Tan Yu famous grilled fish
At most traditional Chinese dinners, there’s one constant besides a bowl of white rice – that’ll be a large platter of fresh seafood. Squid, abalone, crab – we like it all, but one of our favourites is undoubtedly grilled fish. While you can find this dish at any zi char stall, Tan Yu takes it one step further with 12 new savoury and spicy flavours.
From Chongqing spice to green pepper, here’s why we thoroughly enjoyed our meal at Tan Yu:
12 flavours of grilled fish
1 order of grilled fish is approximately 1.2KG – more than enough for 3 people to share!
Grilled fish with soy sauce is a true classic, but when at Tan Yu, there’s a variety of other savoury flavours to salivate over. We’re eyeing the Grilled Fish with Green Pepper (from $42.90) – it’s the most popular choice in Tan Yu and rightfully so since it comes with a generous scattering of spicy green peppers.
There’s also a mix of peppercorns atop for some mala numbing action.
You can choose the type of fish: Limbo, QingJiang, or Sea Bass. It all depends on your preferences – Limbo is as tender as it gets, Qiang Jiang is slightly firmer, and Sea Bass has a meatier texture. But for us, we went straight for the Limbo since we like our fish delicate and somewhat flaky.
Don’t worry about the fish drying up either – you can easily ask the staff to top up with a flavourful pork broth.
Another solid choice is the Chongqing Bean Curd Grilled Fish (from $43.90). It’s entirely covered by a massive mountain of red chilli, which almost looks menacing for your tastebuds. Thankfully, the chilli is deceptively vibrant – it’s spicy, but not overpoweringly so. It also helps that there’s a silky-smooth layer of beancurd below to help cut the spice.
There’s also a good mix of sides to choose from. For variety, the Golden Combination ($12.90) comes with enoki mushrooms, crabsticks, potatoes, and lotus roots. All ingredients are cooked under the fish so they’ll be seeping with the savoury goodness of the gravy.
It’s also worth trying their barbecue skewers, with sticks of unusual bites like Grilled Honey Toast ($1.90) and Roasted Bullfrog ($3.90). Other more conventional skewers include Grilled Mushrooms ($1.90) and Grilled Shrimps ($4.90/2 pieces).
Tan Yu also offers a range of cold dishes like Chongqing Cold Noodles with Chicken Slices ($8.90).
Tan Yu’s grilled fish in Singapore
It’s a whole lot easier for Westies to satiate their grilled fish cravings now!
With over 200 outlets in China, Tan Yu is one of the more popular grilled fish restaurants out there – of course we’re going to try it since they’ve just opened their second outlet in Westgate Mall. With 12 savoury and spicy flavours and a range of cooking styles, you can choose from a selection of grilled fish dishes.
If it’s anything like their first opening at 313@somerset, there’s bound to be a mighty long queue so head down during non-peak dining times to get a seat fast. You can also make a reservation at 6509 8887 ([email protected]) or 6250 6656 (Westgate Mall) if you want to cut the line – book at least one week in advance for weekend reservations!
Head down from 19th August – 20th August 2019 to get 32% off* or 21st August -23rd August 2019 to get 22% off*!
Tan Yu (Westgate Mall)
Address: 3 Gateway Drive, #B1-01/02 Westgate, Singapore 608532
Opening hours: Daily, 11.30AM-10PM
Telephone: 6250 6656
This post was brought to you by Tan Yu.
Photography by Pepita Wauran