Monday, 17 November 2014

Mia's Review: Smith's Authentic British Fish & Chips

credits to TripAdvisor

Yet another long overdue food review, this time on Smith's authentic British fisn and chips! 

credits to CityNomads

I remember walking by this humble looking eatery and peering sideways at the patrons' open packages of fish and chips lying on the tables. And I thought to myself, "The fish and chips I've eaten at Ballarat!"

And so, some time later, I dropped by alone on a weekend evening to have some alone time and also, dinner! 

Love all the comic strips and drawings hung up on the wall, some are actually pretty hilarious. 

And yes, there's HP sauce for all of you HP lovers out there! I'm not one though. 

Never a fan of root beer in general except for the scoop of ice cream on it as a float. But somehow I just decided to pick one up while I was there. 

Haddock Standard & Chips - $19.50

And yes, be it dine in or takeaway, you'll get your fish and chips in a paper wrapped up packet like so. 

And yes, this is the servings of a standard fish and chips. And no, that pair of plastic utensils aren't mini sized. A word of advice, unless you're a huge eater, go for small!

If you're a fan of soggy chips (yes, as weird as that sounds, some do love soggy chips), especially FAT soggy chips then Smith's is the place for you. These chips doesn't taste processed at all, and totally looked like pieces chipped off a potato and fried as it is. The only disappointing thing was that Smith's do not have the yummy chicken salt I've had at Ballarat. It'll be good if they bring in flavoured salt to go with the chips. 
As for the fish, I didn't quite like it as it was a little too moist and bland for my liking. On my second visit, I went for Cod small and it tasted way better in terms of the fish texture and taste of freshness. 

And if you're the kind of person who cannot eat fried stuff without some dips and gravy, I highly recommend that you get their curry sauce at $2. It's a little pricey for a pretty small tub, but it tasted so good, even just on its own. The savoury fragrance of curry actually goes pretty well with both the soggy chips and mildly flavoured fish. 

All in all, soggy fat chips with mildly flavoured fish. But somehow, Smith's is still a fish and chips place I will keep on visiting (I've visited thrice so far) because it really tasted (and felt) like the affordable, takeaway fish and chips I've tasted in Ballarat and fell in love with. 

Smith's @ Katong is located at 230 Tanjong Katong Road, and they're closed on Mondays. 
For more information on Smith's visit their website HERE

Till then,
Mia Foo


  1. Rather order long john than this looks rather unappetizing

    1. for the fries, ljs is good. but the fish, cannot compare la.

  2. I love fish and chips! I used to eat them all the time when I used to live in London. The one you got looks yummy!

  3. Looks like a lovely little place. I haven't had fish and chips in ages and this is making me want one now ahha x giglove
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  4. To be fair, I think the Fish & Chips you got were pretty standard soggy chips and bland fish. I only really like the battered crust on the fish but I love chips when they are crispy and with tomato ketchup.

  5. Nice review, the chips and fish looks yummy but i would have preferred them crispy.

  6. fish and chips is never goes wrong!!
    and now you make me hungrehhh..
    :') its so big temptation ..

  7. ee :'/ the soggy fries very unappetising for me T.T but I would love to have fish & chips now

  8. Don't really like the fries. It seems overfried huh!? Giglove

  9. It looks unappetizing :(
    The comic strips and drawing is my focus hehe :p

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  10. Fish and chips.It look delicious. I feel hungry see this picture.nyummm

  11. The look of the outlet looks like outlets in Bali! :D
    Nice one ^^


  12. Love Fish and chips since young! I wish I could go try it out =)

  13. Really no effort on presentation... huhuhu....

  14. The outlet does look lovely ad homely! I'm sure the food was tasty as well!!

    GIG Love

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  15. omg look so yummy! Too bad it's not available here

  16. Fish n Chips are my absolutely favorite and these look so good that I wish I could have them right away. GIG :)

  17. now this is british fish and chips. thats how we love our fish and chips

    1. i love them too! but it seems like to a few of those who commented thinks it's bad?

  18. Sounds like you had a great trip to Smiths - I may have to take friends the next time I'm in town! <3 GIGLove

  19. looks yummy especially when im starving now! TT


  20. oh man that look so delicious! I can almost taste it :p xoxo giglove


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