The Frying Fish Club, Singapore’s first Web3 gastrobar, is a new concept from Mirage.
Two months back on Sep 11, 2023, Frying Fish Club celebrated their launch with a Frying Fish Club Web3 Launch Party, where guests enjoyed not only the inventive new menu but were also gifted with Frying Fish Club NFTs. These NFTs reward holders with lifetime discounts, unique perks, and utilities. Minting of the NFTs also took place at the gastrobar on the same evening.
Mirage itself was established during the early COVID-19 outbreak in October 2020 by Timothy Boey and Owen Kwa as a reference to the uncertainty during that period. Following its namesake, Mirage features a menu that has an expected take on Japanese yakitori traditions melded with Mediterranean flavours and influences.
This spirit of gastronomic experimentation also birthed the new concept of the Frying Fish Club to be home to the best fish & chips experience in Singapore. Their flagship dish – the Signature Fish & Chips, consists of White tuna encrusted in a light tempura batter with a touch of dashi (Japanese soup stock) that ensures crispy perfection. This fish is complemented with edamame in teriyaki sauce—a uniquely oriental replacement for traditional mushy peas. It’s best paired with their housemade tangy purple slaw and house-special oyster shooters. By the way, diners can enjoy an array of bespoke drinks at the gastrobar too, including their take on the Tokyo Mule.
The Frying Fish Club has furthermore been a key venue for the local Web3 and NFT community, often supporting events and discussions about the future of Web3. It hosted the Bored Ape Singapore Yacht Club’s first official event titled “APEHOUSE” in October 2022 exclusively for Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) and Mutant Yacht Club (MAYC) NFT holders. It is also the home of “Bored and Boozy”, an NFT-inspired craft beer label, where they serve the world’s first BAYC/MAYC NFT-inspired beer.
“We envision the Frying Fish Club to be a space to bring people together IRL, connecting people, developing new ideas and sharing experiences. WEB3 brings new ways of connecting people.” Says Timothy.
Frying Fish Club NFTs
The Frying Fish Club NFTs are a limited collection minted on the Ethereum chain protocol across 3 tiers built as a pass with utility (primary & secondary) in mind, aptly named “maguro”, “chutoro”, and “otoro” after the bluefin tuna.
Holders of the NFTs will enjoy a lifetime discount of up to 20 percent for the highest tier, “otoro”. Holders can also burn their NFTs – a process that permanently deletes the NFT from the blockchain, to redeem a fish and chips set at the restaurant for 365 calendar days. As part of the project roadmap, come October this year, NFT holders who have burned their NFTs will also be able to Frying Fish Club’s Meal Plan, to get daily hearty meals delivered to them.
Partnership with UKISS Technology
For newbies, the Frying Fish Club has partnered with UKISS Technology to provide a secure and seamless experience for users unfamiliar with the Web3 space.
“At UKISS, we are stoked to be supporting The Frying Fish Club NFT launch with U-Mint – the only NFT claiming feature in the world that delivers tokenised assets directly with a high-security, phrase-free cold wallet, Hugware. Our collaboration enables holders to set up their wallets and claim their NFTs in under 5 minutes.” Says Ben Chan, Managing Director of UKISS Technology.
Frying Fish Club believes that the growing prevalence and maturity of Web3 will unlock new avenues of engagement and opportunities for businesses to leverage. Additional utilities and perks are in the works for Frying Fish Club NFT holders, including daily meal plans, holder-only invite events, and potential collaborations with other Web3 events and products.