Fish Tales @ *SCAPE

*SCAPE has encountered swindling numbers of shoppers in the past years, but there has been a shift in tenants occupying the first floor of this quirky but isolated shopping mall. One of the restaurants that has been garnering a lot of attention is Fish Tales which has a seafood based menu.

This cafe-restaurant adopts an open-concept that goes against all things saintly about private dining. Passers-by may be enticed into trying their menu when they see it.

Despite opening for one month, this cafe appears to have kinks to sort out. The clam chowder tasted like it was straight from a can, and the croutons were not at all crispy. This was supposed to be a side dish of Popcorn Fish, but I could only taste a sliver of fish at the centre... the rest was just fried flour batter.

The Fiery Fish & Chips is the signature dish of Fish Tales. The sambal chilli sauce was very spicy but satisfying, though I felt something was missing - perhaps a sour element within the sauce and not just drizzling lemon juice over. Just like most other fish fillets, this was tender and smooth with a slight excess of flour batter.

This was the Prawn Aglio Olio which hit my most basic requirements - the subtle yet determined level of spiciness of an aglio olio dish. While the pasta was cooked al dente, it was slightly bland. Perhaps when they cooked it, they should have soaked it in the saltwater a little longer. The rest of the dish was passable but definitely not spectacular. For a meal slightly over $10 (main + side dish + drink), I find that it wasn't value-for-money.

Fish Tales
*SCAPE, 2 Orchard Link #02-27
Singapore 237978


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