Tan Yu 探鱼 (Westgate) – Chongqing Grilled Fish

Tan Yu - Restaurant Front

Tan Yu 探鱼 created quite a stir in Singapore when it opened its first outlet in 313@Somerset. Many Singaporeans queued for hours to get a taste of the famous Chongqing grilled fish.

Now that Tan Yu has opened 2 new outlets in Westgate and Bugis Junction, I can finally try their baked fish without queuing for hours. 

Tan Yu - Restaurant InteriorI don’t know about the other 2 outlets but I really like the interior design of the Westgate outlet. The floor is carpeted with red and blue Tan Yu logo design which makes the restaurant feel very cozy. The restaurant is decorated with vintage knick-knacks such as GUNDAM figurines and cassette tape players. 

Tan Yu - MenuAs the name suggests, Tan Yu is all about grilled fish. You not only get to choose the flavor of grilled fish, you also get to choose the type of fish. There are 4 types of fish to choose from:  Limbo Fish 凌波鱼, Qingjiang Fish 清江鱼, Limbo Fish Fillet 凌波鱼柳 and Sea Bass Fish 金目鲈.

Now it’s time to choose the flavor of the grill. The non-spicy option is Grilled Fish with Soy Sauce 酱香烤鱼, but my girlfriend recommended that we get Grilled Fish with Fresh Green Pepper instead. There are altogether 10 styles  to choose from, so there should be something for everyone.

Tan Yu - Grilled Fish with Fresh Green Pepper 1Even though the Limbo Fish that we ordered was covered with a layer of green pepper and chopped green chilli, it is actually more numbing than spicy. 

The last step is to choose the vegetable and/or meat add-ons which not only gives you a more balanced diet but enhances the flavour of the fish as well. If you can’t decide on what to order, just get the Golden Combination [S$12.90] which includes golden mushroom, potato, lotus root and crab stick. 

Tan Yu - Grilled Lamb

Tan Yu - Grilled Eggplant

We also ordered Grilled Lamb [S$6.90 for 3 pieces] and Grilled Eggplant [S$4.90]. The lamb skewers are a far cry from the juicy ones I had at Dong Bei Ren Jia 东北人家. Grilled eggplant is superb with golden minced garlic spread on top of the eggplant. 

Tan Yu - Lemon & Lime DrinkDrinks-wise, I highly recommend the refreshing Lemon & Lime Drink [S$4.80]. This sweet and sour drink cuts through the oiliness of the baked fish, leaving you refreshed. 

Tan Yu 探鱼 (Westgate) 

Address: 3 Gateway Drive, Westgate #B1-01/02, Singapore 608532

Telephone: 62506656

Opening Hours: Daily 11.30am – 9pm

Tan Yu 探鱼 (313@Somerset)

Address: 313 Orchard Road, 313@Somerset #B3-30, Singapore 238895

Telephone: 65098887

Opening Hours: Daily 11.30am – 9pm

Tan Yu 探鱼 (Bugis Junction) 

Address: 200 Victoria Street, Bugis Junction #02-45, Singapore 188021

Telephone: 62655655

Opening Hours: Daily 11.30am – 9.30pm


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