Siong Tong Gai 蒲种上汤街, well-known for its steam-cooked seafood and fish dishes in Malaysia, has opened its first Singapore outlet at 313@somerset basement.

Since its establishment in 2008, Siong Tong Gai has captured the hearts of food lovers with its exquisite fresh steamed fish in superior broth and other dishes.

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Famous for bringing live fish straight to the table, one of its signature dishes is the “Steamed 3 Treasures”.

This features a luxurious mix of squid, prawns, clams, and a choice of fresh fish like Patin, Jade Perch or Soon Hock, all cooked in a rich broth to bring out the natural flavours.

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In addition to seafood, the restaurant offers a variety of other beloved dishes.

These include Oat Prawns, Salted Egg Squid, Steamed Clams with Egg, Steamed Kampung Chicken, Deep Fried Pork Belly, and delicately smooth Tofu topped with crispy dried shrimps and meat.

With the motto “Your Wish Our Fish”, let’s check out some of the signature dishes at Siong Tong Gai Singapore:

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Signature Steamed Fish (varying prices depending on the fish)
Customers can choose from a variety of fresh fish, from Soon Hock, Jade Perch, Patin, Red Tilapia, Golden Snapper, Turbot, Star Grouper, to Live Leopard Coral Grouper.

This comforting fish dish centres around a soup base that has been perfected over 30 years by the founder, featuring a secret recipe that remains closely guarded.

The fish is served on a hotpot burner, and so the soup stays warm throughout the meal.

I chose the Patin fish, known for its smooth texture and mild flavour, steamed to retain its moisture and tenderness.

You would find the broth clear, mellow yet very flavourful, enhancing the natural flavours of the fresh Patin fish.

This broth enriches the fish and cleverly masks any earthiness, which can sometimes be off-putting in freshwater fish.

Additional ingredients like conspicuous amounts of garlic, ginger, spring onions, and chili padi are added on top.

And as the soup boils further, you get that bit of garlic and chilli flavours within which is extra shiok to have during cooler weathers.

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Fresh Water Prawn with Soy Sauce ($29.00)
The prawns are deep-fried in high heat to maintain firm texture that’s neither too soft nor too rubbery.

They are further wok-fried with a special soy sauce mix (think there is a bit of dark soy sauce added), which adds a rich umami and sweet flavour that complements the natural sweetness of the prawns.

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Sweet & Sour Popcorn Pork ($20.80)
The classic gu lou yuk, and I found the pork to be leaner and less fatty than usual. There is also a chicken version.

The pieces are lightly battered and deep-fried until crispy, providing a satisfying crunch with each bite.

It is then coated in a savoury-sweet sauce that boasts a slight tang – very addictive and I finished the plate within minutes.

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Signature Fish Maw Tofu Pot ($21.80)
A comforting ensemble perfect for those who appreciate subtle flavours.

The fish maw, known for its gelatinous texture, pairs wonderfully with the soft, silky tofu.

A warming dish, ideal for sharing and typically enjoyed with rice to soak up its flavourful broth.

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Crispy Homemade Tofu with Minced Meat ($13.80)
The tofu, made in-house, is soft and delicate inside with a crispy outer layer.

It is garnished with chopped scallions and deep-fried dried shrimps, which lend a crunch and a boost of flavour.

The dish is mildly flavoured with soy sauce and shallot oil, highlighting the natural taste of the tofu. I would say this is a must-have here.

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3 Treasure Vegetable ($12.80)
The three treasures combine Dou Miao (or sweet pea sprouts) with fresh white and brown shimeji mushrooms.

The Dou Miao brings a crisp, slightly sweet freshness that contrasts nicely with the earthy, tender shimeji mushrooms.

The vegetables are lightly sautéed, with just a hint of garlic and soy sauce added to enhance without overwhelming the delicate taste.

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Steamed Egg ($10.80)
Simplicity at its finest. This egg is silky-smooth, with a custard-like texture that melts in your mouth.

A comfort food, evoking a homely feeling like what ah-ma would prepare at home.

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For individual diners, you can head over during 11am to 5pm to experience sets from $9.80.

These include Sweet & Sour Popcorn Pork, Spicy Fried Chicken with French Bean, Fried Chicken with Creamy Salted Egg, Pork Belly with Salted Fish, Fish Maw Tofu, to Indonesian Curry Clams Set.

Star Dishes of June Promotion, each at $39.90++ (from 11am – 5pm, promo not available on PH)
Mon: Signature Steam Sea Bass ($39.90++)
Tues: Fried Sea Bass with Supreme Soy Sauce ($39.90++)
Wed: Signature Steam Three Treasures ($39.90++)
Thurs: Steamed Sea Bass with Supreme Soy Sauce ($39.90++)

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Siong Tong Gai Singapore
313@somerset B3-02/03/04/05/06, 313 Orchard Road, Singapore 238895
Opening Hours: 11am – 10pm (Mon – Sun)

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* This entry is brought to you in partnership with Siong Tong Gai.

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