Sunday, 27 March 2016

Sydney Fish Market - Tourist Hype

A trip to Sydney shouldn't be without going to the Fish Market they say... 
The locals will tell you otherwise. This place is perpetually packed with Asian tourists! And you wouldn't get to really enjoy your food if you are sitting outside - the seagulls are terrorising! 

The place is a collection of 4 different businesses that jostles for business. If you are here to simply pack something back for the barbie, you will get fresh and relatively affordable seafood. Otherwise, I do not recommend coming here. It is really nothing much... 


Friday, 18 March 2016

Brand New Korean Dining Concept. Captain K Seafood Tower @ Princep St

I had seen an ad posted on my Facebook feed for this new Korean dining concept brought to us by young entrepreneurs Vincent Goh and Chef Benson Tong. I had tried calling for a reservation via the telephone but it was constantly busy. Until i had met Vincent, I finally knew why... 8 days into their opening and they are fully booked out till April! Thank goodness they were swift in replying via email that they only take private and corporate events via but promised someone would call me back. Immediately i received a SMS to confirm my reservation. Impressive.   

This concept begins with a multi-tiered seafood tower, with layers depending on group size. The seafood offering obviously becomes better with tiers. My advice is bring more people! Go for the 9 tiers, where you will have a lobster! The seafood is freshly prepared in view of you, so expect a 20min wait for your food. 

 Interestingly they even have a pictorial guide, on the menu and on the wall, as to which sauces goes best with which tier of seafood!

I believe for the seafood, there needs no introduction or explanation. They are fresh, steamed and sweet! It is so good that I joked that, we even forgot to take a photo of the Prawns! For 4 pax, we took the 5 tiers which included Oysters, Baby Abalones, Scallops, Clams, Prawns, and Crayfish. 

When I arrived here, i had only assumed that this is merely a seafood tower... till we were asked to choose a soup base. Apparently like a Mookata, the sweetness from steaming seafood drips all the way down into a soup base. And when you are done with the tiers, you will be enjoying a Steamboat with the sweetest soup you ever tasted! Vincent recommends the Kombu Dashi, a seaweed base rather than the Kimchi base, so that the sweetest of the seafood can fully be appreciated. 

Based on the colours of the plates, you simply choose and add accordingly to your steamboat experience. They range from your usual noodles, fishballs and crab meats, to your tofu and meat cuts.

Captain K Seafood Tower
30 Princep Street #01-02 S188647
(Opp SOTA)

Opening Hours:
11.30am – 3:00pm (Lunch)
6.00pm – 10:30pm (Dinner)
Last Order: 2.30pm (Lunch) / 10.00pm (Dinner)

Tel: 6255 2270

The Living Cafe - Balanced Living

Having live so near, and having my massages just next door, I've never really dined here. Since I have started changing my diet to include more vegetables and juices, Jo had always meant to drag me here for dinner. Coming here after church on Sunday, this place is not as crowded as it should be, especially having Sixth Ave station opening up next to them. 

A high ceiling spacious place, with friendly youthful service starts your experience well. A range of salads, rice bowls, sandwiches and brunch selections abound. There's wine, coffee and teas for beverages. The food is light, fresh and tasty without an overpowering sauce. 

The Living Salad ($17)
Apple, Beetroot, Carrot, Cucumber, Red Cabbage, Sprouts, leafy greens, Tomatoes, Sunflower Seeds, Flaxseed chips, Living dressing. 

Chef's Special ($22)
Roasted Eggplants, Goats Cheese, Quinoas, Avocado, Black Olives, Rocket

Rice Bowl with Wild Barramundi ($16)

Balanced Living Pte Ltd.
779 Bukit Timah Road
(Next to Sixth Avenue Station)

Phone: +65 6762-8029