Jul 17, 2010, ST
THERE was some seriously fishy business going on at 2nd Kitchen at Balestier Road on Friday.
A 220kg Queensland Grouper from Indonesia was reeled in by the restaurant owner/chef and Queensland Grouper expert, Johnny Tan.
The fish – which is known for its springy but firm texture – is an extremely rare find. According to Chef Tan, it may take 3-5 years before one even lands such a catch.
The largest reef-dwelling fish in the world, food lovers would be glad to know that everything from the grouper’s scales to bone marrow can be eaten and cooked in a variety of ways.
Approximately 40 to 50 of Chef Tan’s regular customers have already placed reservations for a piece of this rare fish at his restaurants 2nd Kitchen in Balestier and Great Atlantis in Punggol.
Check out what this 220kg underwater giant looks like on RazorTV.