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For the complete review, click / copy the link below:http://www.chubbybotakkoala.com/2015/12/murphys.htmlFish & Chips ('F&C') brought me back to my memories during my high school in Melbourne. A good plate of fish and chips always have three characteristics: Light and crisp batter; Fresh, flaky and juicy fish; Of course mountains of fries. It is kind of difficult to get a pretty decent F&C here, they either use lower quality fish to maintain the cost down or charged pretty high. I can't remember
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Fish & Chips ('F&C') brought me back to my memories during my high school in Melbourne. A good plate of fish and chips always have three characteristics: Light and crisp batter; Fresh, flaky and juicy fish; Of course mountains of fries. It is kind of difficult to get a pretty decent F&C here, they either use lower quality fish to maintain the cost down or charged pretty high.

I can't remember when I saw Murphy's in the media post featuring F&C shop in the heartland. A quick google, I found the location. Apparently it is not that far from my office. So I decided to drop by for my usual after 2 pm late lunch.
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Located near Cheng San Market and Food Centre, in Ang Mo Kio. It took me a while to find the restaurant as it was facing the big carpark behind the Anderson Secondary School, instead of the market. The décor was minimalistic with a rustic feel. The overall feel of the cafe / restaurant is very cosy.

I ordered Murphy's Fish and Chips ($16) and Crispy Wings ($10). There was a lunch promotion from Tuesday to Thursday, a free drink with any order of a main. FYI, food need to be ordered and paid at the counter and the food will be served to you.
Murphy's Fish and Chips
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First impression, F&C looks like a pretty good portion for $16. Cut through fish, the batter was light and crispy. There was no residual oil on the plates from frying. You can see the smoke ozzing out from the fish meat. I noticed that the fish was pretty firm. When I bit into it, it was flaky, nicely seasoned and not fishy. Apparently they used Arrowtooth fish from Canada that gave this amazing texture instead of the usual of dory or sutchi. I actually finished the whole fish without using any sauce (Yup, I did not even bother with the tartar sauce).
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For the chips, it was thick, crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. Before your hand grab a hold of the tomato sauce or chilli sauce, try to eat the chips like the Brit, with vinegar. They offer the balsamic and white vinegar. This is actually good to reduce the overwhelming flavour of eating too much fried stuff. The salad with balsamic vinegar on the side was also very refreshing.

Crispy Wings reminded me of McWings. There was 8 pieces, combination of mid wings and drumlets. The thick seasoned batter was crispy, sealed the juice in the meat. It is a bit spicy for the kids, but adults will definitely like it. I was pretty stuffed with the F&C so only managed to eat 2 pieces and packed the balance.
Crispy Wings
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For the FOC Drink, I decided to order Artisan All Natural Ginger Ale by Reeds (normal price $6 per bottle). A pretty unique flavour, with a solid kick from the ale. Apparently there is no preservative, so its even better.
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Service was friendly and prompt. I had a chat with Darrem, the person in charge that day and I honestly gave him my feedback. The Fish and Chips were excellent, comparable to the high end establishment in town. While Murphy's only charged $16, those in town will charge $28 and above. So if you are a Fish and Chips fans like me, you must give Murphy's a try. Cheers!!
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Under a block of HDB flats by the open public car park, one is surprised to a shop selling english traditional style fish and chips. It pops out like a sore eye from usual shops around. The place has quite a cosy feel with its fake brick wall and dim lighting.The menu is limited but has quite a range of drinks. So now one knows where to go for a drink after work without going to the coffee shop.Orders and pays at the counter. Cash and NETS is accepted here. There is no GST or service charge. Foo
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Under a block of HDB flats by the open public car park, one is surprised to a shop selling english traditional style fish and chips. It pops out like a sore eye from usual shops around. The place has quite a cosy feel with its fake brick wall and dim lighting.
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The menu is limited but has quite a range of drinks. So now one knows where to go for a drink after work without going to the coffee shop.
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Orders and pays at the counter. Cash and NETS is accepted here. There is no GST or service charge. Food will be served to you at your table. Remember to help yourself to the cutlery, sauces and iced water at the counter. Take note the bench area by the wall could be quite warm. Best take the table by the counter.
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Mushroom Soup ($3.50)
The croutons served on the soup are well flavoured with garlic butter. The soup is rich and thick with lots of minced mushrooms in it. However it tastes more on the salty side.
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Murphy's Fish And Chips ($16)
English batter Fried Arrowtooth Fish, Chips, Lemon, Tarter Sauce
The fish is not bad, being meaty and chunky. The fries is not crispy enough. The greens looks a bit sad.
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Remember to have it with malt vinegar or onion vinegar which is the traditional english way. I personally prefer the onion vinegar, which has a slightly sweeter taste.

