Alert all salmon lovers, a new breed of premium salmon from Norway is now available in Singapore, aptly named as the Aurora Salmon. theRantingPanda was invited to the launch of the Aurora Salmon last week and I must say it was an eye opening experience.The presenters from the Norwegian Seafood Council was sharing some facts about the Aurora Salmon, which we learned is a premium sashimi-grade salmon that is known for its preferred colour and taste, higher Omega-3 fat content and unique farming location – under the Northern Lights. It takes only 48 hours from the Aurora Salmon to arrive in our sunny shores, which I think is very fast considering the distance and logistics involved, just to ensure only the freshest salmon is served.
There was a short inaugural slicing of the huge Salmon fish were the chef showcased their prowess.Finally ready to be served!The moment I was waiting for is no doubt to try this this premium salmon, so imagine my excitement that a five course salmon set awaits!
The Aurora Salmon Salad is the appetiser, which I totally love for a start. I have tried other Sashimi Salads before but this version leaves an impression because of the freshness of the salmon as well as the unique dressing of the salad.My most anticipated dish is predictably the Aurora Salmon Sashimi, which in my opinion is the best way to taste the salmon. I was in awe with the quality of the Aurora Salmon, which is really fresh to the max. The taste of the salmon fat is also noticeably stronger than the usual salmon sashimi I have tried before, given that this is not even the salmon belly. So thumbs up to the Aurora Salmon!We also had the Aurora Salmon Miso Soup.As if there is not enough salmon, the Grilled Teriyaki Salmon is another way of tasting the Aurora Salmon. Like I mentioned, I think trying it in the sashimi or sushi way is the best to get the most out of the taste, which is why I am not particularly impressed with the teriyaki version.And my second favourite dish of the day is the Assorted Aurora Salmon Sushi, which comes in various forms such as the normal Salmon Sushi, Aburi Salmon and Roasted Salmon. They are all very yummy, which is a great way to taste the quality of this premium salmon as well if sashimi is not your preference.We really had a great time tasting the Aurora Salmon and feel extremely privileged to be invited to be part of the inaugural food tasters of this brand of salmon. I think it is really worth trying at least once, and don’t get it wrong that it is out of reach for most of us because the prices are fairly reasonable as compared to the usual sushi bars or chains in shopping malls. If there is one point to rant, I think it is not widely available enough as of now! We would also like to thank Janice for extending the invitation.
The Aurora Salmon will be available in stores every Friday to Sunday at all Kuriya Japanese Fish Markets in Singapore. Below are the locations: