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.
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