Greenwood Fish Market & Bistro (Little Fish Shop) Tasting Session 2016

June 27, 2016 Ivan Teh - RunningMan 0 Comments

Greenwood Fish Market & Bistro (Little Fish Shop) Tasting Session 2016
34 Greenwood Avenue

23 Serangoon Central
#04-15 NEX

31 Ocean Way
#01-04 Quayside Isle @ Sentosa Cove


Opening Hours:
Daily: 11am - 10:30pm



http://www.fishshop.com.sg/

This was an invited media review. I did not pay for the meal during the free hosted tasting session, but I did pay the standard price during subsequent visits.
Attended with representatives from Chubby Botak Koala, and The Arctic Star.



Oyster Platter



The Annual Oyster Happy Hour!

(Ratings: On a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 = Worst and 10 = Best)
Overall: 8
Ambience & Setting: 8
Food & Beverage: 8
Service: 9
Value for Money: 7
Spent about SGD $52 per person.


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Have been occasionally visiting Greenwood Fish Market & Bistro (Little Fish Shop), I find they're consistent in quality. In July 2016, they'll be holding their annual oyster festival, featuring over 22 different types of oysters from around the world! This is only available for a limited time, as it's the worldwide oyster harvest season!

Oyster Platter


Oyster Platter


Oyster Platter


Oyster Platter



Ambience at Greenwood Fish Market & Bistro (Little Fish Shop) remains intimate and sophisticated. Plush booths with wooden furniture line the small, dimly lit floor space. Comfortable, casual, yet elegant, with marine themed decor of fish, seafood, and ships around, and fine tableware laid out, the cutlery gleaming in the light. The medium sized windows allow for some natural lighting, as well as views of the surrounding area.

Greenwood Fish Market & Bistro (Little Fish Shop) Exterior



Service at Greenwood Fish Market & Bistro (Little Fish Shop) remains professional and efficient, as befits a fine dining establishment. Staff are quick to greet and seat diners, and while the menu is comprehensive, there are no pictures, so it's fantastic that staff are up-to-date and well informed, displaying excellent product knowledge on the types of seafood and fish available daily. I find staff to be engaging, able to describe in detail each dish, and I also note they're efficient and proactive in clearing away empty / dirty plates and tables. Very good, memorable service! In particular, I must commend front-of-house manager Kailash, who is an excellent host!

Greenwood Fish Market & Bistro (Little Fish Shop) Interior



Food at Greenwood Fish Market & Bistro (Little Fish Shop) is all about fresh fish and seafood, which is brought in 3 times weekly. There is a huge range of fish and seafood available, all of which is prepared to order. Chef Chris heads up the kitchen, and his skill in preparing dishes is evident; tasty, well-presented plates, kept simple to highlight the star fish / seafood, with complementing sauces. Even the side dishes are thoughtfully and carefully prepared. I like that Greenwood Fish Market & Bistro (Little Fish Shop) also changes their menu every so often, keeping things exciting for repeat diners. Portions are nicely sized for individuals. Prices are comparable to other fine dining establishments, so be prepared to spend a bit more. Budget about SGD $52 per person for a decent meal here.

Menu


Menu


Menu



A glass of house Wine Sauvignon Blanc goes great with fish or seafood!

Wine Sauvignon Blanc



What I like about the Toast Bread (SGD $ Complimentary) is their crisp exterior, and the soft, fluffy interior, that is so fragrant! Excellent with a bit of butter!

Toast Bread (SGD $ Complimentary)



The annual Greenwood Fish Market & Bistro (Little Fish Shop) oyster festival returns for its 4th year! For the Oyster Festival 2016, they've sourced 22 varieties of oysters from around the world, which will be available from 01 - 31 July 2016! These fresh oysters are all listed, with prices, on an ala-carte menu, along with the description of each oyster's source, and taste profile. Note: The minimum order for each type of oyster is 2 pieces, though prices stated are for only 1 piece.

Menu Oyster Festival 2016


Greenwood Fish Market & Bistro (Little Fish Shop) Oyster Festival 2016 Details



The Oyster New Zealand Pacific Rock (SGD $4 per piece) has a light, creamy texture, and a clean, briny salty flavour, with a hint of sweetness in the finish. This common oyster is popular for its delicate taste, making it suitable for beginners.

Oyster New Zealand Pacific Rock (SGD $4 per piece)



The Oyster Golden Mantle (SGD $4 per piece) has a plump, meaty texture, a sweet flavour with mild mineral ivory tastes, and a hint of honeydew melon in the finish. This was my favourite oyster here!

