That’s a British expression to express surprise – and an apt name for this fantastic chippy in Subang. I’ve heard a lot of good things about the place, and finally decided to drop by for lunch with N over the weekend.
Forget about generic fish and chip joints in the malls, where they serve you soggy, reheated chips, and the fish taste like they’ve been in the freezer for years.
This, my friends, is the real deal.
The decor is, no surprise, British-themed: vintage black and white posters, signboards with the names of cities in the UK, warm and cosy wooden decor, tiny Union Jack flags hanging from the ceiling. They even have Mr.Bean cartoons playing on the TV screen.
The menu is limited, but why would you even come here if you’re not looking to satisfy your fish and chip cravings?
First, choose from four types of fish (Dory, Snapper, Atlantic Cod or Haddock), then a batter (plain, lemon and herb, onion and garlic, chilli lemon) and finally a side (minted mushy peas, baked beans and coleslaw). You can also opt for dipping sauces such as onion gravy, thousand island and chip shop curry sauce.
The kitchen prepares each dish to order, so expect some waiting, especially during peak hours.
While waiting for my Lilian Gish and Jockeys Whips, there was this interesting survival guide on Cockney slang to keep me occupied.
Our orders arrived, and we were both impressed by the generous portions – a gigantic piece of fried fish sitting atop a bed of crispy chips. It also came with a huge dollop of tartare sauce.
N had Dory fish with lemon herb batter and a lemon butter sauce.
My order of dory fish in onion garlic batter, served with a side of baked beans.
I was extremely excited when I saw that they had onion gravy and curry dipping sauce, which I absolutely love. Back in the good ol’ days when I was a student in Sheffield, my housemates and I would always walk out from our dorms to the chippy for supper, and I always drenched each piece with curry dipping sauce. There’s something about it that is so different from the usual Indian curry you get locally – it’s sweeter and creamier, for one. Also less spicy.
Sadly, when I got back to Malaysia, I’ve never seen it served at any fish and chip restaurant. Now I know where to get my fix!
Did not disappoint! It was just fresh, hot, good food. Gordon would have been proud.
Fish was fried to crispy perfection and did not feel greasy at all; was moist and juicy on the inside. Same went for the thick cut chips. Beans were good, curry sauce was on point. Only thing that could do with improvement was the onion gravy, which was a tad too sweet for me, but all in all, still decent.
Our meal for 2 came up to about RM50+, which is reasonable given their hefty portions. 10/10 would recommend.
Ambience: 8/10 – rustic and cosy
Service: 9/10 – efficient and attentive
FISH N CHIPS: 10/10 BEST BRITISH FISH N CHIPS IN TOWN
COR BLIMEY (SS15 BRANCH)
No. 23, Jalan SS15/4, 47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
Opening hours: 12-3PM, 6-11PM. Closed Mondays.