The World Really Is In Your Oysters, Men! – Oyster Bar & Grill Wharf

It’s no longer a myth! Wanna be a Casanova? Eat this! 😉

Do you like the fresh taste of the sea-sweetness and the slippery silky texture of raw oysters?

Oyster Bar & Grill Wharf

I love raw oysters but these were a little too skinny, not luscious enough for me.

Oyster Bar & Grill Wharf

Many will tell you they still believe it is a myth but how many will tip the shell and slurp 50 of these every morning? Hahaha…

“*Casanova, the 18th century lover who used to breakfast on 50 oysters, has been vindicated by a study that proves they really are aphrodisiacs. And spring, the scientists say, is the time of year the shellfish have their greatest aphrodisiac quality.

The team of American and Italian researchers analysed bivalve molluscs – a group of shellfish that includes oysters – and found they were rich in rare amino acids that trigger increased levels of sex hormones. The link was announced to 15,000 scientists in San Diego, California, at a meeting of the American Chemical Society in 2005.

Mollusc in general are rich in rare amino acids, D-aspartic acid (D-Asp) and N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA), that trigger increased levels of sex hormones.

“They are not the normal amino acids that Mother Nature uses,” said Dr Fisher. “You can’t just find them in a vitamin shop.”

The scientists stressed that the oysters have to be eaten raw to be most effective. Cooking them reduces the quantity of D-Asp and NDMA molecules.

Previous speculation about the powers of oysters has centred on the refuelling powers of their high zinc content. Zinc is found in sperm and men lose between one and three milligrams per ejaculation.” – excerpts from The Telegraph UK (read more here: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/1486054/Raw-oysters-really-are-aphrodisiacs-say-scientists-and-now-is-the-time-to-eat-them.html)

Did you know that the famous 18th century lover Casanova was Giovanni Giacomo (1725–1798) originally Giacomo Girolamo Casanova ; alias Jean-Jacques, Chevalier de Seingalt Ital. adventurer & memoirist?

Oyster Bar & Grill Wharf

Liver is one of my favourite offal/organ food and this foie gras was duck not goose liver.
Not as rich and smooth but my cravings were satisfied.

Oyster Bar & Grill Wharf

Mushroom risotto croquette.
I prefer these better to the usual potato mash.

Oyster Bar & Grill Wharf

Steamed mussels in wine.
The oysters did not satisfy me so I had another round of mollusc, this time mussels.
They were small but tasty and the gravy was souper! (pun intended).

Oyster Bar & Grill Wharf

There was a promotion going on when I visited and it came with a bottle of Chardonnay.
Chablis was good and in the end, my friend and I had another bottle of Chardonnay to drink.

Oyster Bar & Grill Wharf

Excellent staff service!

Oyster Bar & Grill Wharf

Oyster Bar & Grill Wharf

The food was not bad but I wouldn’t make a purposeful trip for the oysters even though it is an oyster bar. Maybe the day I visited was not a cargo day. Whatever the reason, for oysters, I would go to Luke’s (see link below). The service, however, was good! It was so good, we ordered another bottle of wine to chill and relax after dinner.

Oyster Bar & Grill Wharf
Address: 60 Robertson Quay
#01-01, The Quayside.
Singapore 238252.

Tel: (+65) 62352466

Operating hours: 12pm – 2am

Happy eating and bonding 😀

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One Response to “The World Really Is In Your Oysters, Men! – Oyster Bar & Grill Wharf”
  1. michael_e says:

    At my age I need more than an aphrodisiac,
    however, as a lover of raw oysters I don’t need an excuse
    to munch a bunch… Pleasant dreams … ME

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