Oyster Golden Mantle (SGD $4 per piece)



The Oyster Mary Points (SGD $4 per piece) has a soft, plump texture, and a sweet, musky, slightly salty taste, with a juicy, slightly earthy finish. Easy to eat, and pleasant.

Oyster Mary Points (SGD $4 per piece)



The Oyster Brittany Special (SGD $5 per piece) has a smooth, meaty texture, and a sharp metallic mineral taste, with a mild sweetness in the finish. It has a fresh, briny aroma.

Oyster Brittany Special (SGD $5 per piece)



The Oyster St. Vaast Special (SGD $5 per piece) has a creamy, meaty texture, a hint of iodine salty bitter flavour, but a strong nutty taste, for which it's famed. The nutty flavour makes it prized amongst oyster connoisseurs!

Oyster St. Vaast Special (SGD $5 per piece)



The Oyster Fine De Claire No. 3 (SGD $5 per piece) has a delicate, juicy texture, with a strong briny salty flavour, like soy sauce, finishing with a hint of sour and hazelnuts. Really intense in taste, perhaps a little too much for me.

Oyster Fine De Claire No. 3 (SGD $5 per piece)



The Oyster Fine De Claire No. 3 Special (SGD $5.50 per piece) has a delicate, juicy texture, similar to the regular version. However, the special version differs greatly in the taste, having a mild sweet salty flavour, with a hint of sour in the finish. I found this to be palatable, quite nice!

Oyster Fine De Claire No. 3 Special (SGD $5.50 per piece)



The Oyster Village Bay (SGD $5.50 per piece) has a light, meaty texture, with a clean, salty sweet flavour, and a slightly creamy cucumber finish. Makes for a great starter oyster!

Oyster Village Bay (SGD $5.50 per piece)



The cute little Oyster Kusshi (SGD $5.50 per piece) has a creamy, smooth texture, with a flavour that starts out briny salty, transitions to sweet, then finishes with a slight fruity citrus taste. Like a small nugget of happiness, the winning taste and texture of this oyster makes it popular with beginners, yet still highly sought after amongst oyster connoisseurs!

Oyster Kusshi (SGD $5.50 per piece)



The Oyster Sentinelles Special (SGD $6 per piece) has a creamy, smooth texture, with a mild salty sweet flavour, and a clean ocean finish. Among the newest varieties of farmed oysters, this has already won approval from oyster connoisseurs.

Oyster Sentinelles Special (SGD $6 per piece)



The Oyster Kumamoto (SGD $6 per piece) has a plump, luscious texture, and a flavour that starts out mildly briny salty, moves to a mild sweetness, then finishes with a honeydew melon fruity taste. They are a favorite for both new oyster eaters and connoisseurs. Reowned for their consistent flavour, these cute beauties take about 3 years to grow before being farmed, and are considered the 'Chardonnay equivalent' of oysters.

Oyster Kumamoto (SGD $6 per piece)



The massive Oyster Barron Point (SGD $7 per piece) has a tender soft, yet meaty texture, with a mildly salty and deep musky flavour, that finishes with a sweet taste. Almost buttery on the palate, the shell holds a slightly saline liquor.

Oyster Barron Point (SGD $7 per piece)



The Oyster Speciales Utah Beach (SGD $7 per piece) has a plump, but surprisingly crunchy texture, with a flavour that starts out briny salty, transitions to a sharp bitter acidity, then finishes with a subtle peanut nutty taste. Among the more distinct, unique flavours of the oyster world due to its pronounced taste.

Oyster Speciales Utah Beach (SGD $7 per piece)



The Oyster Tsarskaya No. 3 (SGD $7 per piece) has a firm, crunchy texture, with a clean, powerful taste of bitter iodine, nutty sweet almonds, and a slight briny salty taste. Some mild acidity, with a hint of hazelnuts in the finish. Palatable, calls to mind the wide, expansive oceans.

Oyster Tsarskaya No. 3 (SGD $7 per piece)



The Oyster Ostra Regal (SGD $7 per piece) has a fleshy, silky texture, with a complex flavour, starting out powerfully briny seaweed and ocean salty, with a hint of iodine and minerals, then shifting to a medium sweet aftertaste. With a full body, high acidity, and lingering taste, this oyster is among the most beautiful and sought after, a phenomenal blend of sensations.

Oyster Ostra Regal (SGD $7 per piece)



The Oyster Gillardeau No. 3 (SGD $8 per piece) has a plump, alternating tender yet crunchy texture, with a complex flavour of briny salty, sweet, and slightly spicy, yet the flavours work well together. With a subtle hazelnut aroma, this premium oyster, produced by a small family-run business, is highly sought after for its unique taste and texture, making it the "rolls-royce" equivalent in the oyster world!

