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FiSK Seafoodbar & Market @ 30 Stevens Road

FiSK (which translates to Norwegian for fish) Seafoodbar & Market is the newest dining and retail destination that just opened along Stevens road. Offering mainly quality Norwegian and coldwater seafood, FiSK is your one-stop shop that allows you to enjoy your meal and purchase the raw ingredients of what you just had, to recreate at home. And by “coldwater”, we mean that the seafood is kept between -35°C to 5°C so as to retain both the flavour and nutrients. It is believed that lower temperature waters naturally contain higher soluble oxygen, which promotes growth and cleaner, clearer waters. Coldwater fish that grow in these environments would therefore have a much higher level of nutrients and in particular Omega-3 fatty acids, as compared to their warmer water counterparts.

The first item that we tried was the Prawns On Ice $6/100gm. As mentioned earlier, these prawns, though small in size, are packed densely with vitamins and all the goodness because of the environment that they live in. Delicately sweet and brimming with roe, these Norwegian coldwater crustaceans were certainly addictive and refreshing. You will not be able to stop at one!

Lunch offerings include this Open-Face Smørrebrød Sandwich $6 per piece which is organic Norwegian buttered rye bread with various toppings that change daily. Ours had Sichuan house-smoked Norwegian mackerel topped with trout roe and a dollop of sour cream. A tad spicy and peppery, the marinate complimented the flakiness of the fish so beautifully. One of the prettiest open-face sandwiches I have come across by far.

Ah Hua Kelong Seafood Restaurant @ Pasarbella, Grandstand (200 Turf Club Road)

Singaporeans love their seafood and having seafood in a bag is fast becoming a common phenomenon in many restaurants. So when my dad suggested one day that we should try this new place that opened in Pasarbella called Ah Hua Kelong Seafood Restaurant, I did not think too much about it and assumed that it was no different from Dancing Crab, which was only next door.

Nonetheless, our interest was piqued by its Singaporean name and brought the family down to check the place out. We were greeted by the friendly owner Jing Kai, who more than enthusiastically gave us an introduction on the types of seafood the restaurant offered and how all the fishes, mussels and crabs in the tanks in front of us were farmed at their own kelong (fish farm) and harvested on the same day that you eat them. This means that the fish literally comes from kelong to table and is as fresh as fresh can be.

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Located at the seafood area of Pasarbella, next to the Oceans of Seafood, it is not hard to locate the many tanks of live seafood which marks the spot where Ah Hua Kelong Seafood Restaurant is. Reservations are highly recommended judging from the huge crowds that came by the Friday night that we were there so while they will not be able to reserve a table for you (since it is a shared space and common area), you will at least be assured that you will have food because quantities of stock for each day are limited.

Magnifique Sunday Champagne Brunch @ Kwee Zeen, Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort & Spa

Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort & Spa recently underwent a $40 million revamp and has since been launched as our island’s newest luxury resort hotel. Located above sea level, perched atop a hill on Sentosa island, this fancy hotel is not only home to the world’s largest So SPA- a whooping 6,000 sqm, but also to Kwee Zeen- a pan asian dining restaurant which offers a Magnifique Sunday Champagne Brunch.

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We came by one Sunday morning to get a taste of its magnificence which was further exemplified by the free-flow of premium Taittinger Champagne. Seating options include both al fresco with a view of the pool and indoors with the air-conditioning. We strongly recommend the latter unless you fancy dining under the blazing heat though admittedly, the lighting for photography and the accompanying view of the luscious green landscape outdoors was almost irresistible.

Seafood Indulgence at Seasonal Tastes, The Westin Singapore

Seafood lovers can look forward to a crustacean feast at Seasonal Tastes at The Westin Singapore! What started out modestly as Seafood Night on Fridays has now been extended to a one-off limited time promotional Seafood Indulgence that will be available only from 19-28 March 15.

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It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man (or woman) in possession of a good appetite must be in want of a good buffet.

I for one am no exception and believe that a good buffet is judged on 3 aspects: Quality, Variety and Consistency.

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No doubt, everything I saw and tried was fresh and delicious with the exception of the sashimi station where the slices were unfortunately small and thin, lacklustre. Skip that and instead spend your calories on the huge tiger prawns, svelte-looking bamboo clams and of course that glorious counter of oysters freshly shucked before your very eyes, simply just two steps away.

Ocean Restaurant by Cat Cora @ Resorts World Sentosa (RWS)

The first female Iron Chef and the lady behind Ocean Restaurant by Cat Cora, Chef Cat Cora was in town earlier this month to launch her brand new 4 course set lunch menu. As a strong champion of sustainable seafood, Chef Cora translates her food philosophy into dishes that are created from seafood sustainably sourced through aquaculture or controlled fishing. These signature creations can be found at her first Singaporean outpost, which boasts of a unique dining concept nestled in the world’s largest aquarium at Resorts World Sentosa (RWS) where guests can savour the magnificent experience of dining alongside more than 800 species of marine animals.

For more on Chef Cat Cora, check out our interview with her.

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The 4-course Set Lunch menu which is available every day of the week comprises of a starter, 2 main courses and ends off with dessert. Preceding all these dishes was first an amuse bouche by Chef Cora featuring a 42°C sous-vide Salmon with Citrus Minestrone that was delicately light and smooth with some refreshing notes.

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For the Starter course, diners had a choice between the Kingfish Tartare and White Onion Soup. The former was a beautiful rich bed of chopped Kingfish fillet served with Watermelon, Passionfruit and Tomatillo Ice, balancing out the oily texture of the fish while the latter was possibly one of the best onion soups I have had by far.

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It was not a popular choice actually but once every one had a taste of that velvety smoothness and lovely contrast of sweet caramelized onions with the soft salty melted cheese, I think they wished they had picked this starter instead. Comforting, warm and filling, the crispy bread layer was possibly the crowning factor.