At Quayside Fish Bar & Bistro, the seafood is air flown in on the day itself so freshness is guaranteed 99.99% of the time (I dare not say 100% haha). I like that they offer a customization option: diners can pick their favourite items and choose how they’d like it done. Of course there’s also a proper ala carte menu to fall back on and recently, a revamped Summer/Fall 2013 menu was launched with close to 20 new additions so there’s something for everyone. Ok, maybe not everyone (I can’t help it if you hate fish), but definitely for all seafood lovers!
Even drinking a cup of cappuccino reminds you that you are in a fish restaurant aye?
Hokkaido Scallops Crudo ($19++)
uni sashimi, salted caramel green apple crumbles
Soft and sweet scallop, creamy uni (!!!), an interesting sweet and salty and sour (if only there’s something spicy in it too!) crumbles… Really, what’s not to like?!
Yellowfin Tuna Tartare ($18++)
horseradish marinate, organic beetroot tapenade, purple shiso, avruga caviar, crostini
Another no-fail and fun starter was the tuna tartare. Pile cubes of marinated tuna on a crostini, add a splash of colour with the beetroot tapenade, give it a luxurious spin with caviar topping and there you go, your self-assembled pseudo bruschetta!
Tiger Beer Battered Turbot ($24++)
green tea-white truffle scented shoestring fries, wasabi infused yuzu shoyu, tartare
Although I’m adamant that fresh seafood should not be fried, I concede that the battered turbot was pretty good. Light and crispy crust with juicy white meat within~
Chilli Crab Linguine ($28++)
Chilli crab pasta seems to be an ‘in’ dish for chefs to whip up these days! The soft shell crab was gorgeous but not so much the more-sweet-than-spicy sauce…
Pan Roasted Chilean Cod ($39++)
feta cheese corn grits, “charcoal” asparagus, blood orange figs sauce
Cod fish, I love! Fresh and tender cod fish, I love even more! Plus the “black” asparagus gave it a new look –> how many times have we seen cod paired boringly with mash and/or greens right?
Black Sesame Cheese Pound Cake ($9++)
supposed to be green tea gelato but it was definitely pistachio gelato on our plate instead
Initially I was expecting the homemade tiramisu but it was unavailable so I was told we’d be having the dessert of the day (some pistachio trio which sounded calorie worthy as well). Then I guess there was a mix up in the kitchen and we were served this absolutely divine black sesame pound cake instead. It was sooooooo good! Soft, fragrant and still warm from the oven (clearly freshly baked and not heated up in a microwave). Simply lovely.
My thanks to Hui Shan and Elvi for inviting and arranging the tasting!
Quayside Fish Bar & Bistro
#01-11, Quayside Isle
31 Ocean Way