Located at the far-flung Punggol East of Singapore, lies a hip enclave formed entirely out of containers that are all chocked full of interesting eats. There are 7 container-restaurants in total with Big Fish Small Fish being one of them.
As its name suggests, this humble eatery serves up a tantalising array of fish and crisps—that’s right, crisps, not chips—that come with free-flow sauces such as cheese, curry mayo, XO mayo, tartar and more!
With the wind in your hair, a view overlooking the forest nearby and a crispy piece of fish in your gob, there are few that can match up to an experience like this. An added bonus is the affordability of their meals too—a meal of fish and crisps can be had for as low as S$8.90!
You may dine indoor or outdoor. Depending on whether the weather permits, dining outdoor offers you a windy and scenic ambience of the forest nearby whereas dining indoors is cosier and airconditioned.
The ordering of food is done through a computerised self-service system. You simply choose the type of fish you want and a queue number will be given for your self-collection.
Choose from five different types of fish such as Dory, Tilapia, Sea Bass, Salmon and Arrow Tooth Flounder.
Every fish comes with crisps and you can have your choice of various sauces to dip to your heart’s content from their tasty curry mayo to their pimped up XO mayo. For a more substantial meal, feel free to order up some sides or desserts. They have coleslaw, potato salad, calamari, churros and more.
Tilapia has earned itself a pretty bad reputation by foodies for possessing a somewhat seawater-ish taste. But here at Big Fish Small Fish, we were able to look past that because what we had was a glorious golden-hued fillet of fish that was crispy and insanely tasty.
Cooked to perfection, the Tilapia (S$8.90) was flaky and moist with a nice crunch from the fried batter. Would we order it again? We think yes.
The Sea Bass (S$11.90) was a real treat which only made us wish we had an ice-cold beer to pair with it. The fried batter was crispy without being too oily and the flesh itself retained its pristinely delicate texture. The chips were served crispy and were the perfect vessel to savour those delicious dips on the side—which are all free-flow by the way!
As one of their recommended items, the Salmon (S$12.90) was decent but as salmon lovers, we still much prefer our salmon cooked medium-rare. Still, the fish itself possessed its signature salmon flavour and was super crispy as well. This went particularly well with the curry mayo.
Big Fish Small Fish
50 Punggol East, #01-K35,
Tel: +65 9438 7623
Sun to The: 12pm – 12am
Fri & Sat: 12pm – 1am
Nearest Station: Punggol