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My daughter wanted to buy dinner for family + close family friends at ban leong wah hoe to celebrate an occasion. we went there for a 7pax dinner on 18.10.2015. ^^I noticed also the absence of pricing in the menu. i think that is quite an unacceptable practice today in zi char, restaurant or hawker centre, haha! so that’s why ther eare so many reviews about non transparency.We found the service ok actually, no nasty lady boss. service was ok & kind of expected for a zi char place.but the place w
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My daughter wanted to buy dinner for family + close family friends at ban leong wah hoe to celebrate an occasion. we went there for a 7pax dinner on 18.10.2015. ^^

I noticed also the absence of pricing in the menu. i think that is quite an unacceptable practice today in zi char, restaurant or hawker centre, haha! so that’s why ther eare so many reviews about non transparency.

We found the service ok actually, no nasty lady boss. service was ok & kind of expected for a zi char place.

but the place was quite crowded, so people were coming. youngest daughter managed to find street parking on the next street from casuarina road.
food though was quite poor. quite below the standards of the usual zi char places like – Two chefs, keng eng kee, kok sen, whampoa keng fish head steamboat.

butter prawns was poor. quite dry. maybe should have ordered cereal prawns instead. the breadcrumbs were the tasty bits so that said much about the prawns.

chilli crab? ok i guess. the sauce was quite tasty like any chilli crab, not spicy at all (i prefer spicy!)

crabs were good though, firm & meaty! ^^
this crab made me appreciate my friend alan’s homecooked crabs even more. his chilli crab sauce had more intense & lingering crustaceans flavours whereas this sauce was mostly sauce just some crab taste.
alan’s crabs themselves though were not as good, not so “solid”. it could be that the sauce flavours were more intense because he used a lot of crabs (6 crabs!).

anyway ban leong wah hoe’s chilli crab sauce was still nice, and great with the toasted “mantou” buns.

prawn past chicken or har jeon gai was tasty, nice flavours.

but the breading was not great, hard & crusty. actually our friend (my daughter’s guests for the evening) does a much better fried chicken, and so does my helper.

dou miao was mediocre, i think quite poor. i can do a better fried dish with more wok hae anytime.

the tofu dish was almost not edible, hopeless dish! chunky roasted pork (& a quite bad roast pork to boot!). not sure how to comment on this.
basically quite poor for zi char.

mee sua with quails eggs was supposed to be a singature dish??
it was ok, edible, but i won’t even say competent.

2 crabs were S$120. not cheap but i supposed ok. dinner for 7pax was S$222 or thereabout, so like S$32pax.

a very far cry from my recent zi char dinner at whampoa keng fish head steamboat, which also cost S$33pax

i guess sometimes it depends on whether we order the correct dishes. still, based on this quite poor experience, this is a place where i have no interest to try again.
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2013-12-15 282 views
we are back again to dine at Ban Leong Wah Seafood to eat their Famous Chilli Crabs The place is packed full of people we waited for 20-30 min before we can make order The chilli crab serve is fresh and the meat is soft , i like the chilli sauce it was spicy and when dip with fried mantou taste so delicious that you cant stop til last drop of sauce
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we are back again to dine at Ban Leong Wah Seafood to eat their Famous Chilli Crabs

The place is packed full of people we waited for 20-30 min before we can make order

The chilli crab serve is fresh and the meat is soft , i like the chilli sauce it was spicy and when dip with fried mantou taste so delicious that you cant stop til last drop of sauce
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2013-10-05 248 views
Always drove past whenever i'm at Thomson area. Think i've been here once before quite long ago so i'm quite glad to be back again to try out the food. I've heard good reviews for their crabs and prawn paste chicken so definitely on the list! Then we order some other dishes too such as claypot tofu, mee sua ( birthday noodle ), frog leg with chicken essence, just to name some =) I must say the food here are generally pretty good. Quite nice and flavorful. I really like the prawn paste chicken w
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Always drove past whenever i'm at Thomson area. Think i've been here once before quite long ago so i'm quite glad to be back again to try out the food.

I've heard good reviews for their crabs and prawn paste chicken so definitely on the list! Then we order some other dishes too such as claypot tofu, mee sua ( birthday noodle ), frog leg with chicken essence, just to name some =)

I must say the food here are generally pretty good. Quite nice and flavorful. I really like the prawn paste chicken which seems strongly recommended here from reviews online. It's super yummy and i could easily eat a few on my own. Haha!

Parking may be an issue if you come late but otherwise i like the location cause it's not far from my place.

