August 29, 2016
Singapore’s cityscape view of the Marina Bay has become increasingly iconic. What’s not to love? Skyscrapers within the CBD offers some of the best views – Angie’s Oyster Bar, perched on top of the 45th floor of the Singapore Land Tower is one of them.
Angie’s Oyster Bar, or Angie’s, in short, is located on the same level as Empire. Angie’s offers an unblocked penthouse terrace with a lovely view of the Marina Bay. For those who plan to unwind after work, Angie’s offers great Norwegian craft beer on tap, Lervig.
First things first – let us talk about the booze – Lervig’s craft beer has a good range – from the Pilsner to Reserve Saison to Brewers Reserve Oat IPA. As a general rule, Pilsners pair well with fish; the more floral Reserve Saison will go well with crabs and lobsters; and the IPA can be paired with anything acidic or even mussels, clams and oysters.
Coming to the food, discerning diners would choose only a few from the menu, and I would only recommend several from Angie’s treasures of the sea.
Angie’s Ocean Platter ($68++ for 2, $128++ for 4) is one if you have a group of friends who are keen for fresh seafood such as snow crab, lobster, giant prawns, diver scallop ceviche, oyster of the half shell served with saffron aioli, lime aioli, and cocktail sauce. The freshness is there and Angie’s will not compromise on the quality as they aim to please!
Also, you can never go wrong with fresh mussels, clams and oysters from Angie’s. Get the pot of Angie’s Mussels and Clams ($38 for 750g mains; $19 for 350g bowls) – my choice is the one cooked in a familiar local fusion-Nyonya flavour of assam and chilli-ginger mix; and also the tom yum flavoured molluscs. Of course, there are two other flavours to choose from – clear and cream. All these will come with a free flow of fries that will go well with your beer.
Oyster lovers will be pleased to know that Angie’s Seasonal Oysters on the half shell (from $23++). I’d choose this over lobsters or snow crabs, well of course, for the obvious reasons that oysters are aphrodisiacs and that they’re very fresh selections of Australian or New Zealand varieties.
Angie’s selection from their ala carte menu are decent and I’d recommend 3 items off it. Remember, you have both alcohol and food, so go easy on both of them!
Firstly, the Line-caught Halibut ($35++) sourced from the Pacific is pretty good. It can either be served as a fillet or served whole from the charcoal-fired grill. The fish is fresh, and there was a very lovely hint of nuttiness to the grilled fish.
Lobster Cobb salad ($35++) is healthy and goes well with either wine, champagne or beer. It may seemingly be a simple-looking dish for the health-conscious diner but it is loaded with flavour that would tempt anyone to pig out on it.
My third choice (and my favourite) is the Chargrilled Spanish Octopus with Harissa Dip and Tomato Relish ($18++) which has impressed me more – the octopus was very well flavoured and I couldn’t stop dipping into the plate for more.
Angie’s concept of offering sustainable, seafood-centric menu and their pairing with variations of Lervig’s craft beers is right on – the Lervig’s Tasting Paddle of 3 ($15++) or 5 glasses ($22++) is a must try!
Go with the food I have mentioned, bask in the buzz from the beautifully crafted beer and feast your eyes on the beautiful Singaporean skyline at Angie’s Oyster Bar.
Expected damage: $50-70 per pax
Opening Hours: Mondays to Fridays – Lunch – 12pm to 2.30pm (last order at 2pm); Dinner – 5pm to 10pm (last order at 9pm); open on Saturdays for dinner; and closed on Sundays.
Note: Parking is on the basement of Singapore Land Tower; and the nearest MRT is the Raffles Place MRT.