1st July 2013
SAF Day.It was SAF Day on 1st of July, I have a friend who misses donning his uniform after leaving Tekong for a long time, so we arranged to meet at Tampines for a meal and make use of one of the SAF Day promotions. We picked Tampines because of its sentimental value. Back when both of us were in BMTC, we look forward to booking out and eating non-cookhouse food either in Pasir Ris, Simei or Tampines. Some of our favourite makan places include Carls Junior and Bakerzin at Tampines. Yew Ann used to go on and on with his tantalizing descriptions of his dream burger during range.
It has been a long time since I stepped into a Fish & Co outlet, and the menu has definitely grown. I went with the Singapore Fish and Chips which is basically fish and chips with the chilli crab sauce. It was not bad to be honest. The batter was crispy and the flesh was still juicy. The fries are just right too. It was in contrast to the rather disappointing fish and chips I had at Manhattan Fish Market about a month ago. I am glad Fish & Co still brings back fond memories of those school days, simple, no-frills Fish and Chips for the once in a while splurge after exams (and the so-so service)
My friend had the Swiss Fish and Chips, it was one of the many fish and chips on the menu featuring cheese in some form or another. It was pretty good too.
After Fish and Co, we headed to URA Gallery to take a look at the NUS City Exhibition, which showcases works from the architecture students in NUS including mine. Since the opening night, some of the models have been removed. It was not surprising since some of them cost like 100-300 SGD each (usually out of the students’ pockets).
Then we had coffee in a café/wine bar named Merchants related to PasarBella at the Grandstand. It was a pleasant find. The café was quiet with a friendly waitress and chef (who is rather shy). On top of that the menu is pretty affordable with coffees costing around 4-7 SGD and light bites within 15 bucks. I had the Hummus with Toasty Bits (about 5 SGD) and a glass of Iced Coffee. The café uses coffee roasted by the Dutch Colony Coffee Co.
Fish and Co
Merchants Wine Cellar and Store
52 Duxton Road