Saturday, April 3, 2021

Tian Tian Fisherman's Pier Seafood Restaurant @ Boat Quay - Brings The Sweetest Catch Of The Sea To The Table


I have walked past Tian Tian Fisherman's Pier Seafood Restaurant at Boat Quay numerous time. Still, I have never thought of dining at the restaurant that spots rows of fish tanks with live seafood such as lobster, fish, prawns, oysters and more. I have the perception that it is a tourist trap until my recent visit, changing my narrow-minded view. The restaurant even won a Michelin Plate, which is a recognition for its good quality food.


On top of Tian Tian Fisherman's Pier Seafood Restaurant's live seafood, not known to many, is their rare fresh catch like Wild Patin Fish. It is my first time to sight both the wild-caught white and black patin fish. It is huge! To my knowledge, the wild black patin fish is even rarer than the white patin fish.

Braised Wild Patin Fish with Golden Soup in Claypot 4.8/5

For diners to appreciate the fatty and collagen-packed wild-caught patin fish, the restaurant creates the Braised Wild Patin Fish with Golden Soup in Claypot ($68++). It is an original creation whereby the white patin fish from the Rajang River in East Malaysia is cooked in an umami golden soup made from a concoction of dried scallops, chicken and over ten different spices. Accompanying the beautiful dish are enoki mushrooms, shredded onions, beancurd and fresh shrimp balls.

Flying Noodles with Chilli Crab 3.5/5

Nowadays, food not only needs to taste good, but it needs to look good or instagrammable too. The Flying Noodles with Chilli Crab ($88++) is such a dish that will make diners take out the phone to snap a couple of photos before eating. The fresh crab blanketed in a thick chilli crab sauce is paired with crispy Hong Kong noodles. However, I find the chilli crab sauce is lacking the spiciness.

Fried Spicy Crab in Authentic Bi Fen Tang Style 4.2/5

You can get a taste of Hong Kong from the Fried Spicy Crab in authentic Bi Fen Tang Style ($88++). The juicy and succulent Sri Lankan crab fried to golden is sprinkled generously with a fragrant mixture of minced garlic, minced ginger, chilli padi, green onions, dried salted radish, dried red chilli powder and more.

Pan-fried Guo Ba with Glutinous Rice 4.2/5

The Pan-fried Guo Ba with Glutinous Rice ($38++) will satisfy diners with its crunchy and crispy texture, fragrant with Chinese sausage, diced mushroom and chicken.

Steamlicious Steampot Set Menu 4/5


A highlight at the restaurant is their Steamlicious Steampot Sets. It comes in 3 sets ranging from $29.80++ to $68++. Currently, it is having a 50% off for their sets. Diners can also round up the steampot with the Boston Lobster Poached Rice. The lobster, cooked rice and crispy rice sit at the bottom of the steampot, absorbing the flavourful juices from the seafood as they get cooked.



Diners get to savour the natural freshness of US oysters, wild prawn, clams, fan scallops, handmade prawn balls, and HK fish balls cook with the 2800-watt high temperate steampot retaining the nutrition, original texture and flavours of the seafood. A selection of sauces or diners can also mix and match their own rendition to perk up the enjoyment. 


Not forgetting the lobster poached rich sitting at the bottom of the steampot absorbs all the flavourful juices from the cooked seafood. Each mouthful of the poached rice has a decadent contrast of crispy and fluffy rice completed with springy bites of lobster.

Note: This is an invited tasting.

Tian Tian Fisherman's Pier Seafood Restaurant
42-44 or 73-75 Boat Quay
Singapore 049861
Tel: +65 65341771
Nearest MRT: Raffles Place (EW Line, NS Line), Clarke Quay (NE Line)

Opening Hours:
Daily: 1130am - 12midnight

1) Alight at Clarke Quay MRT station. Take Exit E. Cross the road walk to Upper Circular Road. Walk down Upper Circular Road to North Bridge Road. Cross the road and walk to destination. Journey time about 6 minutes. [Map]

2) Alight at Raffles Place MRT station. Take Exit G. Walk to the riverfront. Turn left and walk down Boat Quay. Journey time about 8 minutes. [Map]

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