Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Tan Yu (探鱼), 313 Somerset

Tan Yu (探鱼)

We finally got a seat at Tan Yu (B3-30/31/32 313@Somerset, 313 Orchard Road, tel : +65 6509 8887), a Chinese grilled fish chain from Shenzhen that's not so different from Riverside Grilled Fish. Just to be clear, it was never really difficult to get a seat here. These guys don't do reservations during the weekends and we just never had the patience to wait through peak hours.

There was a green pepper limbo fish that was not bad. The broth was more salty than spicy in spite of appearances and those Sichuan peppercorns were more 麻 than 辣. Heat was pretty manageable. Does anyone know what exactly is a limbo fish?

Tan Yu (探鱼), honey toast

There's grilled honey toast that you could order on the side. This was a little buttery and quite nice.

Tan Yu (探鱼), lamb skewers

The grilled lamb skewers looked better than they tasted. Some of the meat was so hard that I couldn't eat them. Expensive as well. Better to just get these from a place like Restaurant Manchurian which makes better skewers which are less expensive.

Tan Yu (探鱼), lemon and lime lactic acid milk drink

That milky beverage on the right is their 'lemon and lime lactic acid milk drink'. Name was a mouthful. Taste was kinda like Yakult or Calpis flavoured with lime or preserved plums. Not bad a drink if you're into that sort of thing.

Tan Yu (探鱼), 313 Somerset

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