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Seafood and buffet lovers will be thrilled to know that they can get the best of both worlds here at Plaza Brasserie, PARKROYAL on Beach Road with their special Best of Asia Seafood Fiesta from the 8th of March- 31st May 2013 with special additions to the buffet line during the Easter season and Mother’s Day where mothers will be pampered with a complimentary glass of cocktail and a return buffet voucher for Father’s Day!
Begin the seafood extravaganza by tucking into the wide variety of hot appetizers such as Tangy Crabmeat Cake with Coriander Leaves, Deep-fried Crab Claws, Gratinated Half-shell Scallops with Fresh Herbs and Baked Whole Salmon. If you prefer to start your feast on a cold note, the Black Mussels, Tiger Prawns, Australian Queen Scallops, Fresh Oysters and Flower Crabs at the Seafood on Ice section are a good way to go.
Several ‘live’ cooking stations are also available along the buffet line such as the Teppanyaki Grill, where Chef cooks a selection of Prawns, Stingray, Sotong and Salmon in front of your very eyes. This is however only available from Fridays- Sundays.
But buffet diners on the weekdays need not fret because weekday specials of Red Garoupa and Sea Bass, cooked in either Hong Kong or Thai style are equally scrumptious. I know I enjoyed my uber fresh Steamed Sea Bass with Nonya Sauce (first picture) very much!
The Laksa Lemak is also another ‘live’ station offered at the Best of Asia Seafood Fiesta where you can get your fix of this spicy coconut-based gravy noodles that is only cooked upon order. The best part about buffets is that you can go back for as many bowls as you want till you are completely satisfied!
The Pelican Seafood Bar & Grill is the latest addition to the Fullerton Waterfront. Named after the Pelican (bird) who is affectionately regarded as the symbol of nearing land and homecoming for seamen, this seafood bar too, strives to recreate the experience of an inviting and heartwarming space of comforting food for diners with their grill offerings.
Conceptualized by The Big Idea, the very same people behind Kinki, Fat Cow, Marmalade Pantry and Bedrock Bar & Grill, The Pelican is the ideal destination for an alfresco-style lunch overlooking the Waterfront and the Marina Bay Sands as well as for winding down the evening with a cocktail or two with sunset DJ sessions at the outdoor veranda. The ongoing super attractive Happy Hour 1-for-1 on house Red/White Wines, Spirits and Hoegaarden Beer on weekdays 5-8pm further sweetens the deal for this charming watering hole.
With The Pelican having such discernible emphasis on sea culture and the ocean, one must definitely not miss out on The Pelican Platter $99 which serves 2-3 people. Filled with only the best catch of raw oysters, clams, dungeness crab, poached prawns, a whole steamed whole Maine lobster, marinated conch salad and swordfish ceviche that have been prepared simply so as to allow the true and bold flavours of the fresh seafood to come through, this was simply luxuriant and pleasurable.
The Pelican Chowder $16 served here at The Pelican is a unique spin on the usual chowders that are cooked with milk or cream. Served as a clear broth instead, this variant believed to be done Manhattan style, is a healthy and lighter alternative to those who love their thickened seafood stew but without the added calories.
Burger & Lobster has no actual food menu. Quite ironic for a restaurant but that’s just how they roll. Three main items for £20 each- Burger, Lobster and Lobster Roll. And if you arrive a little after 6.30pm, be prepared for at least a 45min wait.
I did a little research online and came here for a pre-theatre dinner. We were scheduled to watch Jersey Boys at the Prince Edward Theatre which was conveniently located just two streets away. We reached before 6pm and was quickly ushered to a two-seater. The place by this time was already almost filled and mind you, it was a weekday night.
Taking the advice from online reviews, we decided to cut to the chase and only order the lobster. Grilled for my sister and steamed for me with garlic and lemon butter. Special lobster tools such as claw crackers, lobster forks, wet wipes are also provided for that whole complete experience, and of course for practical reasons too. Tie on your disposable bib if you are afraid that things might get too messy.
