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Postby missis » Tue, 11 May 2010 9:39 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Sooooo, anybody wanting good service, low/no touting and a subjectively good seafood meal should ensure that this will happen by inviting Missis along, as it would seem, only a select few can sooth the savage tout! :lol:


Ha ha - smiles work wonders :)

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Postby booey » Tue, 11 May 2010 8:58 pm

jumbo seafood at dempsey is nice too!

but must book in advance to ensure a place.

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Postby paramountac » Sat, 14 Aug 2010 7:59 pm

Go to Melben in Ang mo kio. Very nice and good crabs. MUST TRY - Bee Hoon Noodles. You are hearing this from someone who love good food.

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Crab dish

Postby wineman » Sun, 24 Oct 2010 12:40 am

Have anyone try the crab dishes at Roland Restaurant (Marine Parade Central)? It has the best soup-based steamed Sri Lanka crab with rice noodles. TASTY! The restaurant captain, Thomas, claimed that he has 10 ways to serve crab dishes in his restaurant. Let me know your comment after trying.
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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 24 Oct 2010 5:40 am

Right where I sitting at the moment!

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The Eastern Shore of Maryland!

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Postby wineman » Sun, 24 Oct 2010 12:21 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Right where I sitting at the moment!

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The Eastern Shore of Maryland!


Wow! Can feed the whole town!
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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 24 Oct 2010 12:48 pm

That amount only feeds about 8 of us they way we eat them. :cool:

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Postby castadrift » Mon, 25 Oct 2010 5:24 pm

I went to No Signboard at East Coast last night and it was honestly the worst meal I've had so far in Singapore (and the most expensive). We picked it because it was the only restaurant on that stretch that didn't hassle us and because I've heard it mentioned as one of the good places to try crab. We had chili crab, sizzling tofu and an oyster sauce green veg dish. The crab was pretty average (and DEFINITELY not the 1.2kg they charged us for including the shell - more like 0.5kg) and the tofu and greens dishes was so bad I couldn't even bring myself to eat it. I ended up pouring the chili crab sauce on a bowl of rice to fill up the empty space in my stomach :(

They charged us for a plate of 10 peanuts that they put on the table as soon as we sat down (ive heard this is common here?) and they also charged us for serviettes! The whole meal cost $90 not including drinks and we all left with a bad taste in our mouths and unsatisfied stomachs - oh and a long way to get home. I dont know if it would be any better at any of the other restaurants on that stretch. They sure as hell don't count on repeat customers so i suppose it makes sense for them to be crap and expensive.

In regards to Newton Circus - (some idiot recommended it to me as a good "local" place for seafood) and i did exactly the same thing as others above - walked in, was shouted at by touts, and walked straight out again after losing my appetite.

The lesson I've learned from all this is, don't listen to hype, good restaurants are found either by luck or by recommendation from someone whose culinary taste you respect.

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Postby taitaitan » Sun, 14 Nov 2010 4:54 am

i would suggest Ming Kee Live Seafood. if you search online, you can find quite a few blogs recommending this place. i've been there personally and was really impressed. the bill came up to $200+ for 5 adults and 1 kid.

another place would be Ah Yat Seafood.

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Postby wineman » Thu, 10 Feb 2011 1:59 am

Hi
for those who like Seafood and like to dine by the sea/or straits, a new place to recommend: CHANNEL SAM.

Also they are promoting V-Day Dinner with 3-course set dinner plus a bottle of premium South African red wine from Steenberg. Yes, 1 bottle and not 1 glass. CHANNEL SAM is located at Marina Country Club (Punggol)!
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Postby zack59 » Wed, 23 Feb 2011 2:42 pm

Try in East Coast Jumbo Seafood Restaurant. You'll get to eat seafood with reasonable price.

Not expensive, near to the sea, varieties of seafood and other local dishes, and you have to taste seafood food here other than chicken rice.

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Only if you want to lick the plate!

Postby casting » Tue, 05 Apr 2011 7:38 pm

Decent in price and clean...but most impt of all....FANTASTIC CRABS!!!

Head to Master Crabs at Ghim Moh mkt.

Must try :

Salt Egg Crab
White pepper Crab
Hokkien mee

You will need to book or try going early.

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Postby lizworm » Tue, 12 Apr 2011 11:01 am

after living for many years in singapore and paying for overpriced crabs at jumbo and tourist traps, i found this coffeeshop at ang mo kio called melben seafood - i never looked back again - THE CRABS ARE SO FRESH!!!

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Postby Grumpy77 » Tue, 12 Apr 2011 8:46 pm

My must do whenever I have guests in from out-station is Eng Seng Resaurant, corner of Still Road and Joo Chiat Place. Best pepper crab in town. All bosses from Aus are taken there, cheap and good, and on their expense. Great stuff.

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Postby GracieShen » Mon, 18 Apr 2011 8:13 pm

I like it too!! Though am not a fan of crab. :)

booey wrote:jumbo seafood at dempsey is nice too!

but must book in advance to ensure a place.


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