Best black pepper crabs 2012-07-27
For a more detailed review with photos, please check out http://thehungrybunnie.blogspot.com/2011/10/jumbo-seafood-east-coast-seafood-centre.html
While I like the seaside locale of the restaurant, I'm not a fan of the extremely cramped configuration of the dining tables. I suppose it's a profit-driven ploy to maximise business with whatever space they have, but I could hear everything the tables surrounding us were saying!
1) Ginger and Onion Fish Fillet ($14) - The fish is sliced thickly, smooth and soft in texture, and slightly coated in a delicate savoury spring onion and ginger-tinged oyster sauce
2) Beef Fillet with Pepper Sauce ($9 each fillet, minimum of 2 pieces). The grilled beef was flavoursome enough on its own, tender to the bite and had a smoky charred edge. No need for the straight-out-of-a-can-tasting pepper gravy
3) Mixed Mushrooms with Beancurd ($14) was nice as a normal cze char fare, even if it wasn't the most refined dish. The beancurd tasted refried, as the crisp skin was a tad chewy. That said, the shimeiji and enoki mushrooms provided a luxe element to the starchy oyster sauce gravy
4) Black Pepper Sri Lankan King Crab ($42 per kg) - MUST-TRY here, the crabs are always sweet, meaty and fleshy, with a coating of fiery peppery sauce to complement the sweetness of the crustacean