The Seafood Bar @ Amsterdam

Fons de Visscher was a respected fishmonger for already 27 years in Helmond; a city in Brabant, when he decided to start a new venture. Driven by his passion for fish and great wines, Fons created The Seafood Bar. The first Seafood Bar opened its doors in 2012.

Ika Center @ Tokyo

Only in Japan can you get specialisation in one ingredient like this one. Tucked away in Nihonbashi was a restaurant that specialised in squid. And you can guessed the name of  the restaurant – Ika Center.

Takumi 炉匠炉端烧·酒 @ Shanghai

Robatayaki (炉端焼き, literally “fireside-cooking”) refers to a Japanese method of cooking similar to BBQ. Traditionally, different fresh seafood are grilled over a wide, flat open fireplace in the style of an irori, rather than a shichirin or other type of charcoal cooking implement using binchotan.

Victory Restaurant @ Shenzhen

Shenzhen is like the Silicon Valley these days. It is filled with high tech companies and start-up trying to bring the latest innovations to the world. In the process, hopefully, the founders become the next billionaire. Thankfully amidst these hustle and bustle, some things never change

Market Street Oyster Bar @ SLC, UT

Travelling alone, you eat alone. And therefore you look for an eatery that could occupy you, not just in terms of food and flavours, but also distractions like a good bar (and bartender), TV broadcasting sports, etc. These were usually not culinary adventures, just a necessary evil to imbibe nutrition.

Ocean Restaurant by Cat Cora @ RWS

Ocean Restaurant opened in 2013 in conjunction with Resort World Sentosa. It was such an irony that one would open a seafood restaurant in an aquarium. SEA Aquarium in RWS was the world’s largest open tank aquarium. And in the depths of the Open Sea tank was Ocean Restaurant by Cat Cora. The concept behind…

Long Beach King @ Stadium Walk

Good food, good company, what one can ask more from life? Brought the family to a seafood dinner when sister came to visit. Nothing to offer at home, so we decided to go out. My little princess that unabashed suggested chilli crab. So what was supposed to be a light and healthy meal became a…

Kani-ya Crab and Teppanyaki @ Hong Kong

Snow Crab was in season and we found a place in CWB that served an all-crab-feast. The crab was served in all style imaginable – raw, steamed, cold, grilled, in Shabu-shabu. All parts of the crab was served without waste.

Kum Gao Kei 金九記 @ HK

Seafood in Hong Kong IMHO is the best in the world. Not only do they have the variety due to the central location among the producers in the regions plus an excellent logistics hub that bring in the delicious morsels from faraway lands, the cooks in Hong Kong have always never fail to excite me…

Bluewater Cafe @ Manly Beach

Seaside cafe at Manly Beach. Because of the built-up around the cafe, it no longer can claimed to be beach facing. More pub grub than seafood or restaurant fare. Good choices of beer though.

Doyle’s Seafood @ Watson Bay

Located on the beautiful Watson Bay and a 20min ferry ride from Circular Quay (F7 to North Shores), there’s this little gem called Doyle’s. Once you get to the place, do not get mixed up with their fish and chips stand and a beach club next to it.

Greenhouse @ Ritz Carlton

One of the better buffet in town that featured all you can eat Boston Lobster (my record was six, but that was a long time ago, this time I only managed one). But could be pricey – nevertheless a worthwhile indulgence once in a blue moon (or after that calories burning workout).