Click here to listen to Violet wax lyrical about some of the freshest seafood & smoked meats in Singapore!
This long Easter weekend, treat yourself to & the family to a super-fresh, seafood & smoked meat experience! Our Makan Kaki Violet Oon returns this week to share another family story (something that’s very close to her heart, since the success of her current 3 restaurants is also a family affair, with her children Su-Lyn and Yiming hard work and support). David Lee is someone she’s known for years and he has a strong background in F & B. In the late ’90s, he started a seafood business from scratch, at Riverwalk called Blue Lobster. While that business is no longer in operation, his son Alan followed in his footsteps and started Greenwood Fish Market & Bistro in the leafy Bukit Timah suburb of Greenwood Avenue back in the early 2000s. Both father and son enjoy fishing and Violet reckons it’s that passion for fresh fish and seafood – where it comes from, how it’s raised or caught – that makes for a successful business. Father and son still fish together on occasion, when they aren’t running the successful fish shop & restaurant. Actually, that first Greenwood outlet has since grown and now you’ll find a second fish market and bistro on the waterfront of Sentosa Cove, at Quayside Isle.
Over 200 types, from exotic cold water fish and other seasonal seafood, are brought in fresh every week, from Oceans across the globe, including Australia, Canada, New Zealand, USA, Holland and France. They are able to tell you which is pure, fresh and from which oceans they are sourced, so you are guaranteed top quality seafood, either to buy home to cook, or prepared and ready to takeaway and eat, or to choose and have cooked then and there for dining at their restaurant. Violet recommends any of the cold seafood platters, served on ice in double tiers, very much like dining on the French Riviera! There’s the Cold Platter, featuring an array of fresh seafood served chilled – steamed Boston Lobster, Yellowfin Tuna Tataki, fresh shucked oysters, New Zealand Green lip Mussels & Littleneck Clams, cooked prawns, plus their in-house smoked salmon (more on the smoked dishes a little later). You could also try the excellent Shell Fish Combo Platter, featuring cooked king crab, prawns, mussels, clams, cold-smoked salmon & whole Maine lobsters. If you prefer things Japanese-style, there’s also the Sashimi Platter – a sliced and ready-to-eat mix of the freshest cut salmon, yellowfin tuna, swordfish belly, king fish and snapper.
As for the smoked dishes, everything from seafood to meats are smoked in-house, using traditional methods, Apple Wood logs and the freshest produce, which is delivered weekly. Choose from hot-smoked or cold-smoked Mackerel, Ocean Trout, Mussels or Salmon. Violet loves the cold-smoked salmon that is smoked beautifully without nitrates or preservatives. She believes it’s important that consumers enjoy a product that is healthier and also low in salt, yet fresh and tasty. There’s even smoked mature Cheddar cheese, bacon, spicy sausage, pork cheek and pork belly. What Violet loves is that just like the seafood, the air-flown Australian Pork products are also smoked nitrate-free.
Ultimately, Violet appreciates Greenwood Fish’s attention to quality, delicious artisanal food and the story of the family behind the business. Certainly, those are great reasons to pay them a visit this weekend, whether it’s to buy some fresh seafood or for a hearty meal with the family. And now with 2 different locations, you have more choice too!
Greenwood Fish Market & Bistro
34 & 38 Greenwood Ave S289236
Tel: 6467 4950
Sentosa Cove – Quayside Isle Outlet*
31 Ocean Way #01-04/05 S(098375)
Tel: 6262 0450
*Quayside Isle outlet closed on Mondays.
all pictures via Greenwood Fish Market & Bistro’s FB.