Friday, 27 September 2019

NUDE Seafood – Seafood Gastronomic Expedition

Crab & Egg White Chawanmushi

Nude Seafood is a casual dining restaurant serving exceptional seafood ingredients with generosity and hospitality. Located in Marina Bay Financial Centre, NUDE Seafood (‘NS’) only open on weekdays.

NUDE Seafood

We visited NUDE Seafood as part of our foodies’ monthly gathering. Due to our group size, NS asked us to pre-order the food in advanced, to ensure we did not miss out anything from the menu and we have sufficient cooking time. What a thoughtful gesture.

We started with smaller dishes.

Tofu Skin Salad ($5.80). The beancurd skin use is similar to those commonly used in China. It has a slight rubbery texture, filled with the traditional smoky aroma of boiled soymilk. Together with the spinach and cloud ear fungus plus sour plum vinaigrette, it becomes an appetizing and refreshing starter.

Tofu Skin Salad

Crab & Egg White Chawanmushi ($8). This is a luxurious version of chawanmushi and it worth every penny. Using only the egg white, the texture of the steam egg is smooth, silky and infused with the sweetness of the crab meat.

Crab & Egg White Chawanmushi

Crab & Egg White Chawanmushi

Broccoli ($5.80). Simple stir-fried broccoli. It is crunchy and topped with almond for additional crunchiness.

Broccoli

Black Pepper King Prawn ($6.90), min order is 2 pcs and served with fried mantou. The prawns are crispy and aromatic. The sauce is thick, with strong assam flavour and black pepper. The crispy yet fluffy fried mantou nicely complement this dish and we use it to polish up the sauce.

Black Pepper King Prawn

Gochujang Cauliflower ($6.80). Combining the crispy texture Cauliflower coated with signature Korean red pepper paste. The pickled daikon helps to balance the overwhelming flavour; however, I find the crispy almond is unnecessary.

Gochujang Cauliflower

Moving to the bigger portion dishes.

Hickory-Smoked Salmon ($12.80) in Bamboo Leaf. The salmon has a moist with a nice smoky aroma to it. It is nice to eat on its own or with a bowl of rice.

Hickory-Smoked Salmon 

‘Squirrel’ Grouper ($18.80). Crispy deep-fried grouper fillet, highly stacked with sweet and sour sauce as the base. The oatmilk espuma on top gave it a wow factor. I like the juicy lychee, bursting with sweetness that enhances the sauce in this dish.

‘Squirrel’ Grouper 

Steamed Pomfret ($13.80). One side of pomfret fillet, steam on a lotus leaf and topped with ‘Mei Cai’ vegetables. You can taste the natural flavours and the firm texture of the pomfret, topped with crunchy and salty mei cai with a mild spicy flavour in it.

Steamed Pomfret 

Oatmilk Spinach Tofu ($12.80). Smooth and velvety spinach tofu topped with crispy kale. The sliced mushrooms and tofu are basked in the gravy. It tasted like Chinese olive leaves.

Oatmilk Spinach Tofu

Miso-Grilled Halibut ($20.80). A very simple presentation of the dish. The charred miso flavour works well with the fatty halibut fillet. It is served with robust mushroom broth to bind the shiitake and spinach together. I can finish a bowl of rice with just this dish.

Miso-Grilled Halibut

Miso-Grilled Halibut

For carbo, we ordered Salted Fish Blue Pea Flower Rice, Jinhua Ham ($4.80) & Blue Pea Mushroom Rice ($4.80). Using Nigata sushi rice, the rice is texture on these both carbo dishes are plump and juicy. The taste of Jinhua ham is very subtle and overpowered by the sweetness of the corn.

Salted Fish Blue Pea Flower Rice, Jinhua Ham

Meanwhile, the mushroom rice is outstanding. It is tasty and the umami flavour from the mushroom really shines. The content of the chopped mushrooms in the rice are very generous and the dish can be eaten on its own without the need to be complemented by other dishes.

Blue Pea Mushroom Rice

For desserts, housemade Tiramisu is a must-try here. Each layer in the tiramisu is very solid, filled with thick cream, solid coffee flavour and rum. This might not be a permanent item on the menu, so keep a lookout for it.

Titamisu

The restaurant setting is casual and modern, with Jazz music playing in the background serenading the diners. The open kitchen concept is an attraction on its own. Service is attentive and friendly. A good place to dine for casual or even business dining.

Part of Dining Area

Overall, it was like a gastronomic journey of in the sea world. There are many different types of fishes to try cooked in different ways. The seafood is fresh and it is enjoyable to the palate. A must try restaurant around Marina Bay Financial Centre. Cheers!!

Food: 8.5/10
Value: 9/10
Service: 8/10
Ambiance: 8/10
Budget per Person: $11 - $25, $26 - $50; $51 - 80

NUDE Seafood
12 Marina Boulevard
#01-02, Tower 3 Marina Bay Financial Centre
Singapore 018982

T: +65 6443 1167
IG: @Nudeseafood
OH:
Mon – Fri: 08.00 – 22.00
Sat & Sun: Closed
Menu Available Online


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