One Ocean Seafood Restaurant – Singapore’s favourite Zhi Char dishes get a unique makeover!
It is amazing what you find when you venture off the beaten path. On my search for One Ocean Seafood Restaurant, I ended up in an area packed with car repair shops. I thought the taxi uncle has drove me to the wrong place, or rather, I gave the wrong address to the taxi driver. But no, all was right. The restaurant is located between a cluster of car repair shops.
My lunch began with a plate of Salted Egg Golden Flake Prawns (咸蛋金薯虾球, $25) which is absolute heaven to a lover of both salted eggs and prawns, like me. The savoury flavour of the rich mashed potato coating is just right – neither too strong nor too weak, while the prawns are marvellously fresh and very tender.
If you are bored of the usual chilli crab, black pepper crab, salted egg crab… how about having Italiana Crabs (意式香草螃蟹, $5/100gm)? Using Italiana Herb Paste from Unilever Food Solutions, the aromatic italiana sauce is smeared all over the crab pieces. It is wonderfully aromatic and indeed unique.
Another italiana dish is Italiana Scallop (意式香草炒带子, $18), a classic Cantonese dish made unique by being given a Western touch. It is based on a common dish in most Chinese restaurants where the scallops are fried with vegetables till both are just cooked. Here, the addition of Italiano herb paste gave it a new dimension as the characteristic aroma of the herbs assailed me with each bite. Yet I could still savour the sweetness of the plump scallops.
There was one dish that failed to excite me though. Golden Mashed Potato Roll (奶皇薯泥卷, $12) had fu pi spread with potato mash, with some curry powder added to the pumpkin sauce. Beautifully decorated, but I thought the curry powder was too overpowering, making it difficult to taste the scallops and cucumber within.
My favourite is the Double Boiled Sharks Fin with Pumpkin and Pork Ribs Soup (金瓜排翅炖排骨, $28/pax). Using concentratred scallop bouillon, the soup was savoury and I enjoyed the pumpkin as it soaked up all the flavours. You need to pre-order at least 1 day.
Interesting cze char dishes with a twist. Hardly get to see cze char who does such wonderful plating. And it is also interesting to see how they can create different dishes using the same paste (eg: italiana herb paste).
One Ocean Seafood Restaurant
Address: 1002 Toa Payoh Industrial Park #01-1407
Tel: 6256 3973
Opening Hours: 11am-2:30pm, 5:30pm – 11pm (Daily)