Milkfish, Raffles City, Singapore
I had been looking for some good quality milkfish in Singapore, reminiscent of home. Bangus is one of those basic Filipino dishes that I always crave anytime of the day. Give me that, some garlic fried rice, and I’m all set.
So when Milkfish opened, I didn’t think it would be what I was looking for. I thought it was the Yu Pian that hawker centres sell, until I saw the photos on Google Maps.
Hang on, that’s Bangus.
Imagine my excitement. I cannot NOT eat at Milkfish.
Grilled Milkfish Belly – SGD 23.80
It is Bangus. This Grilled Milkfish Belly is tender and well-cooked; I’m pretty sure Singaporeans will really find this fish better than what they’re used to everyday. Milkfish sources fresh bangus bellies to execute this lovely set, teishoku style. I like the red cherry tomatoes, and the oriental salad reminded me of Din Tai Fung’s cold appetizers. They serve the set with a small portion of milkfish soup — no milk, I believe. I’ve poached some sliced fish in the past and the fish does let out a strong broth that’s all protein.
(One small caveat: it’s slightly expensive, but with this quality of belly, I’m going to let it slide. It’s worth every dollar I paid.)
Now I know where to get my bangus cravings. It’s one of those restaurants where I’d be happy for a takeaway and eat in the comfort of my home, just to recreate my breakfasts in Manila.
If you’re looking for something new to eat this week, Milkfish is on top of my list.