The Bangkok Fish & Chips Wars kicked off when Smiths on Sukhumvit Soi 13 and Busters further down at Soi 33/1 launched their new “chippy” menus a few months back and it has been a popular talking point ever since.
For years bars and pubs of all kinds in the capital have been knocking out this British favourite usually with a special at the end of the working week as was the tradition for decades in the UK to eat fish on a Friday.
Pub fish and chips are nothing like what you’d be served or expect in a traditional chip shop. Far from it.
Putting all on a level playing field with 1 very important must – the fish must be either haddock or cod – I have munched my way through dozens upon dozens of offerings all across the capital in the past few months.
Some fine, others have been meh, and many have been pretty damn good.
But one bar stands out from the crowd and ticks all the boxes for me.
For you, well, you might be looking for something different which is why I used “My Favourite Fish & Chips In Bangkok” and not “The Best Fish & Chips In Bangkok”.
So where does one find Stickboy’s favourite Fish & Chips?
Those guys do it just the way I like it. A classic pub style F&C.
I’m no food critic or photographer so two things you won’t be getting are food blogger fluff and a photo of a dish that has been doctored to death.
What no mushy peas? No this? No that?
As I pointed out already, we are all unique and like things to suit our own tastes.
But the chips are frozen and not hand-cut… exactly what I’d expect in a pub. If I was at a “chippy” I’d be mortified at being served frozen chips.
At 385 baht some will cry a fountain of tears but listen up, you get what you pay for and this is worth every last satang.
Note, this is not a sponsored post, the food and drinks consumed were not comped and as always I paid my own bill.
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Munch Box Madness From The Red Lion
It seems like the offers, promos and specials from The Red Lion keep on coming one after the other this past week with the launch of their Munch Box special.
Choose either a Wallys Hot Dog or a Burger Squared and you’ll also get Chicken Balls, Chips and Curry Sauce from the Golden Bowl menu for only 350 baht.
Then we have this line up for takeaway or order that includes pub grub from The Red Lion menu, Wallys, Smiths, Burger Squared and Golden Bowl.
Plenty of good deals to be had.
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