Jade Palace Seafood

Singapore, Singapore

Its location in the basement of The Forum Mall and patterned carpet that might bring to mind your grandma’s curtains reflect the fact that this family-run restaurant has barely changed since 1998. However, a crowd of mostly Asian businesspeople and an award-winning 200-strong wine list tell a far more cosmopolitan tale. Menus revolve around enormous tanks of live seafood that diners are invited to pick their own dinner from, but the must-try dish is the whole steamed fish of the day. Service in Singapore often gets a bad rep for being impersonal; not so here, where Mr Ho Kin Fung – brother of Ho Kin Yan, who mans the stoves – is so charismatic that diners often end up offering him a glass of wine as he works. Go with a group so you can order banquet-style, which is traditional for a Cantonese restaurant and enables you to try more things.

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583 Orchard Rd, B1 - 13, Tanglin, Singapore, 238884