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Where to buy the freshest fish for your gourmet meals: the new Fisk, The Fishwives and Kuhlbarra

This holiday season, pick the freshest fish and seafood from these fine food retailers.

FiSK Seafoodbar & Market

  • The new FiSK Seafoodbar & Market is located at Novotel Singapore, Stevens Road

Norwegian seafood distributor Snorre Food unveiled Fisk Seafoodbar & Market, a 4,000 sq ft restaurant and retail space located within the premises of Novotel Singapore on Stevens, in November 2017. Housed within an egg-shaped glass pod, Fisk (Norwegian for fish) offers an unparalleled array of seasonal coldwater seafood, especially those sourced from Nordic waters, at its retail market, as well as delicacies for lunch and dinner at its 35-seat seafood bar.

A highlight at Fisk is its state-of-the-art smoker, which prepares freshly smoked salmon in flavours, such as original, Thai curry and otak. Other highlights include Norwegian blue mussels, and seasonal delicacies such as skrei (a species of Atlantic cod) and Norwegian red king crab. Such seafood, exclusively imported by Snorre Food and distributed to other restaurants, is retailed for the first time at Fisk. Fishmongers and chefs are also on hand to share advice on the best way to select and prepare seafood. Apart from live, chilled and frozen seafood, Fisk also carries a wide selection of Nordic products such as brown cheese and cold-pressed pure Norwegian apple juice.

For the festive season, Fisk offers an assortment of Christmas products from Norway, including lutefisk, a traditional Nordic dish, and Scandinavian mulled wine called glogg. It will host cooking demonstrations on preparing lutefisk every Saturday afternoon in December. A themed dinner featuring a special menu, followed by a countdown party, has also been planned for New Year’s Eve.

30 Stevens Road, #01-01. www.fisk.com.sg

 

The Fishwives

  • The Fishwives at Cluny Court

The Fishwives was started in the early 1990s by two Australian sisters living in Hong Kong. They had started importing a monthly shipment of 100kg of New Zealand king salmon, after falling in love with its fresh, clean taste. It grew from a small business operated from home into an online operation in Singapore and Hong Kong, before it launched its first brick-and-mortar store at Cluny Court four years ago. Rebecca Forwood, the daughter of one of the sisters, took over the business in 1998, and brought it with her when she moved to Singapore in 2000.

Despite its growth, The Fishwives remains committed to selling healthy and sustainable food, free from additives, chemicals and genetic modification. It offers an array of fresh and smoked seafood, white and red meats, as well as a good variety of groceries such as gluten-free bread, and artisan cheese, with most of its products sourced from Australia and New Zealand.

Its most popular products are the Akaroa New Zealand King Salmon, which is reared in pristine waters on the east coast of New Zealand’s South Island, and Pure Black Natural Angus Beef, which comes from antibiotic and hormone-free cattle grown predominantly in Tasmania. The Fishwives is the exclusive retailer for both products in Singapore.

The Fishwives also carries the GG French Poulet, a French breed of chicken raised for at least 60 days by Toh Thye San Farm in Malaysia, and slaughtered in Singapore. It’s the poultry of choice among top Singapore restaurants, such as Jamie’s Italian, Corner House and Joel Robuchon.

For Christmas, The Fishwives has brought in an assortment of festive goodies, including smoked Australian ham on the bone, ready-to-cook turkey, as well as traditional and gluten-free Christmas cakes and puddings from Australia, and fresh, melt-in-your-mouth burrata from Puglia, Italy.

#01-05B Cluny Court, 501 Bukit Timah Road. www.thefishwives.com

Kuhlbarra

  • Kuhlbarra's fresh barramundi

No time to select seafood or fish at a grocery store? Then simply go online and order from Kuhlbarra. The products will be delivered right to your doorstep.

This home-grown fish farm specialises in barramundi that is ocean farmed in the oxygen-rich and pristine waters of the Singapore Strait, harvested to order and delivered ice-chilled and vacuum-packed within hours of processing. It’s no wonder that its fish are used by restaurants under the Tung Lok Group and Unlisted Collection, among others.

Be sure to order early during the festive season before its best-selling items such as barramundi and salmon portions, barramundi belly, and barramundi chowder run out.

www.kuhlbarra.com