Fish & Chicks is a Western food stall started at a coffeeshop in Ang Mo Kio. Known for its popular salted egg yolk and chilli sauce fish & chips, it soon gained popularity on social media and crowd started to flock to the humble stall. Don't undermine the power of social media, diners need to queue up to 2 hours just to have a taste of their fish & chips once it went viral on social media. With the success, Fish & Chicks soon opens its second outlet in the food court at the basement of Cathay Cineleisure Orchard.
Salted Egg Yolk Fish & Chips 4/5
I have a meeting in town a couple of weeks ago and I took the opportunity to check out their second outlet at the basement of Cineleisure. I was surprised but glad that there wasn't a long queue like their Ang Mo Kio outlet. I placed my order and have my lunch served in less than 10 minutes.
After having a bite of the Salted Egg Yolk Sauce Fish & Chips ($10.90), I can understand why the hype. The batter was deep fried to a crackling crispiness and dressed in a rich salted egg yolk sauce. The salted egg yolk sauce is the creamy type instead of the more robust grainy version. Not what I prefer but still decent. The fish itself is moist and provided the nice contrast against the batter. Doubt they are using fresh fish since it is a fast food style business concept but the quality used is good enough.
Overall I find the Salted Egg Yolk Fish & Chips above average and it is worth trying, provided you do not need to queue for hours for it. If you want to skip the queue, I would advise going to the Orchard outlet as it seems that not many people is aware of it. Furthermore it is inside a mall which is air conditioned.
Fish & Chicks
Cathay Cineleisure Orchard
8 Grange Road
Nearest MRT: Somerset (NS Line)
Daily: 11am - 10pm
1) Alight at Somerset MRT station. Take Exit B. Go all the way to the ground level. Turn left and walk to the junction of Orchard Road and Grange Road. Cross the road and turn left onto Grange Road. Walk to destination. Journey time about 8 minutes. [Map]