You know him as your NiteFlite pilot on Gold 905, but this week, he sets aside the flying for some swimming! So take a dip into the freshest seafood with Mr X at Greenwood Fish Market & Bistro, or in his words, his “Neighbourhood Chippy”.
Living just down the road from this Fishmonger/ Seafood Import/ Export establishment has its perks, especially when the craving for good old traditional British Fish & Chips hits and you want it as fresh as possible. As its name suggests, the “fish market” side provides you with the catch of the day – stroll in, pick your species, from a whole variety of fresh fish, oysters, crabs & even live lobsters in a tank. They’ll help you with your selection, clean and prep your choice for taking home.
But the great thing is, you can also choose to have your fish cooked the way you like for takeaway, or to dine-in. That’s where the “Bistro” part kicks in (they have 2 units, 1 of which is a full service restaurant with kitchen). Being a traditionalist, when we paid Greenwood Fish Market & Bistro a visit, Mr X went for (and always does) a white, firm, flaky fish that can stand up to being battered and deep fried. When Hake, Haddock or Halibut aren’t available or in this case, he was looking for a little change, Mr X chose the New Zealand Orange Roughy for his fish & chips:
From this to that in 15 minutes flat!
The Orange Roughy is a Premium Trawler Catch and good value at $32.95 for such quality, fresh fish, because it also comes with chips, homemade tartare sauce, Thai sweet chilli and a side salad. And best of all, you can have your fish done how you like – pan seared, baked, steamed, chargrilled, crumbed or battered. The classic way is of course, battered and this does not disappoint. The batter is made from just water and flour, but ends up airy, crisp and light, without being too oily.
There is a distinctly satisfying crunch when you cut through the crispy coating before you get to the firm, white, flaky Orange Roughy, which tastes fresh and clean, with a touch of natural creaminess.
And if you want to do it the way Mr X likes (read: classic, traditional, British), you’ve got to give your battered fish & chips a liberal sprinkling of salt and then, the piece de resistance!
A spritz of special Malt Vinegar from their dedicated atomizer, which delivers the perfect dose of acidity to cut through the richness of your meal!
If you’re looking for even better value-for-money, you can go for their house signature (we’re told today it’s catfish) at $25.95 (includes other fish species like Red Snapper, Sole, Atlantic Salmon, Barramundi, Tusk Fish & Parrot Fish) and again, you can choose how you like it prepared. As seen above, we tried the crumb coating – less traditional but no less crunchy and delicious!
But don’t just stop there, they have fresh oysters in the shell, gorgeous lobster dishes, King Crab legs, Sashimi and even surf and turf (oooh, steak!) options on their extensive menu and if Bukit Timah is a little out of the way for you, no worries, Greenwood Fish Market and Bistro has other outlets. Check them out at Sentosa’s Quayside Isle or Valley Point (River Valley) and opening soon on July 1st, their largest multi-concept market & restaurant yet at Dempsey Hill! Look out as well for their annual World Oyster Festival in July, featuring 24 different briny beauties from all over the globe!
GREENWOOD FISH MARKET & BISTRO
34/38 Greenwood Avenue S(289236)
Open Daily: 11am – 10.30pm
Tel: +65 64674950/ +65 64674965
P.S. Wanna win a $100 dining treat from Greenwood FM&B to try everything we’ve mentioned above? Check out the contest details on Gold 905’s official FB Page!