It’s nice to have fish and chips occasionally, but where in Malaysia can one get something nice? I thought I’d gradually try the offerings available when I find them. So, this blog is not yet too informative, but I’ll update it over time as I try different places.
I rarely find chips that I like. Unless they are made directly from potatoes I don’t want to eat them. Frozen or reconsituted and shaped into chips – no thanks. If possible I swap them for salad or something else.
Scarborough Fish ‘n Chips
So far, my favourite is Scarborough Fish ‘n Chips, on the north coast of Langkawi, at Tanjung Rhu. You have a choice of fish, all of which are nice, tartare sauce (ask for more if you need it), and nice chips. The atmosphere on the beach, the duty free beer and wine, also help make it nice there. Just show up, no reservation necessary.
Kopitam Classic White Coffee
The other day in Gurney Plaza, I noticed that a chain coffee shop, Kopitam Classic White Coffee had fish and chips. You had a choice of sauces – black pepper sauce, BBQ sauce or their own sauce.
The fish was Dory, and was nice. Their sauce was a kind of sweet curry sauce, and was quite nice. The chips weren’t nice, and I left them, and the vegetables seemed sourced from a can or the frozen cabinet. The red sauce was a normal commercial chilli sauce. The price, before tax and service charge was RM10.50 for the dish, so not too bad, and the service friendly.
170-B1-37 & 38 Plaza Gurney,
Persiaran Gurney, 10250 Pulau Pinang
Blue Reef Fish & Chips, Straits Quay
Somehow I seem to have a fish and chips craving this week. We’d heard that Blue Reef in Straits Quays served good meals at a reasonable price, so today we went for lunch. The menu is the same whatever time of day, except they have happy hour offerings.
One really good thing is that they have an Australian kind of BYO (Bring Your Own) policy on wine, and no corkage charge. This doesn’t apply to beer, spirits, or champagne (a kind of wine, of course). And they kindly offered an ice bucket for our white wine, to keep it cool, before I asked.
There are six menu pages, but I only photographed three, shown below.
Blue Reef Fish & Chips Restaurant
Location: Straits Quay – 3A-G-20, Block A, ground floor; 3A-G-20 Straits Quay, Jalan Seri Tanjung Pinang, 10470 Penang,
Phone: 016 4059182
Opening hours: 11:00AM – 10:00PM every day except Mondays.
Wi-Fi: forgot to ask