Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Jumbo Seafood (Indoor Stadium)

You can never go too wrong with seafood, especially if you have slogged it out and competed at the East Coast stretch for more than 10 years. All the discerning tastebuds will ensure that only quality seafood is served at East Coast by eliminating those that do not deserve a spot there.

With its first restaurant established in 1987 at East Coast Seafood Centre, Jumbo now has 6 restaurants. We have tried most of the longstanding seafood restaurants in East Coast, and decided to go to the one at Indoor Stadium.

The Donut with Seafood Paste ($12) was different from the you tiao with seafood paste that we always order. Firstly, this is considerably bigger. Secondly, the accompanying dip is a sweet peanut prawn paste which basically tastes like rojak sauce. This is as opposed to the mayonnaise that normally comes with the you tiao.

We should have ordered 300g instead of 500g of Prawns ($30) because the prawns were huge. Very juicy and fresh. (Allergy alert!) 

This was the Fei Cui Tofu ($21) which had heaps of different mushrooms on it. The tofu (not reflected in the picture) had a layer of mashed vegetables on it and this was probably the healthiest dish we had during the meal.

We also had Broccoli with Scallop ($33). I felt that the broccoli was rather crunchy but another found that it was too hard.

The star of the show has to be the crabs. Who goes to a seafood restaurant in Singapore without ordering crabs? The Chilli Crab ($52) was spicy and had a lot of meat. We ordered some Deep Fried Mini Buns ($7 for 14) to mop up the chilli goodness.

The Black Pepper Crab ($46.80) paled a little in comparison to the chilli crab. The buttery taste was overwhelming and killed the peppery taste. The crab was not evenly coated with the black pepper which resulted in half the table saying that it was super peppery (and coughing in between) while the other half proclaiming that the chilli crab was much more cough worthy.

Together with some Ee-Fu Noodles ($15), the bill came up to $259 for seven people. By then, we were stuffed to the brim. Service was okay, although I didn't like the fact that our plates weren't regularly changed. It's typical for plates to be changed in between a few dishes but strange enough, our plates were changed only at the last dish.

Jumbo Seafood 
Various locations
Singapore Indoor Stadium
No. 2 Stadium Walk
Tel No: 6 440 3435


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