Gills N Shells – Affordable European Seafood at Boss Hotel
Hidden behind Boss Hotel, you could easily miss Gills N Shells because it is along Rocher Canel. But it is a great spot to enjoy a cozy meal with its friendly modern ambiance. Inspired by the ocean, the menu features their Chef’s Daily Catch of freshest seafood, together with pastas, burgers and tapas-style appetizers with wines and beers on tap.
We started our dinner with Clams & Mussels ($15.90) cooked with white wine clear broth with herbs, garlic, onions and chilli. It is a simple dish filled with sweet flavor of fresh clams and Focaccia toast. Lobster Roll ($24.90) had lobster meat slathered with chef specialty sauce which tasted somewhat similar to mayonnaise. The creamy sauce kinda covered the freshness of the lobster meat and I wish there was more lobster meat.
There are a few new pasta dishes like Hae Bee Hiam Pasta with Soft Shell Crab ($18.90) and Salted Egg Pasta with Tiger Prawns ($18.90). My favourite is the Hae Bee Hiam Pasta which is coated with fiery hae bee hiam which brings more depth of flavour and topped with soft shell crab. The al dante Salted Egg Pasta with Tiger Prawns, on the other hand, was tossed dry with salted egg yolk and was a little more pepperish. This is quite different from the usual rich and creamy salted egg pasta which I perceived.
An all time crowd favourite is the Truffle Infused Cod ($24.90) featuring succulent cod pan seared then baked to perfection. I thought the truffle was a little overkill in this dish. But the addition of chye poh adds a different texture and crunch to the cod when served with a choice of pilaf rice, fries or mashed potatoes.
Who says u can only have frog legs with porridge?! Over at Gills N Shells, the frog legs are fried and tossed in buffalo sauce, a perfect munchies with your mains. End your meal with Tiramisu ($10.90) or a pint of beer.
Note: This is an invited tasting.