Celebrity Filipino chef gives a detailed guide to picking fresh seafood on a visit to a Dubai market

Buying fresh seafood is an art in itself. How do you know if the fish has been sitting on ice for long? What should good catch smell like? What are the visual and textural cues you should keep an eye out for? Do the same rules that apply to fish apply to shrimp? Every part of the fish offers you a sign about its freshness but not many of us know where to look.

Which is why we reeled in Chef John Buenaventura, Executive Chef at Hilton Abu Dhabi, Yas Island, to walk us through the massive Dubai Waterfront market in Deira, which is popularly known as the 'Deira Waterfront Market'. Having mastered the art of shopping for fish, he breaks down the process into simple tips and tricks, so you catch the freshest catch on your next trip to the fish market.