Seafood is an essential part of Peranakan cuisine, and great fish restaurants are everywhere in Singapore. When you look at the map of Southeast Asia, it's obvious that the Lion City's diet should revolve around the sea. Surrounded by ocean, for hundreds of years the locals harvested shrimp, squid, fish and clams. As Indian and Malay visitors arrived, they created a unique fusion of recipes and tastes, before Spanish, Italian, French and American chefs came to join the party. This all combines to mean that contemporary fish restaurants are one of Singapore's gastronomic highlights.