Along Greenwood Avenue, in the Bukit Timah area, you would be forgiven for thinking you had stumbled into another Holland Village!
Buzzing with quietly elegant activity, the curved strip along the avenue is home to the flavours of France, Italy, Switzerland, Japan and Singapore, among others. Nestled cheek by jowl, the restaurants and shops attract a diverse crowd looking for that elusive something special.
Sitting snugly in the midst of this cosmopolitan scene is GREENWOOD FISH MARKET and BISTRO, at number 34 & 38 Greenwood Avenue, opened in Jan 2004. A new extension of 80 seats (40 indoor/40 alfresco) and additional concepts of a Sushi/Sashimi Bar, Bakery & Wine Shop (over 120 labels of highly sought after and boutique wines) brings Greenwood Fish Market & Bistro to 130 seats to cater to the quiet middle class neighbourhood of Greenwood.
Specializing in coldwater fish and seasonal seafood from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United States of America and local waters, the range of raw and cooked items attracts regular clientele.
In the front window tank, Australian lobsters swim happily, while just inside the entrance to the combined fish market and bistro, Boston lobsters hold court. Whole fresh fish on ice includes John Dory, Barramundi (wonderful when wrapped in banana leaves and barbecued!), Pink Snapper, Monkfish, Salmon and Red Coral Trout, to mention a few. Fillets of fish are readily available, vacuum-packed in small portions to make for easy thawing selection in a home environment. Also our seasonal supply of Wild Alaskan Sockeye & Chinook salmon.
Ready-to-eat, pre-packed, condiments are proving enormously popular – good to munch with wine and beer – Cooked live prawns, seasoned cuttlefish, smoked salmon, cooked live lobster and the crowd-puller tubs of pasteurized crabmeat. Alaskan king crab legs add to the tempting range, as do live oysters, scallops, soft shell crab and mussels. Fresh sardines, hard to come by, are a draw-card.
In the chiller, produce to make up a nice meal is displayed (Freshly baked Forcassia, Rye with walnut, Ciabatta, European breads, mesculin mix, rockets, asparagus, portobello mushrooms, potatoes and other fresh vegetables), while a selection of some wine also beckons, making a quick and convenient one-stop gourmet shopping experience.
Walk through the compact fish market and enter the intimate Bistro, seating 50, welcoming with its Mediterraneon décor and open kitchen. Not neglecting a 20-seater Alfresco dining. Great seafood platters are a highlight, suitable for appetizers or main courses, individually or shared. Salads, soups, pasta, all reflect a seafood theme and there is meat for those who prefer. Alternatively, customers can opt for take-away fish and chips! Try our famous Hokubee beef if you're a meat-lover.
The Fish Market is open 11am-10pm. The Bistro does full day dining in daily from 12noon onwards. Reservations are encouraged for Tuesdays, Fridays. weekend nights and eves of public holidays. Dress code is casual, as this is a place to relax, unwind and enjoy the bounty of the sea at its best.
Wild salmon! They are caught in "Cook's Inlet" in Alaska as well as in the Kenai Peninsula (Kenai, Russia, Kasilof Rivers). They are available fresh for 2 months every year only.
Chinook Salmon (aka King Salmon) are generally considered the richest and most flavourful of all salmons. Its high oil content serves it well on the grill or under the broiler. Sockeye salmon carry a considerable amount of fat, making it an important source of the omega-3 fatty acids that are important for a heart-healthy diet. The amount of omega-3 also gives the meat a rich and intricate flavour.
If you're a fan of salmon, come down to the restaurant to try them. Our staff would recommend you the best method of cooking to ensure a delightful experience.
NEW FEATURE FROM 3RD FEBRUARY 2011
Martinis at $2.95++!