Overall food is not bad. There is no much crowd around. Maybe its weekday. Service is not bad with friendly staffs.
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Back here again for more fish and chip goodness! This time I tried the normal batter. It was definitely more oily than the "non-oily" dish. I would say it's less oily than the fish&co fried fish. The fish seemed fresh and didn't smell fishy. The chips were good and the staff were kind enough to hand us an entire bottle of mayonnaise *thumbs up*For sides, we tried their crispy wings $10, 8 plump pieces of really crispy wings. They tasted slightly spicy and reminded me of McDonald's mcWings but d
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Back here again for more fish and chip goodness! 
Fish and chips
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This time I tried the normal batter. It was definitely more oily than the "non-oily" dish. I would say it's less oily than the fish&co fried fish. The fish seemed fresh and didn't smell fishy. The chips were good and the staff were kind enough to hand us an entire bottle of mayonnaise
*thumbs up*
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For sides, we tried their crispy wings $10, 8 plump pieces of really crispy wings. They tasted slightly spicy and reminded me of McDonald's mcWings but definitely crispier and fresher!! 

I visited Murphy's on a Monday 12pm and the lunch crowd came in around 1230pm. They had tons of desserts, and I really wanted to try their green tea mousse cake but I was too full. Next time I will plan to have desserts before the main course! Lol!
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Located right in the heartlands of Ang Mo Kio is this new UK style Fish N Chips shop! I was quite surprised to find this gem in my neighbourhood. They even have a book exchange shelf whereby you can bring a book from home to exchange, an initiative by National Library Board.The interior is very quaint and cosy with a lot of clocks displayed on the wall. The chairs are more like stools with a "half-back" support. You can watch the barista in action and their display of chilled drinks and desserts
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Located right in the heartlands of Ang Mo Kio is this new UK style Fish N Chips shop! 
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I was quite surprised to find this gem in my neighbourhood. 
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They even have a book exchange shelf whereby you can bring a book from home to exchange, an initiative by National Library Board.
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The interior is very quaint and cosy with a lot of clocks displayed on the wall. The chairs are more like stools with a "half-back" support. 
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You can watch the barista in action and their display of chilled drinks and desserts.
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And here's the menu! Not a lot to choose from, but enough to keep me coming back to try more ! I think for a week old cafe, it has decent offerings!
 

1. Murphy's Fish and Chips $16 + $1 (non oily)
Non oily fish and chips
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So I was quite curious as to how it would taste! A non oily fish n chips, was unheard of to me! The batter was crispy, a bit too crispy for me as I had crispy bits flying all over the place as I sank my knife into the huge fish. 
Non oily fish and chips
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I did enjoy the fish, and as it didn't leave a lingering oily after taste, I happily enjoyed the fries too! Thick cut, chips, oh how I have missed you!

2. Poached Eggs with Salmon $12
Poached eggs with salmon
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I loved how this was presented. The huge slices of salmon were rolled up almost as if they were roses. The salmon tasted fresh and placed upon two perfectly well poached eggs. The hollandaise sauce wasn't overpowering so I could still taste the crusty bread. 

3. Summer Berry Yogurt Tart $6.50
Summer Berry Yogurt Tart
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The shop owner told me that they get their desserts from a home bakery and this definitely tasted home made! The little flower on top was made of cream cheese and I was happy that this though looked like a blueberry cheesecake was not all cheese! #lessfattening 

It wasn't too sweet, which is why I usually shun tarts but this was perfect! 
Summer Berry Yogurt Tart
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Check out the layers! It really tasted like yogurt and it was light and didn't make me feel gerlat! I wish they had more desserts available tonight but sadly I will have to come back to try more!

All in all, a true hidden gem in the Ang Mo Kio neighbourhood. Do give them a try if you are in the area and definitely try their non oily fish and chips! It redefines the term "fried fish"!!
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