Smiths Fish and Chips has been featured quite frequently in the local food blogosphere recently and I just had to pay them a visit to see what the hype was about. I do love my Fish & Chips, well most of them anyway!
Well to cut the story short, Smiths a nice place to get your Fish and Chips fix, but was it extraordinary? Perhaps not. It could be just a matter of personal tastes and preferences but I just felt like something was lacking from my meal here.
I did like the use of haddock – for its firm and hmm, if I may, flaky texture. Served ala minute, the fish came out crisp and hot – you basically hear the crackling of the fish batter when you cut through it. Granted the fish was fresh, but really it was just deep fried fish in batter.
The batter was light tasting and would probably appeal to some. Perhaps, I was just hoping that the batter was somewhat more flavourful – beer batter?
The fries on the other hand, were disappointing. The fries were cold. I’m not sure if lady luck was not on my side that day – I was pretty sure I saw a batch of fries pre-fried laying on the counter before I placed my order. Think soggy (alright – not really that soggy) but cold fries. The fries came in a rather large serving – then again, I am 101% confident that this would count as nothing compared to what I would have in the United States!
Mushy peas, anyone?
Smiths Fish and Chips
230 Tanjong Katong Road