Seafood For When You Don’t Know What to Order!
Picking a seafood dish off a menu is hard. Add a waiter waiting by your table to jot down your order, that’s basically an extreme sport. We get it. We’ve been in your shoes, and we’ve built that menu where everything looks good that you cannot decide which one to get. That is why today we’ll pick some of the best seafood dishes for you! These are not necessarily the favourites of our customers (although some of them are the top picks), but they are what we would highly recommend if you do not know what to go for. We’ve had customers tell us that these dishes are the best ones on our menu and worth every penny, so that’s how we began to form this list!
On days when you feel like having seafood but you do not want to repeat the same order over and over again, this is the list you need to take out and refer to!
Black pepper crab
White pepper shark’s fish soup
Steamed bamboo clam with vermicelli & garlic
Salted egg prawn/squid
Crab bee hoon soup
Red grouper fish head steamboat
Signature garlic lobster
Pumpkin cheese oyster
If you are not familiar with the Mala sauce, it’s the lips-numbing spicy sauce that’ll make your nose flares with a slurp! We pair this sauce with our fresh crabs because we believe the sweet-spicy flavour is among the best flavours one can find out there. Some of our customers often order this as a challenge. We honestly enjoy watching the family or friends groups daring each other to have a slurp of the sauce. Want to have a bit of fun during your meal? Mala crab is your choice!
Black Pepper Crab
You’ve probably tasted chilli crab a thousand times before, so now it’s time to move on to the next good thing after it; black pepper crab. Black pepper crab has a stronger, spicier taste to it in comparison to the sweeter chilli crab. It is normally cooked to be drier as well, but just a hint of the sauce on your tongue is enough to keep you addicted!
White Pepper Shark’s Fish Soup
Not up for anything too spicy, but still want that hint of spices? We understand. Sometimes you both want and don’t want spices. In such a situation, our white pepper shark’s fish soup is the one for you. It is a refreshing new addition to our menu! Shark is also generally favoured because of its health benefits like improving skin complexion and reducing the risk of heart diseases.
Steamed Bamboo Clam with Vermicelli & Garlic
It would be wrong to not include this majestic dish. It’s not typically what many would crave or have in mind when they visit a seafood place, but our customers who end up ordering steamed always praise this particular dish. The vermicelli absorbs the savoury sauce so you’d want to have it together with the clams to taste all flavours with different textures at once!
Salted Egg Prawn/Squid
Sorry, we simply could not decide on just one. Both salted egg prawn and salted egg squid are both equally yummy and satisfying. So we list them both here! Either of them is a creamy, sweet and salty dish that’s going to make you lick your finger (maybe even your plate)! Pair it with mantou (steamed buns) or rice and that is enough to make for a hearty, fulfilling meal.
Crab Bee Hoon Soup
This dish brings more than meets the eye. Rather than just having a crab swim in the bee hoon soup, it is more to the bee hoon noodles are being tossed into the crab soup. That’s the good thing about this dish. With every slurp of the rich, milky soup, you can always taste a hint of crab. If you are the type to never get enough of the crab taste, we bet this is exactly what you are looking for.
Red Grouper Fish Head Steamboat
You may have seen those fat, reddish fish that are often swimming in a bowl of hot soup. If you are looking for something soupy, you’ll want to try out this dish! Once you have a taste of the sweet, moist red grouper (a.k.a red garoupa), it won’t be long before you will be coming back for more! It has a unique texture with the flesh being both firm and tender. Red grouper is among the fish that gets requested a lot by our health-conscious customers. In addition to being extremely tasty, this particular fish contains high nutritional value. Red grouper is also gigantic so if you are bringing a group out for a meal, get this dish to save more!
Signature Garlic Lobster
The soft, creamy garlic sauce coating the meaty lobster creates a fantastic dynamic that you could not help but fall in love with. Although garlic is naturally strong-tasting, it doesn’t overpower the sweetness of the juicy lobster. Instead, the ingredients complement each other perfectly, as you’ll taste when the flavours of everything melt in your mouth!
Another tasty, flavourful dish you can have alongside a bowl of hot plain rice! Compared to others on this list, cereal squid is a dryer dish that comes with savoury flakes. The reason we particularly suggest this is that it is highly addictive! We notice children especially love this squid dish, so if you are coming here with kids or someone with childlike preference in foods, this can be your main choice!
Pumpkin Cheese Oyster
At Tian Wei Seafood, you can find several oyster dishes to please your palate! One of our highly-favoured oyster dishes is the Pumpkin Cheese Oyster. If you missed the train, cheese has been the big thing since the first time chefs realise its sweet taste and thick, milky texture can complement various foods! The sweet taste of pumpkin and cheese definitely neutralise or tone down the strong oyster tang, creating a nicely-balanced flavour. If you are bringing your family for a meal, you do not want to miss this out in your order. It will be favoured by many, especially the younger ones.
There you have it! 10 best items from our menu that you should get when you’re at a crossroads. Whether you’re searching for seafood to have during lunch or dinner, you can bet you’ll find the best ones here at Tian Wei Seafood! We offer all kinds of fresh seafood that are brought to our restaurant every day from the port. Need more recommendations? Just ring us and we’ll make sure you get the best seafood in SG that you can eat to your heart’s content!