Friday, 1 February 2019

Cor Blimey! Is This British Fish and Chips?


This is another one of my backlog posts. I reserved posting because I did not have a good opinion of the food and wanted to revisit to draw a better conclusion.

But it's not so easy to revisit because this restaurant opens at 5:00pm and I prefer having dinner at home. Besides I don't want to bring my partner here unless I can vouch a second time if the fish and chips would be acceptable to him.


This visit happened many months ago with my brother when he gave me a ride when my partner was away. We have always wanted to try British fish & chips (without having to go to the UK hah..hah...) and we took this opportunity when Cor Blimey opened an outlet in Damansara Uptown.

My brother has been to Britain but at that time he did not think of fish & chips. He was more into their sausages and pies.


It was an early dinner as usual. 


The big mug of cranberry drink is my brothers and mine was iced water. The cranberry drink was very nice. Worth it to get a big serving to share.

For the fish, you have a choice of Atlantic Cod (most expensive), Butterfish, Snapper and Dory (cheapest). You also get to choose the batter - plain, lemon & herb, onion & garlic, coconut curry and chili lemon.

As for sides, it's either minted mushy peas, chunky coleslaw or baked beans.


We both decided on cod with plain batter. My brother chose the mashed peas for his sides.


I was pleasantly surprised that the mashed peas tasted very good. If I ever come here again, that's what I'll have.


My choice of sides was the chunky coleslaw.


Now for the fish. I keep hearing time and time again from my partner that cod fish is the best for fish & chips.


The fish was mushy and watery (in Hokkien I would say nuar nuar). It wasn't firm and kept breaking up when sliced. It also had a chemical taste. My brother experienced the same thing too. Oh dear.

This dinner cost my brother almost RM100. We were not impressed with the fish. 

To make up for the disappointment, we went over to a dessert place a few doors away, Softsrve Ice Cream & Dessert Bar. My treat this time.


We had the waffles with ice cream and caramelized bananas to share.


It was nice. Perhaps we were a bit full to properly appreciate the dessert. 


I won't mind coming back again another time for the smaller servings.

35 comments:

  1. oh dear, something must have gone wrong with the cod fish in both your orders. It was not like that when I had it at their subang shop. did you raise this issue to them? the british owner in subang is friendly so if he was in the uptown shop, I believe he would have replaced the cod fish for you.

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    1. I believe there could be quality control issues. We did not make a fuss as sometimes, it's not worth it.

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  2. You must try the fish and chips in UK! It's the BEST. They usually use haddock (sometimes cod) there.

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  3. oh dear...I wouldn't want to eat anymore if it is of chemical taste. Perhaps because it is expensive fish, they put some preservatives for it to last longer in the freezer...

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  4. I know the British ones would be wrapped in newsprint and eaten with generous dashes of vinegar.

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  5. So many choices for the batter, i would like to try a different one each time, i know what you mean by chemical taste, i had tasted fish like that, what a disappointment, good that it ended with a nice dessert

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  6. Waaaaaa RM100 for fish & chip dinners!
    Can eat nice Japanese food dinner with that kind of price. Huhuhu

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  7. Cor blimey...the fish & chips at Cor Blimey sucks? Who would have known since they have good reviews. Some types of fish, the flesh is flaky in nature and I'm ok with that as long as it's fresh. But if your fish is mushy and watery, it sounds like defrosted frozen fish! O_o I would have sent it back to the kitchen. As for the mashed peas, though you said it tasted good, the colour is a bit off-putting. The one I had at Magnificent Fish & Chips was vibrantly green...as it should be. I was thinking of trying this too...luckily I didn't. I think you can sometimes get good fish & chips from non-fish & chips specialists.

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    1. I believe the good reviews are in respect of the Subang outlet. Maybe they have quality control issues. I passed by Magnificent Fish & Chips today on the way to El Cerdo and told my brother that we should visit one day.

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  8. I am a mushy peas fan. I don't particularly like fried food though so while I'm had more than a fair share of fish and chips, it's not my favourite dish anyway.

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    1. Yes, you are into healthy food and I should emulate you. I was surprised that I liked the mushy peas.

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  9. Reminded me very much of my first meal in England. Fish n chips. Just like yours.

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    1. The one in England I am sure is loads better!

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  10. Too bad the fish was disappointing. Won't be good for their business.

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  11. Not a fan of fishand chips but yes to the ice cream and waffle. Yummy

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    1. Xin nian kuai le to you and your family

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    2. Xin Nien Khuai Le to you and your family too!

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  12. the price is not reasonable but unfortunately the fish is not as tasty as I imagined.
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  13. Wow, my son would love to try this! xoxo

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    1. Eat the fish & chips when you are in UK. LOL!

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  14. I almost try this place when I was looking for lunch place at Sri Hartamas =.="
    The portion seem very small, only one piece of fish per serving?

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  15. Nampak sedap 😋 semua makanan Tu PH..
    Macam ni lah orang tengah berpantang..
    Semua sedap 😂🤣

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    1. Hi CH! Actually biasa biasa aje. Oh..CH tak boleh makan fish, ye. Tak apa. Ayam goreng pun sedap :)

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  16. Lamalah tak makan Fish and Chip LL... teringin pulak tengok your entri ni. Tp i selalu kalau makan pun kat Secret Recipe je... sebab kat area sini tak banyak pilihan kedai... Layan jelah....
    I boleh imagine yg U cakap rasa chemical tu LL... Rasa mcm tak mau bayar je kan hahhaha...
    Wahhh enjoy sungguh makan makan U hari tu yeh LL hihi

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    1. Actually fish and chips kat sini just ok ok saja. Takde rasa special pun. Tu lah LL kecewa.

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