A superb seafood dinner with long-time friends at Captain K Seafood Tower.
This dinner took place in early February this year, the occasion being a belated birthday celebration for a JC friend.
To cut to the chase, I wasn’t too enthusiastic about this meal because I seldom eat seafood. I particularly dislike shellfish.
But oh, how enjoyable the dinner turned out to be! The superb freshness of Captain K’s seafood ensured that even someone like me could have a feast. I haven’t eaten that many prawns and mussels in ages.
The innovative “tower” concept was also fun and exciting. While my mates and I knew what each “tier” contained, we still oooh-ed whenever the contents of one were revealed.
Naturally, the rich soup at the bottom of it all was the perfect finish to our gathering.
Captain K Seafood Tower Menu and Interior
From the restaurant’s website, I read that Captain K began as a hole-in-the-wall establishment in 2016.
Well, what they have now at Middle Road is certainly no hole. While not large, this Korean-style seafood restaurant is spacious and with a homely feel. There’s also an icy counter display and sauce station.
“Tiered” Seafood Discoveries
We ordered the 4-tier medium-size tower, i.e., the Antarctic Tower Set, since there were just four of us. We also opted for “densely” flavoured Ginseng Chicken soup as the base broth.
Base broth as in, a table-top heater keeps the soup warm throughout, with the resulting steam then constantly circulating within the stacked tower to keep everything warm and flavourful. It’s an interesting concept and while I didn’t end up tasting ginseng with every bite, everything in the tiers was indeed kept fresh and juicy. Very yummy too.
What a wonderful seafood dinner this truly was!
Captain K Seafood Tower is at 112 Middle Rd, #01-00A Midland House, Singapore 188970. Here’s the link to their page.
Update 2022: Regrettably, Captain K Seafood Tower ceased operations in April 2022. Hopefully, they’d reopen somewhere else in Singapore in the future.