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Archive for November, 2012

Red House Seafood Restaurant

It has always been on my wish list to eat here. Dad used to meet clients at this restaurant ever since I was in Primary School and he would pack leftover crabs for us. But because it is pricey for the family, he didn’t bring us there for meals. I finally got a chance to dine there with my buddies for their birthdays. Here’s what we had:

Drunken Prawns $30 (400g)

We were first served with drunken prawns. The wine and herb based soup was fragrant. There was also sweetness from the prawns! The prawns were bigger than a medium-sized prawn. The meat was very succulent and fresh. We finished every drop of soup.

Boston Lobster noodles $68 (usual price $98)

Next came our Boston Lobster noodles. The lobster was meaty and each of the four of us had a good portion of the lobster. The noodles were cooked well to a springy texture that had properly absorbed the best of the broth. One could top up $10 for additional noodles.

Black Pepper Crab (1kg @ $50)

Black pepper crab came next. We all thought that this was one of the best black pepper crabs we had eaten. Our crabs were from Sri Lanka and they were full of succulent meat.

Chilli Crab (1kg @ $50)

Singapore’s well-known chilli crab was served next. Frankly, I’m not a chilli crab lover. I totally see no reason why it is a “must eat” dish when one visits Singapore except for the sweetly-flavoured man tou. We thought that this dish wasn’t really good. A pity the restaurant does not serve crabs cooked with salted egg yolk.

Baby Kai Lan $10

The baby kai lan was crunchy and it wasn’t oily although being stir-fried with garlic.

Service was a little slow on a Wednesday evening. We had to remind them to serve us our man tou and baby kai lan. However, it was a good meal overall.

Pickle $2.50
Tea, water and towel $1.50 per pax
Fried Man Tou $0.70 each

Prices exclude 10% service charges and 7% GST.
10% discount using OCBC credit cards.

Restaurant: Red House Seafood
Address: Blk 1204 East Coast Parkway #01-05 East Coast Seafood Centre Singapore 449882
Tel: 64423112
Website: http://www.redhouseseafood.com
Opening Hours: Mon – Fri: 12pm – 11.30pm; Sat, Sun & Public Holidays: 11.30am – 11.30pm