Oyster Gillardeau No. 3 (SGD $8 per piece)



The Oyster Belon "OOO" (SGD $8 per piece) is unforgettable due to its plump, crunchy texture, and overwhelmingly intense taste of powerful salty ocean brine, sharp bitter iodine, and aromatic nutty hazelnut flavour. Has a mineral metallic finish. Like a punch in the mouth. I don't appreciate this, personally, and would not order it again. Too intense in flavour for me.

Oyster Belon "OOO" (SGD $8 per piece)



Sampled the Tasting Plate - Battered Blue Cod Fish, Hot Smoked Salmon, Onion Puree, Sea Beans, a dish specially put together by Chef Chris, so it's not available on the menu. The Battered Blue Cod Fish is part of the regular House Fish & Chips (SGD $19.95), and features a crisp, thin flour batter, and a tender, flaky blue cod fish within that has a light sweetness. I understand the fish used changes depending on availability. The Hot Smoked Salmon is part of the regular Hot Smoked Salmon Sandwich (SGD $19.95), the salmon fish has taken on a savoury salty smoky flavour, and the semi-firm fish meat flakes off beautifully, delicious! The Onion Puree is creamy smooth with a sweet caramelised onion flavour, while the unique Sea Beans is crunchy and tastes similar to asparagus, with a vegetable mineral flavour. Overall, an excellent tasting plate!

Tasting Plate - Battered Blue Cod Fish, Hot Smoked Salmon, Onion Puree, Sea Beans


Tasting Plate - Battered Blue Cod Fish, Hot Smoked Salmon, Onion Puree, Sea Beans



The Pulled Pork Pizza (SGD $15.95 / $32.95) is served not on a pizza crust, but on a crisp, Turkish bread loaf, spread with fresh tomato sauce, and a gooey mix of cheese (mozzarella, parmesan). The pulled pork is marinated and slow cooked, resulting in incredibly tender texture, and intense savoury sweet meaty flavour. They've even added sobayaki (Japanese fried wheat noodles) here! Overall, the dish is tasty, but I feel it seems disjointed with all the different components. Personally, I didn't like this.

Pulled Pork Pizza (SGD $15.95 / $32.95)


Pulled Pork Pizza



What I like about the Tuna Tartar (SGD $16.95) and the Salmon Tartar (SGD $16.95), is the freshness of the diced raw fish, with a meaty, sweet savoury flavour. Mixed with diced onions, a herb pesto, drizzled with balsamic vinegar, and topped with fresh crunchy lettuce, these are simple, yet tasty, comfort food. The difference between each dish is; the tuna is more bouncy and savoury, as compared to the salmon which is more tender and sweet.

Tuna Tartar (SGD $16.95)


Tuna Tartar


Salmon Tartar (SGD $16.95)


Salmon Tartar



The unique part of the Grilled Calamari (SGD $10.95) is the sweet sharp spicy onion and chili vinaigrette over the fresh crunchy romaine lettuce and bell peppers / capsicum salad. The small but fresh and meaty calamari squid is perfectly grilled and seasoned, with a good savoury salty flavour, complementing the tasty salad. Highly recommended!

Grilled Calamari (SGD $10.95)


Grilled Calamari



The Deep-Fried Calamari (SGD $9.95) has improved since I last ate it! The main difference now is the use of a biscuit crumb batter, resulting in a light, crisp, crunchy texture that is so satisfiying! Nice savoury sweet flavour, the fresh meaty calamari squid pieces are well fried, retaining a bouncy texture. Good!

Deep-Fried Calamari (SGD $9.95)


Deep-Fried Calamari



The Mashed Sweet Potato (SGD $2.95) has a nice, soft texture with a hint of fiber, and a fragrant sweet flavour. This vibrant orange colour dish is decent enough as a side order!

Mashed Sweet Potato (SGD $2.95)


Mashed Sweet Potato



The Seafood Chowder (SGD $10.95) is lovely, with a rich, creamy thick soup / broth that is fragrant with sweet savoury seafood flavour, and garnished with chunks of celery, onions, and carrots. Within are fresh, meaty shellfish, including Littleneck Clams and Greenlip Mussels. But the centerpiece is a large, meaty sweet, fresh tiger prawn / shrimp. Good value for money. Worth ordering!

Seafood Chowder (SGD $10.95)


Seafood Chowder



The Lobster Bisque (SGD $13.95) is rich, thick, and creamy, with good savoury sweet flavour from the crustacean stock. The soup / broth is hearty, though not as intense as elsewhere. There is a small amount of shredded lobster meat within, so it does live up to its name. Fragrant and enticing, but overall, only decent in taste.

