Oceans Of Seafood

September 30, 2014 Ivan Teh - RunningMan 0 Comments

Oceans Of Seafood
200 Turf Club Road
#02-K02 PasarBella @ The Grandstand


http://www.oceansofseafood.com.sg/


Fresh, Tasty Seafood, For A Price

(Ratings: On a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 = Worst and 10 = Best)
Overall: 7
Ambience & Setting: 8
Food & Beverage: 8
Service: 7
Value for Money: 6
Spent about SGD $45 per person.


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Oceans Of Seafood in PasarBella - The Farmer's Market @ The Grandstand is a fishmonger and restaurant, where you can not only buy fresh, sustainable seafood, but also get it cooked! Committed to sourcing only the fresh, gourmet fish and seafood from farms that practise sustainable fishing, Oceans Of Seafood isn't cheap, but the quality you get in each dish is undeniably high.

Oceans Of Seafood has actually got 2 kitchens, an Asian - Japanese section, and a Western - International section. All their various fish and seafood are laid out on ice, and I like that there isn't the strong fishy smell typical at other fishmongers. Oceans Of Seafood also has a dedicated seating area for dining, but they're very strict about not bringing in food from other parts of PasarBella - The Farmer's Market @ The Grandstand. While the sturdy wooden furniture is spacious and somewhat comfortable, the dim lighting makes photography difficult.

Staff at Oceans Of Seafood are eager and helpful, able to share information on the various fish and seafood available, as well as preparation techniques. They offer both an Asian menu and a Western menu, and orders are typically fulfilled quickly. Staff are also efficient at clearing dirty plates, and seating guests. I find staff to be rather friendly and helpful, though they do also try to upsell you on more expensive items.

As per its name, Oceans Of Seafood serves fresh, imported, gourmet seafood. There is a large variety of fish and seafood available, and most are cooked simply, to allow the natural taste to shine. Prices are expensive though, budget about SGD $40 or more per person. The portions for the Western menu are large, and suitable for sharing, but the portions for the Asian / Japanese menu are nicely sized for 1 person. Overall, I love the freshness and quality of the dishes at Oceans Of Seafood, with their clean, fresh, tasty flavours, but the high price gives me pause.


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They have the largest seating area of any outlet in PasarBella - The Farmer's Market @ The Grandstand, but they are also exclusive, and don't allow any other food to be brought in.

Oceans Of Seafood Signage


Oceans Of Seafood Kitchen Asian


Oceans Of Seafood Kitchen Western



The various Preparation Methods and Preparation Charges are listed clearly, but staff tell me boiling and grilling are the most popular methods, allowing the natural taste of the seafood or fish to shine.

Preparation Charges



The Seasonal Vegetables Salad from the Western menu features boiled corn, cauliflower, sweet peas, carrots, and snow peas. I love the freshness and clean tasting salad, without any dressing, but it quickly becomes boring to eat.

Seasonal Vegetables Salad



Walk around and examine all the fresh seafood on ice, including Clams from Manila, Mussels from Australia, Oysters, Lobsters from United States of America, Salmon, Tuna, Sardine, Eel, Yellow Tail, Horse Mackerel, Flying Fish from Japan, and more!

Clams Manila 01


Clams Manila 02


Mussels Australian Blue


Crab Dungeness


Fish Salmon Fillet & Tuna Fillet


Fish Sardine


Fish Conger Eel Anago


Fish Yellow Tail


Fish Flying 01


Fish Flying 02



The Lobster Boston (SGD $116.90 for 2) has firm, sweet, and succulent lobster meat. Good size too, meaty in both the body and the claws. The higher than usual prices gives me pause though, you can get this at a cheaper price elsewhere.

Lobster Boston


Lobster Boston Cooked 01


Lobster Boston Cooked 02


Lobster Boston Cooked 03



The Lobster Central American Red is large and meaty, with a nice natural sweetness. Love that it's prepared simply, and it goes great when dipped in garlic butter sauce!

Lobster Central American Red 01


Lobster Central American Red 02


Lobster Central American Red 03


Lobster Central American Red 04


Lobster Central American Red 05



The Lobster Bisque (SGD $12) here is more expensive than elsewhere, but comes packed with good crustacean flavour, and isn't too salty. There's chunks of fresh lobster meat within, so you know it's the real deal, not some soup that was 'enhanced' with prawns instead!

Lobster Bisque 01


Lobster Bisque 02



Plump, meaty, fresh Oysters USA Taylor, squeeze some lemon juice over them and slurp them down! Or if you prefer a spicy kick, ask the staff for tabasco sauce instead!

Oysters USA Taylor 01


Oysters USA Taylor 02



Love that the Prawns Australian Wild King are large and meaty, with good flavour. Easy to de-shell, and incredibly satisfiying to eat!

Prawns Australian Wild King 01


Prawns Australian Wild King 02



The trio of dipping Sauces - Miso, Garlic Butter, Sambal Chili, pair well with any of the fresh seafood. In particular, I prefer the miso sauce, with its slightly salty, slightly savoury taste.

Sauces - Miso, Garlic Butter, Sambal Chili



The Oceans' Mania Set Meal (SGD $103) is value for money despite the high price. Portion size is large enough for 2 - 4 people to share, and comes with 2 lobsters, 4 oysters, a handful of clams, several prawns, a bowl of salad, a couple of fried fish, and a trio of dipping sauces. Overall, very satisfiying if you're willing to shell out the money!

Oceans' Mania Set Meal 01


Oceans' Mania Set Meal 02


Oceans' Mania Set Meal 03






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