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March bounty: Feast on lobsters and crab legs

Buoyed by the success of its World Oyster Festival, which it has been holding for the past five years, Greenwood Fish Market has come up with Crustacean Month, during which it will be serving high-quality lobsters and crab legs cooked in Asian styles at its outlets along Greenwood Avenue and Quayside Isle.

For the entire month of March in 2018 customers in Singapore can dig into lobsters from Boston and Australia and crab legs from Alaska, United States and Singapore. These are cooked in six different styles – steam, chargrill, black pepper, chilli crab, Thai chilli and laksa.

“The idea is to have a fusion of Western and Asian cultures,” said Ryan Chuang (bottom photo), 34, head chef at Greenwood Market’s Quayside outlet. “We regularly serve the local classics. So, we thought of doing something different. The sauces are mild and are a good blend of spicy, sweet and sour.”

Importantly, the dishes – Boston Lobster ($69.95), Rock Lobster ($69.95), King Crab Leg ($69.95), Mud Crab ($89.95) and Dungeness Crab ($89.95) come fresh. It takes just 10 minutes for Ryan and his team to prepare the dish of your choice.

My favourite is the lobster cooked Thai chilli style, with laksa a close second. The sauce for the first dish has a good sweet, sour and spicy mix. The laksa has the potential to be a hit as the paste is finely blended and has a flavourful base. It goes well with hot bread. The sauce for the chilli crab is a bit overdone and overpowering.

With a light breeze from the sea and wine to accompany, these crustacean dishes are enjoyable to consume at Greenwood Fish Market’s Quayside outlet, which is usually packed during Friday and weekends.

“We opened our Quayside outlet in 2016 and since then have been attracting a steady stream of customers,” said Li Qing (above video), a member of the management team. “Our Lobster Monday sessions are successful and my father David Lee, who comes up with the promotions, decided that a Crustacean Month would be a good idea. Our aim is to give good prices and quality products to our customers.”

Boston lobsters can be had for $44.95 (usual price $89.95) on Lobster Monday. It is a flat 50 per cent off on oysters on Oyster Tuesday, which customers can also enjoy at the Greenwood Avenue outlet, opened in 2003. Top-choice oysters from countries such as Canada, France and Ireland are served on Oyster Tuesday.

The World Oyster Festival, held every year in July at both outlets, serves a selection of oysters from all over the world. It has been getting good support and Li said, given the popularity of its dishes and products, Greenwood Fish Market will be opening two more outlets, at River Valley and Dempsey, soon.

Greenwood Fish Market

@Quayside Isle Sentosa Cove
31 Ocean Way  #01-04/05
Singapore 098375
Tel: 6262 0450
Monday – 5pm to 10pm (closed on the first Monday of every month for cleaning)
Tuesday – Friday – noon to 10pm
Saturday, Sunday & Public Holidays – 11am to 10pm

@Greenwood Avenue
No. 34/38
Greenwood Avenue
Singapore 289236
Tel: 6467 4950
Daily: 12PM – 10:30PM

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