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Ban Leong Wah Hoe Seafood is a Zi Char place at Casuarina Road, famous for crabs, especially their Chilli Crabs and Black Pepper Crabs which are both highly recommended! I would also recommend you to order their fried man tous if you are having the crabs as they goes extremely well with the gravy! Another highly recommended dish is their prawn paste chicken. Must-try!
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Ban Leong Wah Hoe Seafood is a Zi Char place at Casuarina Road, famous for crabs, especially their Chilli Crabs and Black Pepper Crabs which are both highly recommended! I would also recommend you to order their fried man tous if you are having the crabs as they goes extremely well with the gravy!

Another highly recommended dish is their prawn paste chicken. Must-try!
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2013-06-27 122 views
We visited this popular zi char place for dinner and the place was very packed full of hungry diners. The hot plate tofu is pretty nice, with the sauce going very well with our fried rice or white rice. The standard greens were average. The highlight of the night was certainly the chilli crabs. The sauce itself was pretty good as we could taste the chilli padi within the sweet tasting sauce itself. The crabs were fresh and we had a good time dipping our man tou into the sauce.
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We visited this popular zi char place for dinner and the place was very packed full of hungry diners. The hot plate tofu is pretty nice, with the sauce going very well with our fried rice or white rice. The standard greens were average. The highlight of the night was certainly the chilli crabs. The sauce itself was pretty good as we could taste the chilli padi within the sweet tasting sauce itself. The crabs were fresh and we had a good time dipping our man tou into the sauce.
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2012-11-10 59 views
Another visit back to Ban Leong Wah Hoe Seafood 万隆华和海鲜菜馆. We visited the Zi Char restaurant on a Saturday evening too. The place was packed and all the tables were occupied.Huge crabs in tanks. This is essential as almost every table has crab dish on it!Part of the menu. As this was our 2nd visit, we had a rough idea on what to order and what not too. The first post can be found here.The Hot Plate Beancurd was as deletable as before. The sauce is best paired with plain rice. Prawn Paste Chicken
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Another visit back to Ban Leong Wah Hoe Seafood 万隆华和海鲜菜馆. We visited the Zi Char restaurant on a Saturday evening too. The place was packed and all the tables were occupied.

Huge crabs in tanks. This is essential as almost every table has crab dish on it!

Part of the menu. As this was our 2nd visit, we had a rough idea on what to order and what not too. The first post can be found here.

The Hot Plate Beancurd was as deletable as before. The sauce is best paired with plain rice.
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Prawn Paste Chicken Wings (Har Cheong Gai) was served pipping hot. The chicken wings were coated and marinated with prawn paste before being deep fried. On the exterior, it was crispy and fragrant. In the interior, the meat was fragrant, tender and full of natural juice.

The Birthday Noodles which was essentially Mee Sua fried with prawns, squid, beansprouts, quail eggs and fish slices. An interesting dish that suits our palate.

Their stirred fried vegetables here are surprisingly good. The Baby Kai Lan was still crunchy. The dish as a whole was tasty and not overly salty. Simple and good.
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At last, we get to try the La La Clams. This dish was excellent! The la la clams were bigger than what is normally served in the other restaurants and were very fresh and 'meaty'. (Why did we order only $10? We should have ordered more!).
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Huge Black Pepper Crab which did not disappoint. I like the sauce as it was finger licking good as what I described in my last post. The crab was very fresh and meaty!
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Leaving the best for the last. The Butter Crab was amazingly delicious! It was not the usual creamy version that most restaurant serves. Instead it was deep fried. Each piece of crab was well-coated with the butter batter and fried till fragrant. Despite being deep fried, the crab was still incredibly tender, juicy and sweet. Adding on, the crab was huge, meaty and fresh. Amazingly, meat did not stuck to the shells (which is not the norm for a fried crab dish). There were lots of buttery fritters at the side. They were crispy and sinfully delicious. The unique buttery fragrant made the buttery fritters so addictive that once you start, you can't stop. A must try! (Bern from The Hungry Bunny mentioned that this is their best dish. Totally spot on! Thanks for the recommendation!)

The Butter Crab and Black Pepper Crab cost $86. Well worth the price.

The food here is real value for money. There are two dishes that are a must try over here. They are the Butter Crab and La La Clams. This time round, the service experienced was not as smooth sailing as before. The lady taking the order was showing an attitude and was impatient. It was also hard to get the attention of the staff. Worth coming down more often for the food here despite the service? The answer is a resounding Yes!

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this is one of the authentic teochew zh-char restaurant in singapore. one of the best dishes is the glutinous rice in intestine. I love this dish for sure. hey r well staffed thus service is actually pretty good for a tze char kindda place. Lots of big tables for big groups and the location makes the place rather quaint.Of course the food has to be up to mark. I have no complaints in this department. We ordered a mini-storm..
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this is one of the authentic teochew zh-char restaurant in singapore. one of the best dishes is the glutinous rice in intestine. I love this dish for sure. hey r well staffed thus service is actually pretty good for a tze char kindda place. Lots of big tables for big groups and the location makes the place rather quaint.

