[SG] Oceans of Seafood | introduces its brand new Chinese New Year Seafood Yusheng in the Year of the Goat!Tuesday, February 03, 2015
After the Christmas and new year season, another exciting festival is just around the corner again! We always have difficulties choosing the best buys for CNY goodies since there are so many options in Singapore. Here's a unique yusheng choice for diners who are already bored of the traditional kind, Oceans of Seafood at PasarBella introduces its brand new Chinese New Year Seafood Yusheng in the Year of the Goat!
By now, most of the people should have heard of Oceans of Seafood, a purveyor of the freshest seafood in town. Bringing in their produces twice weekly, they offer a wide range of seafood including fresh fishes, Boston lobsters, crabs, oysters and many more.
What is so special about this yusheng is that it features fresh sashimi flown in from Tsukiji Fish Market! Expect premium ingredients such as rock lobster, salmon sashimi and Amberjack sashimi, complementing with vegetables imported from Japan - red radish, white radish, Kyoto carrot, cucumber, fungus and seaweed. The yusheng would also be tossed with eight unique offerings such as braised smelt fish, turnip pickles, tobiko and more. We liked drizzling the creamy homemade sesame sauce to bring this lively yusheng together with a Chinese-Japanese fusion touch. The yusheng set would come with a bottle of Sake for a happy CNY toasting!
You can now pre-order the set from 21 January 2015 and it will be available from 31 January 2015 to 5 March 2015.
Apart from introducing its CNY yusheng, Oceans of Seafood also launches its Lunch and All-day Specials to seafood lovers.
For Lunch Specials, a total of seven pasta offerings infused with seafood available from S$12.80++:
Reminding us of Chinese soup noodle, this clam pasta served with spicy broth proved a little too much for the diners at the table. While the chef struck a bold approach to synthesize the western and asian elements, the flavours did not quite appeal to our palate. Some tweaks might be needed for the dish!
A much better serving, the pasta was topped with smoked salmon and creamy sauce. The accompanying cherry tomatoes came across really acidic with a sourish tang, which to a certain extent upset the overall balance to the dish.
A fan of mentaiko, I certainly welcome any forms of combination with it. While the sauce might look insufficient to give a good blend to the pasta when tossed, the strong saline flavours surely made an impact to our palate. The creamy and slightly grainy texture to the sauce however added a different dimension to the simple-looking dish.
Perfect-two Seafood Platter | $66++ (suitable for 2 pax)
4 pieces of Pacific Oysters, Fish Catch of The Day, 6 pieces of Prawns, Manila Clams and Seasonal Vegetables
Famous for their fresh epic oysters, it was so juicy and still carried a hint of seawater, certainly four were just not enough!
The seafood platter was served with three sauces - garlic butter, sambal chilli and miso butter (hot favourite at the table). We believe that if the seafood is fresh enough, accompanying sauces are not always necessary in order for the freshness of the seafood to shine. While the seafood platter was fresh, we would have preferred the fish better if the grill left it a touch more crisp.
Seafood Hotpot | $38++ (suitable for 2-3 pax)
Prawns, Fish Slices, Mussels, Alaskan King Crab Legs, Vegetables
It was a pity that there was just one crab leg and and did not help that the mussel I took was unopened. The prawns were in our humble opinion overcooked as it lost its elasticity, leaving the flesh dull and mushy. It however contributed to the natural sweetness of the broth which made us refill our bowls for second servings!
With hits and misses on the food, we were told that they are in the midst of finalising the lunch pasta menu, so do give them some time to tweak their recipes. Meanwhile, let's enjoy their exquisite Vibrancy of Life Yusheng in this joyful Chinese New Year! Since this is our first CNY post for the year, I wish our readers a prosperous Year of the Goat, 恭喜发财，身体健康，万事胜意!
Overall Verdict: 7.0/10
Oceans of Seafood
PasarBella @ The Grandstand Bukit Timah Singapore
200 Turf Club Road #02-06 (#02-K2 to #02-K11)
Tel: +65 64661005
P.S. Photos were taken with D750, with thanks to Nikon Singapore!
P.P.S. Special thanks to Jaslyn for the invite and Oceans of Seafood for having us!