Big Fish Seafood Grill At Upper East Coast

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A pretty popular bistro-like restaurant in the Siglap area. In fact I’ve read that its popular among celebrities like Radio DJ Rod Monteiro as well. BigFish Seafood Grill (like what the restaurant name mentions) serves mainly grilled seafood, in particular Fish.

Located slightly further up from the bustling eateries in Siglap, BigFish Seafood Grill offers a rather cosy and homely atmosphere with very friendly staff. They specialise in grilled fish, and the variety of fish dishes they have is really quite appetizing.

The founders of the restaurant Rosaline Lee and Lim Juat Kin were ex-HSBC bank officers, while the chef has a boastful resume of working in Raffles Hotel, and Marina Mandarin. The restaurant has also been featured in numerous publications like 8-Days, Asia Cuisine, and shows like Coffee Talk & Hawker Woks.

Ok enough said, here comes some photos

Cream Of Mushroom Soup

Cream Of Mushroom Soup

Cream of Mushroom soup is nothing to shout about, but definitely homemade and not those ready mixed ones. Personally I think its ok, but my friend felt that it was a little bit too creamy.

Slices of warm soft bread, with chunks of butter spread

Slices of warm soft bread, with chunks of butter spread

We had grilled fish and beef for our main course. I can’t remember the exact name of the fish, but if memory serves me well, its probably their “Catch Of The Day”. The fish differs from time to time, so you may want to check with the staff on whats the special for the day.

Grilled Catch Of The Day

Grilled Catch Of The Day

Presenation was definitely good, and the fish was quite fresh. Don’t expect fine dining kind of dish where the fish meat is snow white and melts in your mouth. Having said that I think the texture was ok and the meat was quite soft.

Grilled Beef with Black Pepper Sauce

Grilled Beef with Black Pepper Sauce

The beef came with black pepper sauce. Tastes ok to me, somewhat like Jack’s Place standard. But hey, its the seafood that counts right?

There’s also a seafood platter, that I think is comparable if not better than the Fish & Co. one. Though its slightly more expensive. Sorry no photos for that, as I was already halfway through before I remembered to take a snapshot. :o P

Home-made Tiramisu

Home-made Tiramisu

For dessert we had tha homemade tiramisu (see above), and the fried banana fritters. I’m a sucker for tiramisu-s so I just had to have a try since it was recommended on their menu. Pretty ok I’d say but I’ve tasted better ones. A little bit too much cocoa powder ontop, while too much cheese in the filling. You can taste the espresso, but no real liquor or kahlua scent.

Banana Fritters

Banana Fritters

I ordered the banana fritters having in mind the chinese delicacy “Ba Si Siang Jiao”. Apparently its nothing like it. This one is coated with flour and deep fried, topped with chocolate sauce. I think the chocolate didn’t go too well with the fried bananas.

If you’re into grilled seafood, or looking for a fresh option from the usual Fish & Co. then I would recommend BigFish. Don’t expect fine dining quality, but rather something a little bit more “homely, with a personal touch” compared to Fish & Co. A full course for 2, would cost about $70-$80.

Big Fish Seafood Grill

Big Fish Seafood Grill

BigFish Seafood Grill Restaurant
85 Upper East Coast Road Singapore 455222
Telephone: 6441 6920
Fax: 6441 6981
Website: www.bigfish3.com

I’m on a seafood diet — I see food, I eat it.


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