Big Fish Seafood Grill
This place (85 Upper East Coast Road, 6441-6920) was another reader recommendation. I was a bit concerned at first when the steamed littleneck NZ clams featured slices of fresh chili pepper in it, but then I took a bite and the little morsels gushed of freshness. The white wine broth was nice and savory too. Whoa. That wasn't too bad.
Then came their signature fish and chips, which again, I was a bit apprehensive about, seeing as they had a bit of salad on the side. But the batter on this thing was so light, and the fish was so fresh, that I was thoroughly impressed. I still yearn for a more no-frills American version of seafood, but I have to admit that it was pretty darned good. I'd much rather come here than Fish Tales at Clarke Quay.