Fans of Mr. Fish & Chips at Cafe Wok Inn come from all over Singapore to have chef-owner Michael’s traditional British style Fish & Chips.
On the walls of the eatery, you can see the multiple newspaper, magazine and tv show features of Cafe Wok Inn. They are not just for show, they are a testament to how good his Fish & Chips taste.
The eatery started out as a hawker stall in coffeeshops around Toa Payoh 11 years ago. For 10 years, it gained renown in the heartlands before moving to their current outlet in PoMO at the beginning of last year.
Before this, Michael lived in London for 46 years and ran a takeaway Fish & Chips store there. While working in the Greek island Paros, he started the restaurant Wok Inn, selling Fish & Chips and Chinese food. Eventually, he decided to bring battered Fish & Chips to Singapore as he felt there were no good yet affordable Fish & Chips in Singapore.
We got to try their Battered Fish & Crispy Boneless Chicken Steak Combo ($16.80) with a Set Meal of Shitake Mushroom Soup, Garlic Bread and a drink (+$3.90). The Battered Fish on its own would set you back $9.90.
The mushroom soup, is made with fresh Shitake mushrooms, celery, and onions (to balance the taste). All of it is made themselves and the fresh bread is delivered to the store daily. The garlic bread was crispy and buttery.
I ordered ice Milo and it tasted just nice, like those you get in a coffeeshop, except that you get air-con here.
Next, we had their signature English Battered Fish & Chips!
According to Michael, Fish & Chips cooked in batter makes the fish crispy on the outside and soft inside. To get a better texture and taste, Cafe Wok Inn uses sea Barramundi. All the sauces, batter, and marinate is made in the store.
The fish smelled amazing when it came out. We were already full but we got so excited once we saw the food. The fish had a thin and crisp crust. When we cut it open, it was moist and soft. The Crispy Boneless Chicken Steak was also soft, juicy and well-marinated.
The best way to eat the Fish & Chips is to drench it with malt vinegar. The malt vinegar balanced the oil content and added a subtle acidity to the fish. It stood out from other Fish & Chips I’ve tried and I would definitely go back for more.
Cafe Wok Inn fries their own chips from cut potatoes, and makes their own coleslaw and sauce as well.
According to Michael, only the Fish & Chips from Fish & Co. comes close to his, except that his food is a lot more affordable.
They also offer Lamb Shank ($22) and Oxtail ($22) every other weekend, but we were too full to try them.
Now that Cafe Wok Inn is in town, heading over for excellent yet affordable Fish & Chips has never been so convenient!
Where: 1 Selegie Road #01-20/21 PoMo, Singapore 188306
Operating Hours: 12pm – 9pm daily
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