There was surprisingly not much waiting time and within 5 minutes of placing our orders, we were served with two stunning silver platters of bold orange-red coloured lobsters, salad and fries.
The portion was extremely generous for £20 and you will definitely feel like you are getting a bang for your buck. Starting with the sides, the fries were overflowing, crunchy and extremely salty. I did end up feeling very thirsty throughout the whole night but there is no denying how delicious those fries were. The salad too was refreshing and had a lovely balsamic dressing which added a nice acidity to those leaves and croutons.
An Exquisite Taste Of Hairy Crabs
At Paradise Pavilion, Taste Paradise and Canton Paradise
From 1 October to 30 November 2012
Hairy crab season is back again! And this time, it is bigger and better. The Paradise Group has imported 3X more of these tufted crustaceans from the Yangcheng Lake in Suzhou as compared to last year just for you! And together with the team led by Executive Chef Fung Chi Keung, three of the eight brands belonging to The Paradise Group will be featuring dishes that have been specially created to allow you to thoroughly enjoy the fresh sweet crab meat and the richness of its roe.
Customers wanting to enjoy the whole Hairy Crab experience have a choice between 2 set menus at both Paradise Pavilion and Taste Paradise and 1 set menu at Canton Paradise. These set menus include six courses that have been chosen from the Hairy Crab A La Carte menu, put together to showcase this Shanghainese delicacy.
Paradise Pavilion Hairy Crabs | Set Menu A
$98++ per person without wines
$158 ++ per person with wine pairings
Steamed Xiao Long Bao with Hairy Crab Roe 生拆大闸蟹粉小笼包 | $10++ for 4 pcs A La Carte
While I pride myself at skillfully eating a Xiao Long Bao by first biting a tiny hole at the corner and sipping up the soup before popping the whole dumpling into my mouth with sliced ginger, this version was bursting with the orange-tinged flavoursome broth that was simply overflowing once I bit my signature hole. I do however have to comment that despite the amount of broth in the dumpling, the delicate skin did not break when I picked it up while the consistency remained thin and not starchy. The broth was amazingly sweet and delicious due to the copious amount of crab roe in it that gave the minced pork a lot more texture too!
Braised Shark’s Fin Soup with Hairy Crab Roe 红烧生拆蟹粉鱼翅 | $68++ A La Carte
The bright orange colour of this shark’s fin soup is one to pop out when this bowl first reaches you. Thick broth with a silken smooth texture, the shark’s fin-hairy crab roe combination was a luscious one. Aficionados will love how the addition of the crab roe brings out the richness and flavours of the broth. And with chunky cuts of shark’s fins found in the soup, the Chinese will love this one.
Claiming to be ‘The Crab Specialist’ as evident from their huge signboard at the coffee shop, Master Crab has earned a reputation of serving up one of the best Salted Egg Yolk Crabs in the country. It is easy to conclude that Master Crab Seafood Restaurant is a favourite among the heartlanders, judging by the dozens who flock to Ghim Moh every evening for Cze Char.
The atmosphere here is boisterous, noisy and lively, just like any other regular crowded coffee shop. What’s noticeably different however from other regular coffee shops, is that every table has at least a huge crab as the center piece with everyone around the table, holding a part of the crab and eating with their gravy-stained fingers with satisfied and contented smiles on their face, truly bringing out the meaning of ‘finger-lickin’ good’.
We came here on a Monday night at about 6pm and quite many tables were already filled with people feasting on their crabs. Crabs here sell for $48/kg for regular sizes or $55/kg for the bigger ones. The trick however is that the minimal order for the regular sized ones were 2 and if you wanted only 1 crab, you had to get the $55/kg. Unless, as the lady who took our order suggested, since we were ordering crabs in two different styles, we could have 3 regular sized crabs and they would split 1 1/2 each for each style of cooking.
The first order that arrived was the Hot Plate Beancurd $9. A usual order for most cze char meals, this tofu dish with prawns smelled really good when it first appeared though we all thought that the colour looked a bit fake and artificial. Nothing to complain about but also nothing much to rave about this one.