Of course the food has to be up to mark. I have no complaints in this department. We ordered a mini-storm..
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Went over to Ban Leong Wah Hoe Seafood for a little catch up with friends on a friday for dinnerThe restaurant was located slightly far away from thomson plaza and have to take a bus over and luckily it was located near a busstop because it was our first time going there. The restaurant is a good place for gathering The restaurant was like your typical tze char restaurant but the food was nice and it is quite worth the price IF YOU'RE GOING WITH A GROUP OF FRIENDS or a groupWe ordered some clayp
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Went over to Ban Leong Wah Hoe Seafood for a little catch up with friends on a friday for dinner
The restaurant was located slightly far away from thomson plaza and have to take a bus over and luckily it was located near a busstop because it was our first time going there.
The restaurant is a good place for gathering
The restaurant was like your typical tze char restaurant but the food was nice and it is quite worth the price IF YOU'RE GOING WITH A GROUP OF FRIENDS or a group
We ordered some claypot vegetables, cereal prawns, stir fry vegetables (kang kong) and also the hot plate beancurd
The food was nice and the portions were large that each dish could fill up all 8 of us
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This restaurant is very popular for celebration or gathering. You will be able to spot groups of family else colleagues having their dinner here. The restaurant is always fill with laughter and chit-chatting as though you are in a market place. Comes weekends it is always fill with people.However, I felt that this restaurant is probably slightly over rated. I tried their crabs before and indeed it was nice. But beside the crabs I found their other dishes quite ordinary.Kang Kong $6You Tiao $6Th
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This restaurant is very popular for celebration or gathering. You will be able to spot groups of family else colleagues having their dinner here. The restaurant is always fill with laughter and chit-chatting as though you are in a market place.
Comes weekends it is always fill with people.

However, I felt that this restaurant is probably slightly over rated. I tried their crabs before and indeed it was nice. But beside the crabs I found their other dishes quite ordinary.
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Kang Kong $6
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You Tiao $6

The You Tiao is one of the chef recommendation and I found it weird why does the chef recommend such a dish that don't really stand out.
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Hot Plate Beancurd $10

The sauce of the beancurd has a pinch of curry like flavour in it.
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Cereal Prawn $15

The best part of having cereal prawn is the cereal itself. Normally when we order cereal prawn don't we always taste 1 spoonful of cereal first rather than having the prawn itself right? But the cereal prawn here somehow lack of that touch. You just can't dig enough cereal here. The prawn itself without the shell is kind of tastless.

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a couple of us were craving for some delicious seafood and zi char but we were lazy to drive into Malaysia. We wanted to go to no signboard but it was kind of pricey, so someone suggested ban leong. I never heard of the place, so I just simply tagged along in the car. When we got there, there were so many people… finally we got a seat, I ordered my favourite chicken wings. I love the juiciness of their chicken. The crispy skin is so fattening but super delicious! There were so many nice dishes t
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a couple of us were craving for some delicious seafood and zi char but we were lazy to drive into Malaysia. We wanted to go to no signboard but it was kind of pricey, so someone suggested ban leong. I never heard of the place, so I just simply tagged along in the car. When we got there, there were so many people… finally we got a seat, I ordered my favourite chicken wings. I love the juiciness of their chicken. The crispy skin is so fattening but super delicious! There were so many nice dishes too like the sambal kang kong, drunken prawns and chilli crab.
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my boss took everyone in the company for an awesome dinner. we went to ban leong seafood for some zi char dinner. my favourite dish of the day was the sambal kang kong. it was very crispy not soggy and the sambal sauce they fried it with was not too spicy, just nice. it goes really well with rice as well! i give it two thumbs up!
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my boss took everyone in the company for an awesome dinner. we went to ban leong seafood for some zi char dinner. my favourite dish of the day was the sambal kang kong. it was very crispy not soggy and the sambal sauce they fried it with was not too spicy, just nice. it goes really well with rice as well! i give it two thumbs up!
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My frens brought me to Ban Leong about 2 years ago .. 2 weeks after we had dinner at Jumbo Seafood. They told me there's a place where the drunken prawns are really nice and it's much cheaper than the popular seafood restaurants!Indeed, the prawns are big and fresh and the taste is pretty much similar to what Jumbo has! The La La, Fried Mee Suah are all the regular dishes we have everytime we are there. I didn't think the crab is good though..
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My frens brought me to Ban Leong about 2 years ago .. 2 weeks after we had dinner at Jumbo Seafood. They told me there's a place where the drunken prawns are really nice and it's much cheaper than the popular seafood restaurants!

Indeed, the prawns are big and fresh and the taste is pretty much similar to what Jumbo has! The La La, Fried Mee Suah are all the regular dishes we have everytime we are there. I didn't think the crab is good though..
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