Lobster Bisque (SGD $13.95)


Lobster Bisque



If you're prepared to splurge on appetizers, then go for the Pan-Seared Scallops & Prawns On Sweet Potato Puree (SGD $28.95). Served with a fresh garden salad of lettuce, arugula / wild rocket leaves, and cherry tomatoes, and the house mashed sweet potato that is sweet with a nice starchy texture. The pan-seared scallops are large, tender, and meaty sweet; while the deshelled prawns contrast with a smoky sweetness. Slightly more expensive than other dishes though. Good!

Pan-Seared Scallops & Prawns On Sweet Potato Puree (SGD $28.95)


Pan-Seared Scallops & Prawns On Sweet Potato Puree


Pan-Seared Scallops & Prawns On Sweet Potato Puree



A nice Crab Cake (SGD $12.95), resembling the American style appetizer. Not often you get a good quality crab cake in Singapore! The version here is large, tightly packed with deshelled crab meat that is fresh and has a lovely sweet savoury taste. There is a small amount of vegetables packed within as well, including peas, corn, carrots, and bell peppers / capsicum. Served with a fresh garden salad, on a mild wasabi mayonnaise, which has a slight bite but lacks the fierce sharpness. Worth ordering!

Crab Cake (SGD $12.95)


Crab Cake


Crab Cake



The default fish used in the House Fish & Chips (SGD $17.95) is john dory fish, and features that same crisp batter, while the fish within is moist, tender, and almost creamy in texture. Served with medium sized, piping hot chips, and fresh lettuce, along with a wedge of lemon. A sweet chili sauce and tartar sauce is served alongside. Good!

House Fish & Chips (SGD $17.95)


House Fish & Chips



Loved the taste of both the Littleneck Clams (SGD $17.95) and the Greenlip Mussels (SGD $16.95), which feature plump, meaty, clean-tasting, fresh shellfish, in a white wine, shallots, spring onion, parsley, and garlic sauce. Completely delicious, being sweet, savoury, salty, and garlicky all at once. My main issue is the expensive prices and small portion size of both dishes, you get better value for money elsewhere. You'll still be hungry if this was your only main dish.

Littleneck Clams (SGD $17.95)


Littleneck Clams


Greenlip Mussels (SGD $16.95)


Greenlip Mussels



Loved the Pan-Seared Yellowfin Tuna Steak (SGD $24.95)! Fresh, large, and meaty, the yellowfin tuna steak is done till medium well, and is nicely savoury salty sweet in taste. The fish meat flakes off nicely. Served with roasted potatoes and grilled vegetables (brinjal / aubergine / eggplant, broccoli, yellow squash, zucchini), all of which have an appetizing smoky savoury flavour, are tender in texture, and delicious! Overall great dish!

Pan-Seared Yellowfin Tuna Steak (SGD $24.95)


Pan-Seared Yellowfin Tuna Steak


Pan-Seared Yellowfin Tuna Steak



Loved the Pan-Seared Sockeye Salmon Steak (SGD $24.95)! Fresh, medium sized yet meaty, the sockeye salmon steak is done till medium well, and has a nice oily savoury sweet taste. The fish meat flakes off nicely, and the skin is crisp with a hint of salty. Served with roasted potatoes and grilled vegetables (brinjal / aubergine / eggplant, broccoli, yellow squash, zucchini), all of which have an appetizing smoky savoury flavour, are tender in texture, and delicious! Overall great dish!

Pan-Seared Sockeye Salmon Steak (SGD $24.95)


Pan-Seared Sockeye Salmon Steak


Pan-Seared Sockeye Salmon Steak



Loved the Pan-Seared Atlantic Cod Fillet (SGD $29.95), with its firm, flaky, buttery flesh. The Atlantic cod fish fillet is so fresh, with a lovely sweetness that is nicely complemented by the savoury salty gravy. Served over mashed sweet potato, with asparagus, sea beans, sauteed onions, onion puree, cherry tomatoes, and millet. Excellent! Highly recommended!

Pan-Seared Atlantic Cod Fillet (SGD $29.95)


Pan-Seared Atlantic Cod Fillet


Pan-Seared Atlantic Cod Fillet



I've almost always consistently had a good dining experience at Greenwood Fish Market & Bistro (Little Fish Shop). With their fantastic ambience, service, and food, Greenwood Fish Market & Bistro (Little Fish Shop) ranks highly among Western style fish / seafood restaurants in Singapore. The Oyster Festival 2016 will run from 01 - 31 July 2016, and if you're a fan of oysters, you must check it out!


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