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Seafood Madness

Seafood Madness

Featuring Corner House, Bakalaki, Nakajima Suisan Grilled Fish, Chuan Kee Seafood (Lower Delta), db Bistro & Oyster Bar, UsQuBa - Scottish Restaurant & Bar, Tonkatsu by Ma Maison (Mandarin Gallery), IZY FOOK, Murphy's, Employees Only
Veronica Phua
Veronica Phua

M E D I A T A S T I NG
This was the other dish we tried and enjoyed. Very large in portion (two people can share and probably still have some leftovers), it has the lovely aromatics of a Thai Tom Yum but only a hint of its spiciness. The gravy has a sourish note which entices you to keep sipping, and the seafood tastes fresh as well.
I have not doubt this is going to rapidly become a popular item at the beachside branch of P.S. Cafe.

M E D I A T A S T I N G
Honestly, I think the new “P.S. Cafe by the Sea” does not require any help in being promoted because when I was there in their third day of operations for dinner, the place was so packed the operations manager Alison mentioned they had to turn people away.
P.S. Cafe has always had a winning formula and their latest outlet which happens to be housed within a minimalist but stylish standalone structure right on the East Coast Park, is clearly something everyone who lives in the eastern end of our little red dot, feels the need to have in their lives. And why not? The brand that stands for effortlessly cool, casual space meets extensive menu of well-executed dishes and an on-the-ball team, has always proven to be extremely likeable.
Besides popular favourites (hello famous truffle fries!) and regular items you can find at any P.S. Cafe (like the dessert of Profiteroles), this branch offers a few exclusive seafood-focussed dishes that are definitely worth trying.
The one I highly recommend is the Chorizo & Calamari Stew ($30++). Big enough to be shared by two, it has a very appetising gravy that’s seasoned on point and is chockfull of quality ingredients. The large pieces of squid are cut in a way that keeps them exceedingly tender to the bite. Also in the bowl are chunky slices of BBQ sausage, chorizo, soft-cooked mealy white beans, tomatoes, capsicums and jalapeños. Served on the side are slices of crusty bread (one’s topped with a black olive aioli) and breadsticks to help make sure none of that yummy gravy goes to waste.

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Available only at the Raffles Hotel outlet, think of this as laksa on steroids.
Franchise Executive Chef Ajesh shared with us that only after intense R&D did he come up with the Laksa Lobster ($70++). I think it should please most people, especially tourists who yearn to have a taste of our local flavours because it boasts a fragrant and “lemak” (thick) gravy. Besides the large wild-caught lobster, you can find big squares of “tau pok” (dried beancurd), thick “beehoon”, blanched beansprouts and sliced red chillies in the giant bowl.
The portion is undoubtedly designed to be shared between two to four persons depending on appetite and the number of other dishes ordered because IT IS HUGE.

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The Lobster Rosti was my hands-down favourite from the tasting. It may not be big in portion but flavour-wise, it punches way above its weight.
Forming the base is a very crispy ”pancake” of potato strips (there is none of the moistness of the classic rosti here). On it is a guacamole spiked with some spices, perky lime juice, bright chilli and of course, sweet pieces of lobster meat. As I discovered for myself after just one bite, the above combination is sure to trigger salivary glands into overdrive. Love the superb flavours.

H O S T E D
Bubbling away in the tomato gravy are pieces of Patin fish and cubes of tofu. The unctuous fatty flesh and smooth skin of this species of fish is on the rich side but that is precisely why @yunnanssg’ preparation style is genius. The thick-ish tomato-based soup not only adds a welcome tangyness that helps with cut-through but because of the spices thrown into it as well, the dish is infinitely more aromatic and complex in taste than its name suggests.
This was one of my mum’s favourite dishes from our hosted dinner.

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If you like or want to try freshly-shucked oysters dressed in bold flavours, the new offerings at Tanuki Raw Orchard Central could be right up your alley. Take your pick of toppings from their fragrant truffle soya sauce with chives and shio kombu, rich mentaiko mayo, pops of ikura and the housemade chinmi-chilli (a zingy green chilli) for $6 a piece.
Purists, you haven’t been forgotten - there is the always option to savour your oysters naked.

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M E D I A S H O O T
I had accompanied Alicia for a video shoot for Burpple at this “zi char” place tucked away in the light industrial estate in Upper Thomson area and concluded it to be a place I would return as a paying customer with my parents in tow.
Opened for business earlier this year, “Tian Wei Seafood” is a spacious eatery that is well-ventilated and cool.
In terms of whether they are the first in Singapore to come up with the “Mala Crab”, it is hard to verify but frankly, I don’t think it matters. What’s more important is whether the dish tastes good and I think theirs does. They prepared our portion with a medium level of spiciness and it turned out to really shiok. There was sufficient fragrance and hotness in the sauce, but at the same time, it didn’t overpower the inherent sweetness of the meaty Sri Lankan crab. I like that they cooked the dish pretty “wet” so there was a lot of “mala” liquid to sip on.

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I paid $51.10 for this table-ful of food for two persons. Easy to see why this eatery is my go-to whenever I feel like having grilled fish, right?
Because it is always large, fleshy and has an appetising smokiness and lightly salty taste, the Shima Hokke (dried mackerel) tends to be my usual pick for fish. It is served beautifully grilled, with a salad, rice, miso soup, pickles and an appetiser. Japanese tea is complimentary too if I am not mistaken.
As substantial and thoughtfully balanced as the set meal is, I rarely stop at it, preferring to add on whatever else catches my eye at the ordering station. They always have random types of fresh produce on display in the chiller (I saw plump oysters and huge prawns today) as well as other popular Japanese items. In the above spread, you should be able to make out the grilled Eringi (King Oyster Mushroom, $3.50), cups of Chawanmushi in mushroom and crab flavours and the Natto (fermented soya beans) I had to get as part of our meal.

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After seeing @kengengkee post about their Steamed Crab on Instagram, my parents and I decided to give it a try when we were there for dinner last Sunday. Well, we loved how its natural sweetness shone through in this style of cooking. There was nothing too rich or overpowering because the crustacean was topped simply with egg white and finished with a splash of Chinese wine. For freshness of crab, there is hardly a better litmus test either, and KEK Seafood Alexandra passed with flying colours.

H O S T E D
Sharply sour from calamansi lime and fiercely spicy, the “kampung” dressing is what makes this local version of Amberjack Ceviche completely irresistible to me.
It is one of the many dishes at Izy Fook that exemplify the culinary team‘s understanding of what would appeal to many Singaporeans’ palate, and very possibly, their expat friends’ too.

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Plump, juicy and succulent, the naturally sweet flesh of the fresh crustacean was superb on its own. But did it come naked? Oh no. Instead? it’s blanketed by a lusciously creamy kombu beurre blanc sauce and enlivened by pops of tobiko (cod roe). So of course, the Marron rose to even greater heights of deliciousness.

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After undergoing an extensive renovation, LeVel33 has a space that is divided up into sections that will suit every mood. Clients and business associates can be wined and dined at the formal Dining Room while friends and colleagues can chill out over sharing plates at the vibrantly-coloured seating area called “LeVel33 Social”. At one end of this section is the “Raw Bar” where oysters are shucked in front of you and other cold dishes and seafood items are prepared.
If you want to compare and contrast, order a mix but if you love plump, creamy oysters, I suggest zero-ing in on the Canadian.

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Can't cook to save my life but boy, can I eat! 😄 (I pay for all my meals unless otherwise stated)

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