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From New Cale­do­nian blue shrimps to lit­tle­neck clams from New Zealand, here’s where you can get the ex­otic and fresh­est catch of the day.

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Best spots to get the fresh­est catch

As a pur­veyor of sus­tain­able prod­ucts, Clas­sic Fine Foods brings in in­gre­di­ents that are free from ad­di­tives, chem­i­cals, or ge­netic mod­i­fi­ca­tion. Some of the brands it rep­re­sent in­clude cara­bineros from Qwehli, the only com­pany that has the skills to fish for this red prawn; ob­si­blue, an ex­otic New Cale­do­nian blue shrimp; and pre­mium blue lob­ster from Rougié, the world’s lead­ing gourmet food store which uses the high­est qual­ity and source for the top pro­duce. What we love: the New Cale­do­nian blue prawns, which are reared in the heart of the South Pa­cific, New Cale­do­nian – in pure and crys­tal clear wa­ters of the largest la­goon in the world. The meat is firm and del­i­cate, fine and sub­tly flavoured. It is also lightly sweet­ened. It’s no sur­prise that many Miche­lin-starred restau­rants are us­ing them in their cre­ations, such as one Miche­lin-starred Ze Kitchen Ga­lerie. Sea­sonal prices. www.clas­sicfine­foods.com

In the same sprawl­ing com­pound as the Novo­tel Sin­ga­pore on Stevens Road, Seafood­bar & Mar­ket wel­comes cus­tomers with a brightly-lit and airy space of­fer­ing retail and dine-in op­tions. Opened by seafood dis­trib­u­tor Snorre Food, the retail sec­tion is where you can pick from a va­ri­ety of sea­sonal cold water seafood, both live and chilled. Adding to the con­ve­nience fac­tor is an in-house fish smoker, which is used to cure var­i­ous slabs of fish for take­away or din­ing in. If you pre­fer the lat­ter, sit by the seafood bar to en­joy the fresh­est bounty. Sea­sonal prices. #01-01, 30 Stevens Road.

Tel: 6732 0711 Head over to Green­wood Fish Mar­ket in Dempsey Hill – they have opened their largest out­let. The restau­rant-gro­cer-bar spreads out over a 8,300sq ft area. Shop­pers can look for­ward to a sprawl­ing retail space which car­ries wine, freshly baked breads, meats and, of course, seafood. There is a full oys­ter bar boast­ing at least 12 dif­fer­ent va­ri­eties of oys­ters at any one time. Seafood fiends can also ex­pect a wide va­ri­ety of pro­duce, such as pink snap­per, lit­tle­neck clams, in-house smoked sal­mon, mack­erel, Bos­ton lob­sters and French black mus­sels. Sea­sonal prices. #01-01, Blk 8D Dempsey Road. Tel: 6256 1103

Clas­sic Fine Foods

FISK Seafood­bar & Mar­ket

Green­wood Fish Mar­ket

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