Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Jumbo Seafood

Realised it's been a long time since I've had seafood so was very glad when an opportunity to indulge came by recently... it's been even longer since I've been to the Seafood Centre at East Coast! Was very surprised by how crowded Jumbo was - tables spilling out of the restaurant and a (short) wait for a table despite a reservation...

Boy, did we have a feast! Here's what we ordered :

Drunken prawns (300g) $19.50 - I was a bit worried that it would be served the old school way where they bring a bowl of jumping live prawns and mix it up with the liquor in front of you (just slightly disturbing, if you ask me), but it came fully cooked. Quite yummy, but not much of the liquor taste so I don't quite see the whole point of the "drunken" bit. Or maybe I should have drank up the soup...

Black Pepper Crab (1.1kg) $36.30 and Yu Tiao $8. I haven't had Black Pepper Crab in literally years! Have fond childhood memories of my favourite Black Pepper Crab at Long Beach... The Black Pepper Crab here was pretty decent - but I remember Black Pepper Crab being much hotter when I was younger, or maybe my tastebuds were not used to spicy stuff then :) The Korean couple sitting next to us were so intrigued by the Yu Tiao that they pointed it out to the waitress and ordered it too!

We also had Garlic Fried Dou Miao $10 and 10 sticks of Chicken & Beef Satay $6 but somehow still found space in our stomachs for Sambal Crayfish $16 and 3 Fried Man-tou $1.20... I didn't try the Crayfish but couldn't stop myself from dipping the Man-tou into the Sambal sauce - one of my favourite parts of eating seafood :)

In case you were wondering, there were *only* three of us eating all that food... apparently I'm not the only person who eats a lot :D It came up to about $34 per person - much less than I expected. There's an upcoming post on more seafood at Long Beach :)

Jumbo Seafood
1206 East Coast Parkway
#01-08 Seafood Centre
Tel : 64423435


Joe said...


oops. Ah crap.

*wipes drool off keyboard*

Kenneth said...

Let's go Roland Restaurant!

Esther said...

Pepper crab for the third time this month - my cholesterol is going to go through the roof! But definitely yes to Roland! :)

tumbler said...

how can you eat drunken prawns without drinking the soup??!!