I know how competitive the area can be. I have seen many restaurants opened and gone but Smiths Authentic British Fish and Chips stood tall winning the palates of many with their authentic and traditional British fish and chips all these years.

Fish and Chips 3.5/5

At Smiths, they don't just serve you fish and chips. Patron actually has a choice of 4 different types of white fish in Cod, Paliace, Haddock and Halibut. Deep fried to golden brown with their special batter recipe, their fish and chips is served wrapped in a wax paper. To be safe, I recommend going for the Cod Standard and Chips ($18 for 180-200g fillet) which is the more popular choice among the 4 types of fishes. To be frank, I am not a big fan of fish and chips and my attention was drawn to the sauces and side dishes. Actually the fish is not marinated so itself was bland. You need to splash some of the vinegar and salt available at table to enhance the flavour and made it more palatable.

Pickled Onion, Pickled Egg, Pickled Gherkin 4.2/5

I learnt a lesson from the owner that British has fish and chips with Pickled Eggs ($2), Pickled Onions ($2) and Pickled Gherkins ($2). I have never been to London and how glad I am that I can tried these traditional pickled ingredients in Singapore. Fish and chips is not boring after all.

Mushy Peas, Baked Beans Gravy, Curry Sauce

The extensive menu at Smiths also offer British favourite such as Mushy Peas ($4) and Baked Beans ($4). To go with the fries, Gravy ($4) and Curry Sauce ($4) were available on the menu for some dipping enojoyment.

Salmon Fish Cakes 2.5/5

We all know that salmon is a delicate fish which can be easily overcooked. I think by deep frying the Salmon Fish Cakes ($7.50 for 2pc) spoilt the beautiful fish. I have to say I am not impressed at all.

Beef and Guinness Pie 4/5

A must try at Smiths is the Beef and Guinness Pie ($8.50/pc). Baked to a nice flaky pastry and gorgeous beef filling simmered with Guinness will send you on a high but not drunk.

Battered Pineapple Rings 3/5

Quite surprisingly, Smiths actually has dessert on their menu. The Battered Pineapple Rings ($3.50 for 4pc) gave a sweet ending change after all the fried stuff. I am not too sure but the pineapple tasted as it was from the can fried in a light batter. It was nice but nothing much to shout about.

Battered MARS Bar 3/5

My first encounter of deep fried MARS bar ($6) was at The Ascot. The version at Smiths was sweet, sticky and a crispy batter to balance the sweetness as well as giving it a crunch.

At Smiths British Fish & Chips, my recommendation is not to be overwhelmed by all the fried stuff. Go for the sides or pickled ingredients to add some colours and varieties to your meal. Washed it down with a selection of quality British craft beers and wines. Bottoms up!

Smiths Authentic British Fish & Chips
230 Tanjong Katong Road
Singapore 259708
Tel: +65 63459855
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SmithsFishandChips
Nearest MRT: Dakota (CC Line), Paya Lebar (CC Line, EW Line)

Opening Hours:
Daily: 1130am - 11pm
(Closed on Mon)

1) Alight at Dakota MRT station. Walk to bus stop at Blk 99 Old Airport Road (Stop ID 81181). Take bus no. 10, 31 and 32. Alight 2 stops later. Journey time about 6 minutes. [Map]

2) Alight at Paya Lebar MRT station. Walk to bus stop along Paya Lebar Road (Stop ID 81111). Take bus no. 43, 76 and 135. Alight 4 stops later. Journey time about 6 minutes. [Map]

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