When it comes to iconic Western dishes, fish and chips undoubtedly claim a spot at the top of the list. However, finding the perfect plate of this classic dish can be surprisingly challenging, especially in Singapore, where diverse culinary experiences are around every corner. But fear not, for we’ve uncovered a hidden gem that’s changing the game in the world of fish and chips – Frying Fish Club.
The Frying Fish Club, nestled just minutes from Farrer Park MRT station, is no ordinary fish and chips joint. It’s the brainchild of Mirage, a well-established establishment founded during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic in October 2020. This eatery was born out of the uncertainty of the times, offering a menu that masterfully combined Japanese yakitori traditions with Mediterranean influences.
This spirit of gastronomic experimentation eventually gave birth to the Frying Fish Club, where you’ll experience the best fish and chips in Singapore. When it comes to dining at the Frying Fish Club, it’s not just about fish and chips. This hidden gem in Singapore offers an array of tantalising dishes and beverages that cater to every palate.
During our visit, we had the pleasure of sampling a variety of items from their menu, and here’s what we tired:
One side dish that you absolutely must try is the Fried Cauliflower. This crispy and flavourful treat is a delightful twist on a classic appetiser, offering a satisfying crunch with each bite. The combination of perfectly fried cauliflower florets with their special seasoning is a true winner.
If you love oysters, you’re in for a treat. These shooters are a taste of the sea, served fresh and brimming with briny goodness. And now there’s a special offer – you can get their Oyster Shooters for just $2 when you order any beer, wine, or cocktail.
A classic Japanese appetiser, this dish combines the tender texture of octopus with the sharp, pungent kick of wasabi. It’s an exciting fusion of flavours that will awaken your taste buds.
Signature Fish & Chips
As the star of the Frying Fish Club’s menu, the Signature Fish & Chips lives up to its name. White tuna encased in a light tempura batter with a dash of dashi delivers a crispy perfection that’s hard to beat. The addition of edamame in teriyaki sauce, a creative twist on mushy peas, is a stroke of culinary genius. This dish is a must-try for anyone visiting the Frying Fish Club.
The Nori Fish & Chips is another fantastic variation of the classic. Featuring nori-crusted fish, this dish comes with a side of fries and Asian slaw, offering a delightful fusion of textures and flavours that will leave you craving for more.
For those looking to explore something other than fish and chips, the Steak & Hummus is an excellent choice. This dish combines the savoury goodness of steak with the creamy richness of hummus, creating a delectable combination that will satisfy your hunger—a perfect choice for those seeking a hearty, meaty option.
The Tokyo Mule cocktail was a refreshing and zesty concoction that beautifully complemented the flavours of our meal. The blend of flavours and the presentation of this drink made it a delightful addition to our dining experience.
One craft beer that deserves your attention is the “Bored & Boozy Salted Plum.” This unique brew is inspired by NFT culture and delivers a harmonious combination of salted plum and beer. It’s an absolute must-try for those who appreciate craft beer innovation.
Beyond serving delectable dishes, Frying Fish Club plays a pivotal role in the local Web3 and NFT community. It often hosts events and discussions about the future of Web3, making it a significant gathering place for enthusiasts. One notable event was “APEHOUSE,” the Bored Ape Singapore Yacht Club’s first official event exclusively for Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) and Mutant Yacht Club (MAYC) NFT holders. Additionally, they’ve introduced “Bored and Boozy,” an NFT-inspired craft beer label, offering the world’s first BAYC/MAYC NFT-inspired beer.
Timothy Boey, one of the co-founders, envisions the Frying Fish Club as a space to bring people together in real life, connecting, developing new ideas, and sharing experiences. “WEB3 brings new ways of connecting people,” he states.
The Frying Fish Club has even ventured into the NFT world with a limited collection minted on the Ethereum chain protocol, offered in three tiers named “maguro,” “chutoro,” and “otoro” after the bluefin tuna. Holders of these NFTs can enjoy a lifetime discount of up to 20% for the highest tier, “otoro.” Moreover, they can burn their NFTs, which deletes them from the blockchain, in exchange for a fish and chips set at the restaurant for 365 calendar days. As part of the project roadmap, NFT holders who have burned their NFTs can access the Frying Fish Club’s Meal Plan, with daily hearty meals delivered to their doorstep.
Frying Fish Club believes that the growing prevalence and maturity of Web3 will unlock new avenues of engagement and opportunities for businesses. They have exciting plans for NFT holders, including daily meal plans, holder-only invite events and potential collaborations with other Web3 events and products.
The Frying Fish Club wouldn’t be what it is without its founders, Owen Kwa and Timothy Boey. Owen is known for his culinary innovations and has a knack for fusing different culinary influences, with Japanese cuisine being one of his favourites. On the other hand, Timothy is a craft beer enthusiast with over 7 years of experience in the industry. Their vision is simple: to create a welcoming space where people can meet, enjoy, and savour.
In conclusion, dining at Frying Fish Club is a culinary journey filled with surprises and delights. The dishes are a fusion of tradition and innovation, offering a fresh take on classic favourites. Whether you’re a fan of fish & chips, an adventurous foodie, or simply looking for a great place to enjoy a craft beer, Frying Fish Club has something special to offer. So, embark on your own culinary adventure and explore the flavours of this exceptional gastrobar.