New feasts on the block

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Published Fri, Dec 13, 2013 · 10:00 PM
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Swiss Butchery

30 Greenwood Avenue

Tel 6468 7588; and

56 Tanglin Road #01-02

Tel 6235 8080

SEAFOOD in a meat shop may seem like an oxymoron, but now that beef stalwart Swiss Butchery's tied up with local fish processing plant Far Ocean, the likes of sashimi-grade tuna and scallops, swordfish and black cod can be as easy to buy as a hunk of prime rib.

It's rare to see such variety in a supermarket or gourmet shop - Far Ocean's business has been mostly export-oriented although it does supply to local restaurants such as the Kuriya Japanese group, says its managing director Henry Quek. The main draw is that the company does everything at source. The seafood comes from fishing vessels that ply the Pacific and Indian Oceans and frozen immediately on board at minus 60 deg C - similar to the method used by Japanese tuna fishermen. Far Ocean ev…

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