Tian Tian Fisherman’s Pier Seafood at the Boat Quay stretch closer to South Bridge Road used to cater to Chinese tourists visiting Singapore. But ever since Covid-19 hit the world, this hidden gem had to get its name out to more locals. Tian Tian Fisherman’s Pier Seafood has been around for many years and has even been awarded the Michelin Plate. But I’ve never heard of it. Maybe because it is located in Boat Quay which has a common misconception that the food and beverage outlets here are catered more towards tourists.
So when I headed down for a media tasting, I was surprised that the prices here were reasonable and somewhat value-for-money.
Most diners come here for the Steamlicious Steampot Sets. Priced from S$29.80 instead of the usual price from S$56++ per person, these steam pots cook with a 2,800-watt high temperature steam that retains the nutrition, original texture and the fresh flavours of the seafood. Obscenely large US oysters, fresh wild prawns, clams, fan scallops, handmade prawn balls and springy HK fish balls and many others are steamed right in front of you as you dine.
Add S$10 per person gets two diners half a Boston Lobster with Poached Rice when you have any of the three new Steampot Sets. As the juices from the steamed seafood on the top layer fill up the pot of Boston Lobster below it, you can finish up this steamy experience with a bowl of Boston Lobster with seafood broth and Pao Fan (rice puffs). Diners who opt for Set Menu A or B will be entitled to enjoy free Boston Lobsters. Every 2 diners will receive 1 complimentary Boston lobster while every 4 diners will receive 2 Boston lobsters.
|Steamlicious Sets||Price (per person)||Ingredients|
|Tian Tian Steamlicious Set Menu A||S$48++ (usual S$96++) per pax||Sliced Canadian cod fish, wild live prawns, US live oysters, fresh fan scallop, mini octopus, and live lala clams, golden mushroom rolls and handmade HK fish balls. Also enjoy steamed luffa and vermicelli with dried shrimp, and poached fragrant rice with grains and diced chicken.|
|Tian Tian Steamlicious Set Menu B||S$68++ (usual S$138++) per pax||Enjoy cucumber with chilli, chilled chicken feet with preserved chilli and fermented beancurd flavoured crispy peanuts. Fresh seafood include fresh abalone, live Scottish bamboo clams, sliced Canadian cod fish, wild live prawns, fresh fan scallop, US live oyster and live Lala clams. US premium black beef as well as steamed luffa and vermicelli with dried shrimps, and poached fragrant rice with grains and diced chicken are also included in this premium set.|
|Tian Tian Steamlicious Set Menu C||S$29.80++ (usual S$56++) per pax||This value-for-money set features US live oyster, wild live prawns, live lala clams, fresh fan scallop and mini octopus, golden mushroom rolls, handmade HK fish balls, steamed sliced chicken with mushroom and black fungus, steamed luffa and vermicelli with dried shrimps, and poached fragrant rice with grains and diced chicken.|
You can add on more seafood or meats from S$10 to S$68.
Other Seafood Dishes
Other highlights at Tian Tian Fisherman’s Pier restaurant include the Braised Wild Patin Fish with Golden Soup in Claypot (S$68++), the Pan-fried Guo Ba with Glutinous Rice (S$38++) and Fried Spicy Crab in Authentic Bi Fen Tang Style (S$88++).
The Patin Fish from the Rajan River in East Malaysia is soft and fragrant. It melts like butter. Love the texture of this fish. Cooked with dried scallops, chicken and over ten different kinds of natural spices, the golden soup of the Braised Wild Patin Fish with Golden Soup in Claypot dish is made with enoki mushrooms, shredded onions, beancurd and fresh shrimp balls.
If you something with a crunchier texture, then the Pan-fried Guo Ba with Glutinous Rice is the dish to order. A mix of pearl, glutinous and five grains rice are pan-fried with Chinese sausage, diced mushroom and chicken.
Anyone who loves a fresh Sri Lankan Crab would like the Fried Spicy Crab in Authentic Bi Fen Tang Style. A fragrant mixture of minced garlic, minced ginger, chilli padi, green onions, dried salted radish, dried red chilli powder and more. This dish is cooked with a lot of heat with a lot of spices added in. Absolutely finger licking good on its own or paired with rice.
Another visually appealing dish is the Flying Noodles with Seafood (S$88++). Crispy Hong Kong noodles are cooked till crispy by pouring hot oil over it so it stands. Sweet and spicy chilli crab sauce made with a secret recipe is added to Sri Lankan Crab and the noodles. A more affordable Flying Noodles with Seafood (S$38++) comes with prawns, scallops, fish, squid and more.
Since you are in the area you can also check out Si Chuan Dou Hua’s Deep Duck Secrets promotion at the Top of the UOB Plaza outlet.