Oyster Binge At...
Greenwood Fish Market & Bistro
Offers a range of seasonal oysters such as Coromandel from McGregor Bay, New Zealand, Fine de Claire and Gillardeau from France, Coffin Bay Australia, Baron Point US and Tsarskaya Brittany (from $4 each). They usually carry around eight types of oysters but this can go up to 24 different types during their annual oyster festival in July. This year, they featured over 22 types of oysters including unusual ones like Ostra Regal, farmed in Bannow Bay, Ireland. Every Tuesday, freshly shucked oysters go at $1.95 each with every main course ordered per person. 34 & 38 Greenwood Avenue. Tel: 6467 4950; #01-04/05 Quayside Isle, 31 Ocean Way, Sentosa Cove. Tel: 6262 0450; greenwoodfishmarket.com
Taste oysters from the West Coast of the US which executive chef Polo Seah describes have a flavour that is “clean, fruity, and tastes of the sea". He adds that "some have a sweet finish, whilst others have a very creamy finish”. Oysters available at Humpback range from Hama Hama and Blue Pool oysters from Hood Canal, Washington, to Kennedy Creek from South Puget Sound, Washington, and Fat Bastard from Samish Bay, Washington (from $7; from $2 when it's happy hour all day on Mondays and Sundays, and 5 to 8pm on Tuesdays to Saturdays). 18-20 Bukit Pasoh Road. Tel: 9772 9896; humpback.sg
Luke’s Oyster Bar & Chop House
Offers a range of Eastern oysters sourced from the Eastern seaboard of the US and Canada (from $48 for half a dozen). Expect varieties like Wellfleet and Katama Bay from Massachusetts and Beau Soleil and Shamrock from Prince Edward Island.
22 Gemmill Lane. Tel: 6221 4468; #03-02 The Heeren, 260 Orchard Road.
Tel: 6733 4813; lukes.com.sg
db Bistro & Oyster Bar
The restaurant offers five to seven types of seasonal oysters ($40 for half a dozen) daily, sourced from the West and East Coast of the US, France, Canada, New Zealand and Ireland. Oyster Hour takes place from 3 to 6pm on weekdays where oysters go at a 50 per cent discount ($20 for half a dozen).
B1-48, Galleria Level, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, 2 Bayfront Avenue.
Tel: 6688 8525; dbbistro.com/singapore
Emporium Shokuhin and Umi+Vino Seafood Wine Bar
At any one time, the Japanese supermarket carries at least five different oysters from countries like France, US and Ireland (from $28 for half dozen). You can have it shucked and packed for takeaway, or shucked on the spot and enjoyed at the little counter they have in the market. Find varieties like Fine de Claire, Belaia Special and Les Huitres du Cap Horn from France, and Foylemore from Northern Ireland. At Umi+Vino Seafood Wine Bar, four to six different varieties of oysters are air-flown in twice a week (from $6 to $8). They include Fine de Claire, Belaia Special and Foylemore. #01-18 Marina Square, 6 Raffles Boulevard. Tel: 6224 3433; emporiumshokuhin.com.sg