Oyster-lovers and mavens, brace yourself! This July, Greenwood Fish Market will be bringing in a whopping assortment of 22 oyster varietals-flown in fresh from around the globe! For the entire month of July, your palates will be spoilt for choice with “cult oysters” like Golden Mantle, Fine de Claire and Mary Point (and many more) - where else can you find all these gems under one roof? In case you’re wondering, admission is completely free, so there’s no excuse not to join the festival!
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Chef Creek (SGD 4 /piece)
With an origin of British Columbia and a narrow, shallow-cupped shell, the Chef Creek oysters have an aroma and flavour that encapsulates the pristine Baynes Sound deep waters: the smell of fresh ocean spray accompanied by a gentle yet intense brine with soft, creamy-textured flesh.
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Fanny Bay (SGD 4/ piece)
This is indeed the oyster to go for if you love eating “clean”. Fresh from British Columbia, the Fanny Bay oysters give off subtle hints of flora and yield a refreshing aftertaste similar to cucumber. Remember to snap a foodfie prior to shucking the oysters, for they come with beautifully fluted shells that are sure to garner multiple “likes”.
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Kumamoto (SGD 6/ piece)
Tsarskaya No. 3 (SGD 7/ piece)
Developed in 2004 in homage to the Russian Tsars, the Tsarskaya blew us away with its multi-dimensional flavour profile. Upon the first bite, the meaty oyster evokes a taste reminiscent of the premium quality of Argentinian beef which slowly diffuses in a sugary almond flavour. Here’s a caution: do not hurry to swallow your oyster. Let it sits in your mouth for a little longer to release a slight hint of acidity at the end, similar to the touch of tannin in a great wine.
Belon “OOO” (SGD 8/ piece)
If you’re lucky enough to get your hands on a few Belon, savour them! Why? Because only a minuscule 5,000 are harvested each year, making them one of the rarest oysters in the world. Even though not everyone will appreciate its strong seaweed and hazelnut notes, we are sure that the lovely gems will make an unforgettable impression.
Gillardeau No. 3 (SGD 9/ piece)
Originating from Marennes, France, the Gillardeau No .3 oysters indeed live up to the name of the “Rolls-Royce” of oysters. With extricating flavours of briny salty and slightly spicy notes along with ultra-sweet adductor muscle, it’s not difficult for us to comprehend why the oysters managed to receive such honour among the connoisseurs.
We recommend getting the tasting platter, which comes with 18 pieces (9 types, SGD 99) of the Chef’s pick-of-the-day if you have no idea which oyster to pick. Ala carte orders are also available with a minimum order of 2 pieces of oysters from each variety.
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The World Oyster Festival runs from 1st July to 31st July 2018 at Greenwood Fish Market, Quayside Isle @ Sentosa Cove (31 Ocean Way #01-04/05, Quayside Isle @ Sentosa Cove).
Reserve your tables today!
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