Thursday, April 12, 2012

BYO wines to New Ubin Seafood

Residing in Bishan, Ang Mo Kio or Thomson and looking for an eatery to do ‘BYO wine’ dinners? I recently came to know of New Ubin Seafood which accomodates BYO wines at no corkage charge. Its located at Blk 27, Sin Ming Road, #01-174, Sin Ming Industrial Estate, S(575680) Tel: 64669558; two bus stops away from Marymount MRT station.

I had the opportunity to do two ‘BYO wine’ dinner sessions recently at this place. Maurice learnt about its pro-BYO wine policy and was good enough to organize the dinners.

Both times I visited this place (one on a Friday and the latest visit on a Saturday) it was operating at full capacity. I think it’s advisable to make reservations (just in case) before swinging by for dinner here. I suspect this place is fairly known within the wine drinking community as well. During both dinners I noticed wine bottles on quite a few tables and diners sipping away wine with food :)

To look upon this place as a seafood eatery is certainly limiting its scope; it certainly offers a good range of meat dishes as well to excite one's taste buds. There’s 2 air-conditioned rooms; one a private room with 2 tables which can accommodate 20 diners, and a bigger room which holds slightly more than 5 tables. There’s also non-air con seating inside the restaurant as well as along the corridor. It’s an eatery which provides a laid back, casual setting for an informal and relaxed dining experience.

Standard sized wine glasses which can be used for both white and red wines are provided by this establishment. To my pleasant surprise they readily offered champagne glasses as well when I brought out sparkling wines to chill :) Insulated cooler boxes which can easily hold 6 bottles are provided to diners to chill whites, sparkling and rose wines. I think this eatery provides a reasonable service to wine enthusiasts (and at no corkage charge at that). If you are into pairing wine with local cuisine, there’s sufficient dishes on the menu as well to keep you coming for more sessions.

Some of the dishes we tried at this place can be viewed at the following link: New Ubin Seafood photo album. Dishes which made me smile and prompts me for a third visit are the fried small shrimps, salted egg sotong pieces, deep fried pork knuckle and the rib-eye with caramelized onion platter.

Do go visit this place with your wines :)

Note to readers: I usually like to advise readers to give the eatery a call to check on their latest BYO policy before bringing your wines over. You should do so with this place as well, though I am fairly certain they are in no hurry to change their present policy any time too soon.

... morgun pathi

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