Sunday, August 19, 2007

Singapore Long John Silver's "Skin On"

Classic Skin-On Fish Meal 2 with Clam Chowder (the skin is on the other side of the fish, in case you are wondering)

I never really ate at Long John Silver's in the US (there were never really any near me when I grew up on the West Coast), but I never really liked the ones in Singapore either. This was not only since I found the batter to be unattractively rock hard, but also since they didn't provide any vinegar.

So it was interesting when I saw the fine print of their recent "skin-on" promotion over here; these "authentic British fish & chips [with] skin-on for fuller flavour" were "served with tantalizing vinegary LJS fish & chip sauce." Was that code for malt vinegar? It was. Yayy!! Oddly, my server didn't even give it to me at first, and even when I asked for it, she gave me a funny look and asked, "You want the sauce??"

Well, despite the long overdue presence of vinegar, this wasn't anything that I'd go back for. The batter was still just as rock-hard, and the clam chowder was nearly at room temperature. I couldn't really taste the difference of the "skin-on" fish either, although it's not like I eat at Long John Silver's enough to make a comparison to the usual. Oh well!

5 comments:

pqrs said...

I was at Botak Jones the other day eating fish & chips and they provided me with a bottle of malt vinegar! I could only assume it was for the fish, but was not feeling adventurous enough to try...

aLwayzhappie said...

Was it even fresh?

The chicken and the fries are not bad actually.

LD said...

I like the clam chowder. And I always order it together with the chicken with fries.

I tried their coleslaw, i found it to be too creamy, didn't exactly have that zesty taste I was so fond of.

brent said...

What happens when you're given a full sheet of coupons from Long John Silver's? Only one thing is possible: Using them all at the same time. This is an odyssey of epic proportions told in pictures.

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Anonymous said...

hi there, i am the part time student long john sliver staff. hope you like our menu... do have time to have mean at our fastfood LJS...