Oys­ter Binge At...

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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

Hump­back

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

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