BISHAN - New Ubin Seafood first opened on Pulau Ubin in 1986, and quickly made a name for themselves for their delicious kampong-style seafood served in a laid-back island setting. Now located on the mainland in the Sin-Ming area next to a string of auto mechanic workshops, the setting is still pretty rustic, but the food is pretty exceptional. In fact, New Ubin recently won a Michelin Bib Gourmand rating.
Why you should come here:
If you’re looking for a different local spot then the usual, head here. It’s casual, unpretentious, and we can easily call it a hidden gem. The menu consists of cze char (Chinese home-style comfort food) style dishes, as well as fresh seafood creations and a few Indian, Italian, American and Japanese influences thrown in for good measure because hey, this is Singapore after all.
What we love:
Wines come at a good price here, believe or not, and they have a good selection. As for the food, it’s overall delicious. Our picks would be the Chili Crab, Oyster Omelette, Boss Beehoon, Slipper Lobster with white pepper, and the Steak. Yes, it’s known for seafood, but their steak is also awesome. The Heart Attack Fried Rice (don’t you just love the name) will melt in your mouth too.
Make a booking because despite its not so obvious or central location, this place gets super busy in the evenings and on the weekend. Tipplers will be happy to know that they don’t have corkage fee, so you can BYOB and just chill out and enjoy.
A meal here will probably set you back about $40++ to $50++ per person without drinks. They also have set menus for groups of all sizes starting at $138++ for two people and going up to $728++ for 10 people.